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5 potential successors to Lou Lamoriello as NJ Devils General Manager


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Marty Brodeur, IMO it will take him to long to get up to speed, Lou has to go like next year not 3 years from now.

 

Brian Burke, IMO maybe not a strong candidate based on record.

 

Chris Lamoriello, IMO too much family connection Lou will be running things through son.

 

Doug Risebrough, IMO sound acceptable

 

 

David Conte, IMO too many ties to Lou and hasn't done so well in current job lately but that could be Lou.

 

 

http://justyouraveragefan.sportsblog.com/posts/1488408/5_potential_successors_to_lou_lamoriello_as_nj_devils_general_manager.html

 

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Shero and McPhee are two other possibilities from the GM experience tree. I don't think Darcy Regier is a serious option. It could also be a guy with Devils ties who is in another organization as a lead scout or an up and comer.

This is not a bad thread to start as Lou is now in his early 70s and I think the conversation can be taken seriously it's time to transition.

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Nope. 

 

Next Devils GM will be this guy.

 

im Burke
Director of Scouting

S.J_Burke_Tim.jpg
Director of Scouting Tim Burke enters his 16th season as the head of the Sharks scouting department. 

Burke, 57, coordinates and oversees the Sharks efforts in the National Hockey League's annual Entry Draft while working closely with Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson and his staff. In addition to being the principal decision-maker at the draft table, Burke is also responsible for evaluating amateur talent at every level in all North American and European leagues and supervises all aspects of the club's amateur scouting efforts. 

Burke's hard work and keen decision making, coupled with the talents of his competent staff at evaluating players, has produced admired results. Burke's selection process has helped the Sharks create a solid foundation of talented players from which to build the franchise around — including Patrick Marleau (1997), Douglas Murray (1999), Ryane Clowe (2001), Joe Pavelski (2003), Thomas Greiss (2004), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (2005), Justin Braun (2007), 2011 Calder Memorial Trophy runner-up Logan Couture (2007), Jason Demers (2008) and Tommy Wingels (2008), all of whom played prominent roles in the Sharks recent seasons. 

Since the 2003 NHL Draft, Sharks draft selections have played the second-most games of any NHL team’s draft picks (4,078), despite the organization having the lowest average draft position of any NHL team during that span (137.96).

A member of the Sharks scouting department since the 1992-93 campaign, Burke was promoted to his current position on June 4, 1996. Before his promotion, Burke served as director of professional scouting from 1992-96 and evaluated talent throughout all North American professional leagues and assisted with amateur scouting. 

From 1987-92, he spent five seasons in the New Jersey Devils organization, serving in several capacities, including as a Devils assistant coach, head coach for the American Hockey League's Utica Devils and as a pro scout. Burke was also an assistant coach at Princeton University from 1984-86. 

A former defenseman, Burke was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (124th overall) of the 1975 NHL Entry Draft and by the Chicago Cougars in the second round (25th overall) of the 1974 World Hockey Association Entry Draft. He was a four-year letterman in both hockey and baseball at the University of New Hampshire, where he was named to the NCAA's All-America hockey team after his senior campaign.

He played seven years of professional hockey following his outstanding collegiate career, including three seasons (1977-80) with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, the Canadiens AHL affiliate, and one season with Jokerit Helsinki in the Finnish Elite League.

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Nope.

Next Devils GM will be this guy.

im Burke

Director of Scouting

S.J_Burke_Tim.jpg

Director of Scouting Tim Burke enters his 16th season as the head of the Sharks scouting department.

Burke, 57, coordinates and oversees the Sharks efforts in the National Hockey League's annual Entry Draft while working closely with Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson and his staff. In addition to being the principal decision-maker at the draft table, Burke is also responsible for evaluating amateur talent at every level in all North American and European leagues and supervises all aspects of the club's amateur scouting efforts.

Burke's hard work and keen decision making, coupled with the talents of his competent staff at evaluating players, has produced admired results. Burke's selection process has helped the Sharks create a solid foundation of talented players from which to build the franchise around — including Patrick Marleau (1997), Douglas Murray (1999), Ryane Clowe (2001), Joe Pavelski (2003), Thomas Greiss (2004), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (2005), Justin Braun (2007), 2011 Calder Memorial Trophy runner-up Logan Couture (2007), Jason Demers (2008) and Tommy Wingels (2008), all of whom played prominent roles in the Sharks recent seasons.

Since the 2003 NHL Draft, Sharks draft selections have played the second-most games of any NHL team’s draft picks (4,078), despite the organization having the lowest average draft position of any NHL team during that span (137.96).

A member of the Sharks scouting department since the 1992-93 campaign, Burke was promoted to his current position on June 4, 1996. Before his promotion, Burke served as director of professional scouting from 1992-96 and evaluated talent throughout all North American professional leagues and assisted with amateur scouting.

From 1987-92, he spent five seasons in the New Jersey Devils organization, serving in several capacities, including as a Devils assistant coach, head coach for the American Hockey League's Utica Devils and as a pro scout. Burke was also an assistant coach at Princeton University from 1984-86.

A former defenseman, Burke was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (124th overall) of the 1975 NHL Entry Draft and by the Chicago Cougars in the second round (25th overall) of the 1974 World Hockey Association Entry Draft. He was a four-year letterman in both hockey and baseball at the University of New Hampshire, where he was named to the NCAA's All-America hockey team after his senior campaign.

He played seven years of professional hockey following his outstanding collegiate career, including three seasons (1977-80) with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, the Canadiens AHL affiliate, and one season with Jokerit Helsinki in the Finnish Elite League.

Not gonna lie, this guy sounds like an excellent candidate.
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I still think Lou should be given the benefit of another year or two under this ownership where he can invest in scouting, invest in technology and invest in statistics and so on. Let's see see what he can do.

No. The time to change is now.

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I'm not so sure Lou is looking to leave, and I don't think he'll be fired.

He's 72. He's clearly not going to leave on his own. They may ask him to step aside from GM duties and serve as some sort of Sr. VP for a year or two.

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He's 72. He's clearly not going to leave on his own. They may ask him to step aside from GM duties and serve as some sort of Sr. VP for a year or two.

 

When you are an exceptional person in any line of work age is nothing but a number. Warren Buffett is 84 and still runs Berkshire.

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When you are an exceptional person in any line of work age is nothing but a number. Warren Buffett is 84 and still runs Berkshire.

He actually doesn't run it day to day anymore and hasn't for years. He just is a majority shareholder now.

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He's 72. He's clearly not going to leave on his own. They may ask him to step aside from GM duties and serve as some sort of Sr. VP for a year or two.

I think he plans to step down pretty soon, within the next season or so. It wouldn't shock me if the last thing he does as GM is hire Marty in some front office position and walk away.

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