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Yzerman named Lightning GM

Updated: May 25, 2010, 9:50 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman is the Tampa Bay Lightning's new general manager, taking on the task of rebuilding a franchise that's fallen on hard times since winning its only Stanley Cup championship six years ago.

The former Detroit Red Wings captain and executive was introduced Tuesday as Brian Lawton's replacement during a press conference at St. Pete Times Forum. Lawton and coach Rick Tocchet were fired April 12.

"This is a long-term project for me. I believe ...

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