Don't Curse Yzerman For Leaving, Wish Him Well
Yzerman spent considerable time learning the position properly in the Red Wings' front office with Jimmy Devellano, Ken Holland and Jim Nill. He build his own masterpiece when Canada, under extraordinary pressure, won the Olympic gold medal. While it's true Yzerman had a huge talent pool to select from, putting the pieces together wasn't that easy of a puzzle to solve. Certainly Team Canada hasn't always done so in the past.
I talked to Yzerman a couple times the past winter, and he is totally into evaluating players at this point. You can tell, creating his own team, is where his mindset is at during this stage of his hockey career. It'd be different if there was some place for him to go in the organization, or it made sense for the Red Wings to shuffle their front office deck. In truth, it'd make no sense whatsoever. There is solid ownership in Tampa Bay now. Yzerman has good parts to build from - particularly budding superstar Steven Stamkos.
Don't curse him for leaving. Wish him well.