A source tells NHL FanHouse the job could be Yzerman's if he is able to convince management of his commitment for the long haul. Yzerman, the Detroit legend, currently holds a desk job with the Red Wings. His departure from the city where he is beloved will not come easily.
With new owner Jeff Vinik dedicated to building a winner and spending, and Steven Stamkos on the verge of superstardom, the Tampa Bay job is an attractive opportunity.
The Lightning are aiming to have their new general manager in place by the end of May. The new GM will hire a head coach and prepare for the NHL draft in late June.