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Ilitch attempts a staff shuffling in order to keep Yzerman

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Interesting bits of information about Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch trying to shuffle staff in Detroit in order to keep Steve Yzerman with the franchise.  Yzerman, of course, is thought to be the leading candidate for the Lightning general manger role:

"Stevie Y wants to become a GM; we'd love to have him as a GM,'' Ilitch said. "I keep telling Kenny, 'Hey, I want to move you up to president.' He goes, 'I don't want to be a president, I want to be a GM.' So he's going to stay there as GM.''

Holland made it clear he is happy at his current post, which he has held since 1997.

"I'm the general manager, I don't have any interest in becoming president,'' Holland said. "I'm a general manager, that's what I was hired to do.''

Former Wings coach Scotty Bowman had told the St. Pete Times Damian Cristodero that Ilitch looks at Yzerman like a son...  You can see evidence of that here, and the fact Ilitch doesn't want him leaving the nest.