Detroit Hockey Legan Steve Yzerman Hired as GM for Tampa Bay Lightning
It looks like "The Captain" is heading to Tampa Bay.

Detroit hockey legend Steve Yzerman will be introduced as the new general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning at a 3:00 p.m. ET news conference today, according to someone familiar with the decision who talked to the Associated Press.

Yzerman has worked as a vice president for the Detroit Red Wings, the only team he played for during his Hall of Fame career.

The Lightning fired coach Rick Tocchet and GM Brian Lawton last month after the team missed the playoffs for the third season in a row.

Yzerman was not going to get a shot at GM for the Red Wings, because two executives above him -- Ken Holland and Jim Nill -- are expected to sign long term deals.