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07-12-2013, 05:45 AM
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Lou Lamoriello

Is it just me or is the amount of respect/trust/etc he receives getting out of hand?

At this point, it seems Lou is the smartest GM ever, and that's it.

Yeah, he's a good GM but I'm so sick of hearing him basically touted as the number one hockey mind.

Can we all admit he's not as awesome as a lot of Devils fans claim he is?

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07-12-2013, 05:53 AM
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07-12-2013, 05:56 AM
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Holy crap I'm drunk. My point is: Yes, he's a good GM, but why on Earth is his constantly looked at as this excellent GM and some incredible hockey mind?

He's ok. That's it. He's not bad, he's not excellent.

Can we just please admit that?

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07-12-2013, 06:01 AM
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Reaching success with all but optimal circumstances will do that I reckon.

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Is it just me or is the amount of respect/trust/etc he receives getting out of hand?

At this point, it seems Lou is the smartest GM ever, and that's it.

Yeah, he's a good GM but I'm so sick of hearing him basically touted as the number one hockey mind.

Can we all admit he's not as awesome as a lot of Devils fans claim he is?
He is anything BUT the smartest GM ever in the past 5-8 years. His effectiveness is evaporating quickly.

He's got a big black-eye right now in terms of being a quality GM as of right now IMO.

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07-12-2013, 06:28 AM
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He struggled big time with the salary cap when it was introduced.

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07-12-2013, 07:10 AM
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5 Finals since 1995, not many other GMs can claim that.

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07-12-2013, 07:47 AM
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Maybe not the best anymore but one of the most respected league-wide

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07-12-2013, 07:57 AM
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Well NJ will have to start that rebuild. With Kovy gone they will likely finish in the lottery pick zone. But wait...... didn't they lose that pick as a penalty for signing Kovalchuk to CBA breaking contract?

I hope Matteau (29th in 2012) becomes a star.

HUGE mistake!

----Sorry I missed the thread addressing this.

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07-12-2013, 07:59 AM
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No idea why he took the pick at #29. It seemed like a no brainier to scrap it.

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07-12-2013, 08:00 AM
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I'm also a bit ignorant as to why hes considered so great.

What are some moves that he has (or has not) made that could show hes such a good GM?

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07-12-2013, 08:05 AM
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I think he's one of the better GM's in the league still. I'd put him in a category with Jim Rutherford, both make some bad moves occasionally but are good GM's.

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07-12-2013, 08:16 AM
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Much like PL it seems he just can't fully adapt to the cap world.

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07-12-2013, 08:29 AM
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Lol at this thread popping up after Kovy screws everyone over

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07-12-2013, 08:38 AM
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5 Finals since 1995, not many other GMs can claim that.
Take away one of the greatest goalies of all time who had insane longevity and I'd reckon that number would be much much smaller. Just sayin.

If Brodeur goes #11 in 1990 rather than Trevor Kidd, Lamoriello and the Devils history goes very different.


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I'm also a bit ignorant as to why hes considered so great.

What are some moves that he has (or has not) made that could show hes such a good GM?
There really aren't a lot. Much like Holland in Detroit, he drafted well, very well, for a good stretch of years. Then when that stopped, the success stopped.

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07-12-2013, 08:51 AM
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Take away one of the greatest goalies of all time who had insane longevity and I'd reckon that number would be much much smaller. Just sayin.

If Brodeur goes #11 in 1990 rather than Trevor Kidd, Lamoriello and the Devils history goes very different.
Ok? So we had success because we had great players that were drafted by the guy. Lets discount what the Yankees did because if they didn't bring up Jeter and Rivera they never would have won those World Series. Seriously a stupid post

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Ok? So we had success because we had great players that were drafted by the guy. Lets discount what the Yankees did because if they didn't bring up Jeter and Rivera they never would have won those World Series. Seriously a stupid post
I would say mainly that one player... Either way, yes, the Devils had a nice roster in the 90s, however, they haven't had an overly good roster in about a decade. If that's the case then I may as well still say that Glen Sather is the greatest GM of all time because of what he did in the 80s.

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07-12-2013, 10:00 AM
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Lou does better when he has his back to the wall and ownership doesnt interfere. His management style has cost the teams some players and draft picks (not dealing Scott Gomez's rights or David Clarkson's) but it's also led to some things that the Devils don't have to worry about. No idiotic tweets by players for example.

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Well NJ will have to start that rebuild. With Kovy gone they will likely finish in the lottery pick zone. But wait...... didn't they lose that pick as a penalty for signing Kovalchuk to CBA breaking contract?

I hope Matteau (29th in 2012) becomes a star.

HUGE mistake!

----Sorry I missed the thread addressing this.
If NJ makes the playoffs this season would you say Lou was a genius? How do you qualify anything like that?

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07-12-2013, 11:15 AM
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Like any high profile manager (Sports GM/Hedge fund manager/CEO) your brilliance fluctuates. Most of it has to do with external factors and luck. It never changes, but how people perceive does.

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Ok? So we had success because we had great players that were drafted by the guy. Lets discount what the Yankees did because if they didn't bring up Jeter and Rivera they never would have won those World Series. Seriously a stupid post
Talking about the Yankees, did you know Lou had a big influence on George Steinbrenner? He was involved with the Yankees even before the whole YankeeNets thing.

He's still a minority owner of the yankees.

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07-12-2013, 11:32 AM
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Lou's glory years were from 1990-2003, if you ask me. Drafted well, kept talent, made smart moves, etc.

He's struggled with the cap, and has just suffered unfortunate break after unfortunate break.

Keeping the 29th was a ****ing stupid decision, no denying that. I think the penalty will somehow be lifted, especially if the Devils are horrible this year (which I suspect they will be).

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5 Finals since 1995, not many other GMs can claim that.
Plus he throws jars of jam, that's just pure bad***!

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