The Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff spot on Saturday. Nobody expected them to reach the playoffs this season despite an influx of good young players led by their number one pick, Auston Matthews. 404 more words
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Toronto Maple Leafs’ pretender-to-contender season echoes Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello’s early New Jersey Devils days
In Lou Lamoriello’s first season in the NHL he took over the worst team in hockey.
By June, the New Jersey Devils, who had never been in the playoffs before, were one win away from playing for the Stanley Cup. 884 more words
Jim Popp faces colossal task in trying to turn Toronto Argonauts into winners — just like Lou Lamoriello
TORONTO — There is a lot of the Lou Lamoriello story in Jim Popp’s hiring with the Toronto Argonauts.
Lamoriello had built something of a dynasty with the New Jersey Devils, ran out of time and success, and, in some people’s minds, he became yesterday’s man. 921 more words
For all those seasons, post-2004, that the Maple Leafs thought they would make the playoffs and left themselves open to ridicule, the spring of 2017 will have a different vibe. 739 more words
Toronto Maple Leafs 'a little ahead' of expectations with Auston Matthews showing 'complete player' potential: GM Lou Lamoriello
TORONTO — Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello likes to say that when it comes to managing an NHL team, there’s a five-year plan which changes daily. 801 more words
Just so we’re clear, Lou Lamoriello, will you or won’t you try to improve the Maple Leafs via trade if the club is knocking on the playoff door at the NHL trade deadline on March 1? 851 more words
Toronto Maple Leafs management preaches patience as players fall short of Mike Babcock's point standards
As his youthful team progresses, Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello knows the importance of patience quite well.
But he doesn’t find it overly enjoyable. 869 more words