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#1 Jerzey Devil

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:10 AM

I just have a feeling that once Lou decides to retire, Marty is going to be the man to fill his shoes. It somewhat makes sense too. Not only is he a hero in NJ, but his family is already here. He seems to have a pretty big voice in the organization already.

But is this a good idea? Do you think Marty would make a good GM? If not Marty, then who do you think will get the job? Someone else within the organization or will they go outside the org?

I know this is still a little ways off but not too far. Lou's pushing 70. I'm sure he doesn't want to do this for too much longer.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:13 AM

I just have a feeling that once Lou decides to retire, Marty is going to be the man to fill his shoes. It somewhat makes sense too. Not only is he a hero in NJ, but his family is already here. He seems to have a pretty big voice in the organization already.

But is this a good idea? Do you think Marty would make a good GM? If not Marty, then who do you think will get the job? Someone else within the organization or will they go outside the org?

I know this is still a little ways off but not too far. Lou's pushing 70. I'm sure he doesn't want to do this for too much longer.

I think it's very unlikely. It seems like Scott Stevens is being groomed for the position. Marty has very good hockey sense, but idk how that would translate into be a GM
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:14 AM

Why would we think Marty is going to be GM? What possible information could we go by to evaluate if he'd do a good job or not at it?

Marty is no Garth Snow. :whistling:
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

I think it's very unlikely. It seems like Scott Stevens is being groomed for the position. Marty has very good hockey sense, but idk how that would translate into be a GM


I see Stevens behind the bench. Not that I don't think he would make a great GM but I think he's more of a hands on type of guy.

Why would we think Marty is going to be GM? What possible information could we go by to evaluate if he'd do a good job or not at it?

Marty is no Garth Snow. :whistling:


Just speculation. Marty seems to be very involved in the organization. I don't think he'll be done when he retires. Then again, I never thought I'd see Yzerman take a job anywhere outside of Detroit so you never know.

Edited by Jerzey Devil, 10 September 2010 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:30 AM

Lou won't retire until he dies. He will still try to run the team from the grave. I think Stevens will be the next GM, and I think he will be a good one. As far as Marty goes, I can see him kinda disappearing for awhile after he is done playing. I think he will be in Montreal for the majority of his time. I would love to see him step into a front office role with the Devs, but I am not sure how likely that is.

Edited by ThreeCups, 10 September 2010 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:34 AM

I see Conte taking over and let's not forget Lou has a son who is the GM of our two minor league teams...
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:35 AM

I see Conte taking over and let's not forget Lou has a son who is the GM of our two minor league teams...



No way he gets the big seat

EDIT: By "he" I mean Lamoriello Jr

Edited by ThreeCups, 10 September 2010 - 11:37 AM.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:37 AM

I think it's a good possibility. Brodeur is quite different than most hockey players. He often states he is a student of the game, and you can see he means it because he knows much more about what's going on around the league than most players do. He is very knowledgeable of players on other teams, and he likes to get involved in any capacity he can (competition committee, etc). Also, despite my love of making fun of the dumb look he usually has on his face, I think he's a very intelligent person.

As far as doing other things after he retires, I don't believe he will quit hockey because it really defines who he is. It's not just a career for him.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:51 AM

Lou won't retire until he dies. He will still try to run the team from the grave. I think Stevens will be the next GM, and I think he will be a good one. As far as Marty goes, I can see him kinda disappearing for awhile after he is done playing. I think he will be in Montreal for the majority of his time. I would love to see him step into a front office role with the Devs, but I am not sure how likely that is.



Stevens has rate-limiting characteristics... top one being he's uncomfortable making big decisions. He likes to be liked. it WILL affect his judgement at some point. Look at that YouTube video of him getting all defensive about the Willis hit -- a GM is given too much time to make the tough call. He'll kill himself. Coach he'll make the right call in the moment and torture himself afterward (or vice versa) like Larry. Larry Robinson that is.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:59 AM

Gosh, I hope not... I don't think that Marty would make a good GM. He seems like a good student of the game, but I am not sure he has the right personality. I see Stevens as a more likely candidate, but who knows.

I'd rather see Marty be involved with the NHLPA and/or league offices. Marty has a deep respect of the game, and other players in the league. He'd be my choice for that type of work.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

I think Lou's son is being prepared to take over
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:20 PM

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:22 PM

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I hope not. Just because your father was the GM of an NHL team does not make you fit to be. Do you thin k you could become the President of the United States just because your father...oh wait.. :giggle:
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

If not Marty, then who do you think will get the job? Someone else within the organization or will they go outside the org?


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:57 PM

No way he gets the big seat

EDIT: By "he" I mean Lamoriello Jr



Any particular reason why you think that?
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:00 PM

Any particular reason why you think that?



What qualifications does he have? His dad handed him a job as GM of a minor league team? And now he should run an NHL franchise? No thanks...
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

It's quite simple.


Lou will refuse to die.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:07 PM

It's quite simple.


Lou will refuse to die.



I am sure he will try to have his son be his successor. I hope Vanderbeek is having NONE of that
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

The problem is that Lamoriello Jr. has not done a good job with the team he is running. Pedigree can only take you so far.
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