Detroit Red Wings fans took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon after it was reported that Steve Yzerman would be stepping down as the Tampa Bay Lightning GM and taking on an advisory role with the team for the final year of his contract.
Fans used several GIFs to describe how they're feeling, and also made a few jokes at the Lions' expense. On the other hand, some Lightning fans were not happy with the move.
Check out the reaction below.
BREAKING: Steve Yzerman steps down as GM for the Tampa Bay Lightning
Wings fans right now: pic.twitter.com/zsimEHcFL9
— Young Sinatra IV 9.28.18 (@OneBlackPatch) September 11, 2018
We need Steve Yzerman! Come home! #DetroitRedWings
— Eric (@Ebarbz88) September 11, 2018
Im not one to believe in random sources about sports news. But when I hear Steve Yzerman is "going home to Detroit" I lose my damn mind.
— Evan Lobsinger (@HockeytownEvan) September 11, 2018
Everyone on Twitter reacting to the Steve Yzerman news. pic.twitter.com/nu3StzOf4T
— Josh Tessler (@JoshTessler_) September 11, 2018
MUCH LIKE IN 1983 WHEN DETROIT WAS AT A LOW POINT, STEVE YZERMAN IS COMING HOME TO RESCUE THE CITY https://t.co/aNXXx0BbVe
— Jim Costa (@JimCosta_) September 11, 2018
Going "home" to Detroit. Instant warm and fuzzies. Can someone check if there is a 'Steve Yzerman' nameplate at @LCArena_Detroit? https://t.co/8cbe33vEII
— AlwaysSunnyInDetroit (@Tim_Goergen) September 11, 2018
FRIENDSHIP ENDED WITH BOB QUINN, NOW STEVE YZERMAN IS MY BEST FRIEND https://t.co/oPJBlHn7gN
— Giancarlo (@slothfacedkilla) September 11, 2018
I think I'll wear my Steve Yzerman Red Wings jersey tonight.
— Greg Fast (@gregfast_) September 11, 2018
Look, Matt Stafford was bad last night, but I'm really not sure a 53-year-old Steve Yzerman is the answer at quarterback. https://t.co/Zfaj0Ipkuo
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) September 11, 2018
COME HOME STEVE YZERMAN. COME HOME.
— Patrick (@GunOfBavaria) September 11, 2018
@ Steve Yzerman: if you go back to Detroit pic.twitter.com/jMBxfQGY1T
— Mark Jared (@Mark__Jared) September 11, 2018