July 24 2015 08:52AM
Yesterday, Brendan Shanahan sent perhaps the biggest jolt through the fanbase in his time in Toronto by hiring Lou Lamoriello out of New Jersey. There have been bigger moves, most notably the Babcock hire in May for a dump truck full of money, but Lamoriello leaving the swamp after TWENTY-EIGHT years to head up things in Toronto was far, far more surprising, without question.
Now that we've had a moment to pick our brains up off the floor, let's take a look at what Lamoriello's all about. The guy has made headlines a number of times in his time with the Devils, and his overall body of work is something to be marveled at, but let's break things up a little and see where he's done some of his more notable work.
First up, trade history, and there's a lot of it.
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July 23 2015 01:03PM
The Leafs love a good press conference, but unfortunately this one didn't have angry Buffalo reporters or Dave Shoalts forcing awkward jokes on us all. It was just Brendan Shanahan and his Grandpa having a chat for half an hour. While it didn't live up to the excitement of the Babcock unveiling, here are a few snippets from Uncle Lou...
July 23 2015 11:47AM
July 23 2015 11:21AM
As you all know by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have brought in the final piece to their overhaul rebuild - at least, in the front office.
The club announced on Thursday morning that Lou Lamoriello, the tenured GM and president of the New Jersey Devils, had resigned from his position with the Metropolitan Division club to join the Leafs as the new general manager there. That put Lamoriello, who had been in charge of the Devils organization since 1987, in a new position of power for the first time since before 90% of TLN staff was born.
Lou Lamoriello's career as President of the New Jersey Devils predates my career as a human being.— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) July 23, 2015
TLN's Jon Steitzer went out on a limb and discussed where he thinks Lou will fit into the Leafs front office - since, as things stand today, that's not a front office setting or composition that's especially traditional.