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
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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
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
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