Gary Bettman, et al arena sports need to replace their antiquated camera systems... there is absolutely no excuse with today's technology in video to have those blurred camera shots on the goals.
If NASCAR can capture crystal clear, lug nuts coming off at 200mph with their new cameras, the NHL should be using the same too. Heck, the UK and Japan are already using 8K high frame rate cameras today.
EJ Hradek, "Ray, how long has this process been going on? About talking to Lou, phoning him, talking to the owners, when was there the first contact... you guys started communicating/negotiating towards this?
Lamoriello as president and Shero as GM is a very strong management team.
Yep, it is... this move was needed, and it's a good one for the franchise. It's always good to have another set of experienced eyes and grey matter in running the decisions of a franchise. I've found it more advantageous having additional executive voice, suggestions, ideas, and even some counter opposition to some of the continued legacy operations of the past. Sometimes when you have created a dynasty, especially by a legend, it can manifest into surrounding yourself only in your visions and even resulting in hierarchical 'Yes Men' and 'Sycophants'.
Adapt with the complexity of the times, with fresh minds, with successful experienced expertise... It's a WIN-WIN for the Devils organization at all levels, as well as for all the supporters/fans.