Tag Archives: Lou Lamoriello

12/8/15 Devils vs. Leafs Preview

Match Overview Having gained 5 out of a possible 6 points in their last three contests, the Devils travel to Toronto for their first matchup of the season against the Maple Leafs. This marks the first time that Lou Lamoriello will go up against his former team since leaving New Jersey for the Maple Leafs’

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Patrik Elias: Is Less More?

Amidst the changes the New Jersey Devils have made this offseason, Patrik Elias has deservedly slipped through the cracks. The 39-year old career Devil is the oldest player on the roster as he enters the final season of a three-year contract he signed in 2013. While he’ll always be remembered for his prowess with the puck, extraordinary playmaking

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Writers Roundtable: The Dog Days of Summer

With the month of August in full swing, it means two things for the hockey community: the dog days of summer have begun, but on the flipside, we’re another month closer to the start of training camp. Since our first edition of Devils Army Blog’s Writers Roundtable came out, the New Jersey Devils have been

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Dainius Zubrus: The Latest Casualty of Change

After eight years with the organization, forward Dainius Zubrus has been placed on unconditional waivers with the purpose of terminating the final year of his contract. The 37-year old Lithuanian had a very counterproductive year that his ice time eventually reflected in the latter half of the season. He had only four goals and ten

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Writers Roundtable: Lamoriello’s Lasting Legacy

As the dog days of the NHL offseason draw near, it becomes increasingly difficult to consistently find fresh hockey-related topics (let alone anything on the Devils) to discuss on a routine basis. The writers here at Devils Army Blog have gotten together for the first of what will become a weekly panel (similar to the

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Severance: Lamoriello and Devils Officially Part Ways

In typical fashion of operating under complete secrecy, longtime General Manager (relegated himself to President this offseason) Lou Lamoriello sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world by resigning from his post in New Jersey to become the next general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was never widely considered a candidate for the position, and comes

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Devils 2015-2016 Coaching Staff: Wiping the Slate Clean

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci It started with the hiring of 40-year old John Hynes, who became the youngest head coach in the NHL upon joining the New Jersey Devils on June 2. It was perceived as an uncharacteristic move to the Devils faithful, who are more accustomed to seeing the same coaches- or at

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Paul Martin: Back in Red and Black?

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Just because Lou Lamoriello relinquished his duties as general manager, doesn’t mean all his old habits and transaction-related tendencies will go with him. One such trend that perpetually echoed through Lamoriello’s extensive player acquisition history has been bringing back players that formerly played for the organization. This tactic hasn’t necessarily worked

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Patrik Elias: Trade Chip or Career Devil?

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Much like Martin Brodeur in the latter years of his career, there isn’t much that left wing Patrik Elias hasn’t done over the years he’s played in the NHL. His milestone achievement of reaching 1000 points this season was the latest of countless accomplishments he’s made throughout his professional career. He’s had multiple

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