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Devils GM Lou Lamoriello steps down as GM after 28 years


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Good luck finding the next guy to hold a GM job in professional sports for 28 years. Lou will stay on as team President. While I am not a Devils fan, I have lots of respect for the way Lou did his job and ran the Devils as one of the NHL's most consistently winning franchises. He deserves a lot more credit and attention than he gets.

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Good luck finding the next guy to hold a GM job in professional sports for 28 years. Lou will stay on as team President. While I am not a Devils fan, I have lots of respect for the way Lou did his job and ran the Devils as one of the NHL's most consistently winning franchises. He deserves a lot more credit and attention than he gets.

 

Agree with everything except for "He deserves a lot more credit and attention than he gets."

Only because I think he gets a ton of credit and attention. And it's well deserved.

Lou is a legend.

.... except for the ilya signing of course. ;)

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Lou's greatest move was getting Stevens for compensation from the Blues for the Shanahan debacle.

Steven's hit on Libdros turned around the series, and forever made Lindros a more timid player. He was never the same.

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Lou's greatest move was getting Stevens for compensation from the Blues for the Shanahan debacle.

Steven's hit on Libdros turned around the series, and forever made Lindros a more timid player. He was never the same.

pretty much ended his career didnt it?

that was like the 6th concussion in what, 9 years?

what's crazy is that lindros should never have been playing that day. it was only his second game back after missing like 30 for concussion.

they say he only played so that he could show-case himself for a trade (there was that big back and forth bitch fest between him and the flyers).

he scored a goal in game 6 actually, and hit claude lemieux pretty cleanly.

and then.... boom. stevens.

never ever ever just go through neutral zone and into the devils zone with your head down if stevens is on the ice.

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Aside from the teams built, I give a lot of credit to Jacque Lemaire and the neutral zone trap that ended up being so effective they had to change the rules.

 

But yeah, the teams were sick. The Stevens/Neidermeyer pairing is still my favorite defensive tandem of all-time. So many good players came through the Devils system: Rafalski, Elias, Sykora, Gomez, Guerin, Pederson, Sullivan, Rolston, Morrison, Souray, Madden, Gionta, White, Parise, Zajac. That was kind of the extent of what I remember before the lockouts and losing Center Ice with Devils games in the mid/late 00's.

 

I just remember it being a factory and every year they were in contention since Brodeur (ha, speaking of someone I shouldn't have left off the list above) came in.

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I've read that many Devil's fans think he lost his way a while ago, they haven't produced good talent in a long time.

It can be seen by them being the oldest team in the NHL, they need a full rebuild before they become the next Sabre's.

 

They do have Adam Larsson but by sucking & getting the 4th pick.

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**** the Devils. They just fired their strength and conditioning coach after 22 years of dedicated service.

It's obviously his fault that they have sucked the past 3 seasons.

I hope they lose every game this season.

 

They should, their roster is awful except for a few players & their farm system was dead last in the rankings

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/team-rankings/spring-team-rankings-2014-15/page/3

 

There going to be the bad for a long time unless they get their farm system rebuilt & trade off what assets they still have for prospects + picks.

NJ having the highest age per player on their team in the NHL doesn't help them either.

 

It could get really ugly for them next season and seasons after that, with such a thin prospect pool they have pretty much nothing ready to step up should any of their key players get hurt & thats where they will look like a ECHL team with weak prospects filling holes.

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