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#1 gionta182

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:15 PM

http://www.nj.com/de...e_relieved.html

A report in Street & Smyth's Sports Business Journal says Lamoriello will be relieved of his business responsibilities with the team, allowing him to concentrate solely on hockey.

According to the story, Devils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek and the Devils hired the executive search firm James & Co. to fill the position. The team is looking for someone with extensive experience managing a sports franchise's business operations.


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:16 PM

i thought this meant something about his GM status......
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:17 PM

this is huge news and a positive step for the franchise.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:17 PM

I like this. Lou has too much sh!t on his plate. Focus on building another Cup winner Lou.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:18 PM

wowowowow....actually, doesn't seem like that big a deal
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:20 PM

Why do I get the feeling this wasn't Lou's idea?
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:21 PM

It's not a big deal. It is one less thing Lou has to worry about and he can concentrate more on the Devils operations.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:22 PM

Good. Great. Fantastic. I'm elated with this news.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:23 PM

I rather he concentrate on business and leave the team building to someone else ... hes been on the wrong end of the ledger lately...
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:23 PM

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:25 PM

I rather he concentrate on business and leave the team building to someone else ... hes been on the wrong end of the ledger lately...


yeah i mean all the guys out there that are better than him. please name 10 general managers with a better track record than lou lamoriello in any sport over the last 10 years.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:28 PM

It's a good decision but who knows how Lou will take it.

Lou was asked earlier in the year about Zach Parise's emergence as a real superstar in this league, and if he would like to use that opportunity to market him around Jersey. His answer was as long as I am around that won't be happening. No one is above the team and it's about the front of the jersey and not the back. Made me role my eyes.

It has been known that the Devils poor attendance has been partly Lou's fault. There was never any effort to attract new fans. 12000-14000 fans a night was perfectly acceptable to him. Any other President in the league or any sport for that matter would have been fired with the teams success and those numbers.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:33 PM

yeah i mean all the guys out there that are better than him. please name 10 general managers with a better track record than lou lamoriello in any sport over the last 10 years.

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I think its time for new choices.. what are we suppose to do if we cant get past the first round in the next 5 years? stay the course because you want drink kool aid? Grow up - everything changes.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:35 PM

It's about damn time. I doubt he's upset. He and VBK probably discussed and agreed on things. Hopefully they hire a marketing genius.

dr33, I'd imagine what Lou said could be interpreted as as long as he's in charge. Well, he's not anymore.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:39 PM

Soooo does this mean 3rd jerseys? :P
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:40 PM

yeah i mean all the guys out there that are better than him. please name 10 general managers with a better track record than lou lamoriello in any sport over the last 10 years.


How about something more relevant...like, the past 5 years?
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:41 PM

Lou was asked earlier in the year about Zach Parise's emergence as a real superstar in this league, and if he would like to use that opportunity to market him around Jersey. His answer was as long as I am around that won't be happening. No one is above the team and it's about the front of the jersey and not the back. Made me role my eyes.


Wonder what he thinks of a certain mb30 mask? :P
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:42 PM

How about something more relevant...like, the past 5 years?

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:20 PM

Soooo does this mean 3rd jerseys? :P


ahhh.... i dk about that. that's another one of those "things" that kind of makes the devils who they are. i think we could live without it.
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