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Analyzing Lou Lamoriello's Move to Toronto

Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan shocked the hockey world by naming longtime New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello the new General Manager in Toronto. In true Lou fashion, the media knew nothing of the hiring beforehand, and the move left more than few people in the NHL community with more than a few questions: Why would Lamoriello, at 72 years old, leave New Jersey for a full-time GM job? 346 more words


Full autonomy: Lamoriello's place in Leafs' chain of command

How would a front office that once pondered not naming a GM at all handle the addition of an executive who’s accustomed to wielding Zeus-like control? 270 more words

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Brendan Shanahan, New Jersey, Toronto, and Useless Facts

In light of today’s announcement regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs, I thought we’d look at a little Now and Then of the man, Brendan Shanahan… 196 more words

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Mr. Lamoriello lands in Toronto

1987. April 30, to be exact.

That’s when the New Jersey Devils hired Lou Lamoriello to be general manager of a then sad sack franchise that had started as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved to Denver to be the first incarnation of the Colorado Rockies in 1976, only to fail in the Mile High City and move to East Rutherford, N.J. 784 more words

Toronto Maple Leafs newly appointed GM Lou Lamoriello brings NHL experience the current front office lacked

TORONTO – In an era of thumping bass and caffeinated hosts, when every stoppage in play has a sponsor and bright flashing lights, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed a manager who views his hockey teams like he would view an orchestra. 820 more words


Twitter reacts with shock, awe and alarm as Toronto Maple Leafs hire Lou Lamoriello: "Craziness!"

Usually when big news comes out in the hockey world, you have to go to the bloggers and the fans for the humorous, the alarmed, the upset and the shocked comments on Twitter.  1,540 more words

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St. Louis Blues sign forward Vladimir Tarasenko to eight-year, $60M deal

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues say they have signed star forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract.

General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Tuesday, locking up the 23-year-old Tarasenko after a season in which he made his first career all-star game and was 10th in the NHL with 73 points, including 37 goals, to go along with a plus-27 rating. 131 more words