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11-04-2012, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by diceman934 View Post
Lou Lamoriello was another one mentioned he has been the president and Gm since 1987 and last won the cup in 2003 .....16 years after he was named the president and GM. This example is very current.
And even in 2003, I am pretty sure there were players either there directly or as an indirect result of actions pre-1987.

The only way this would not be true is if every single player on the Devils was self-drafted with an original draft pick or a result of a trade where only a self-drafted player post-1987 went the other way.

Originally Posted by diceman934 View Post
If you want to know...Edmonton Oilers

Sather became head coach of the Oilers in 1977 and maintained the post when they joined the NHL in 1979–80.[1] In 1978, then-Oilers owner Peter Pocklington came to Sather and asked him whether he should take advantage of an opportunity to acquire Wayne Gretzky. Sather replied, "Whatever you have to do, get him." This was considered a risky proposition in 1978, as many scouts and hockey pundits, notably Howie Meeker, considered Gretzky too small, and unlikely to ever make it in the pro ranks. Upon acquiring Gretzky, Sather allowed him to live with his family.

In 1979, the Edmonton Oilers were absorbed into the NHL.

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That's a great story! So what you're saying is, Sather wasn't the GM when Edmonton got Gretzky.

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