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As per TSN, the Lightning have called a press conference for today at 3pm ET to introduce Steve Yzerman as the new GM. He will be the sixth general manger for the Lightning in their franchise history.

More updates to follow later today.

Initial thoughts is that I like the direction the team is going in. There will be some doubters as to if he'll actually be a good GM or not, but he will be an upgrade to what we've had over the last couple of years. As much as I may dislike the Wings, I've been jealous of their drafting system and how they run their club so I welcome the system that Yzerman has learned from.

Will be curious to see: how much Vinik will allow him to spend on the team, what will happen with Lecavalier and who Yzerman will be naming as coach.