I didn't see this posted here, and thought it was a good read, in the event that you missed it:
Step out of line with Lou Lamoriello and he’s the stern father. Stay in line, and he’s the loving father.
“That’s probably a really good way to put him,” says David Conte, who served with Lamoriello for the bulk of his nearly three decades in New Jersey.
The former executive vice-president of hockey operations and director of scouting with the Devils, Conte actually joined the franchise before Lamoriello in 1984, staying at his side for all but a handful of his more than 10,000 days in charge. Conte never wanted to disappoint his father growing up and he “felt that way about Lou as a boss.”