And, according to CBCSports.ca senior hockey writer Mike Brophy, his NHL employers may have encouraged him to turn his attention to bringing a championship or two to Tampa Bay.
Brophy joined Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM hosts Rob Pizzo and Mark Osborne to talk about why he thought Yzerman stepped down from his role with the Canadian Olympic team Sunday, saying it could have been due to pressure from Lightning ownership.
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Rob Pizzo and co-hosts Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, Tim Wharnbsy and Cassie Campbell-Pascall discuss the game of hockey in an entertaining way on Hockey Night in Canada Radio, the flagship of NHL Network radio on SiriusXM. Weekdays from 3-5pm ET on Sirius 207 and XM 211.