Louis Lamoriello Posted June 29, 2009 Share Posted June 29, 2009 (edited) Good Afternoon and thank you for joining me here today on the NJDevs Fan message board. I would like to discuss a few topics here today that are currently going on in the world of the New Jersey Devils organization. I would first like to extend my gratitude and thanks to our fans for supporting us through the 2008 - 2009 season. Unfortunately it was a disappointing end to a great season filled with many records being broken, Martin Brodeur's all time win record, as well as Patrik Elias' all time point leader for the organization to name a few. I would like to also thank our fans for joining us for our Draft Party on Friday night, and our equipment sale was a huge success. In regards to the draft, we have drafted a great number of young and talented individuals who we have nothing but the highest of expectations from and understand everything it is to be a New Jersey Devil and part of this organization. It's something that we believe in our organization. We want every player who ends up with us to be part of us, no matter who it is. During the offseason, as a General Manager, you are sometimes faced with difficult decisions and have to make the right decision for the organization at that given time. I will be working vigorously with our free agents, and their agents to come to an agreement that will fit both parties going into the future and know we have some great talent that I will hopefully be resigning in the coming days. We are very close to coming to terms of an extension with Johnny Oduya, but as per club policy, details of the transaction will be disclosed. I will very briefly state on the Brent Sutter situation. I was extremely disappointed in Brent's decision but can understand his views on his family and the situation. It was a bit unsettling when I was informed he signed with another team, but I do not wish to further comment on the situation. I am feverishly searching for a qualified candidate and hope to have an announcement on or around July 1st. Thank you again for your continued support and I hope to speak with you again soon. -L Louis Lamoriello This is not the real Lou Lamoriello, GM of the NJ Devils, this is just a commical take for the entertainment of the NJDevs board members Edited June 29, 2009 by Louis Lamoriello Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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