You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci With the Stanley Cup Finals well underway and the offseason right around the corner, we’re in the midst of one of hockey’s busiest times of year. I was fortunate to touch base with Mike Straw, one of my oldest friends and managing editor who writes for the Hockey
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The unexpected happened a month ago: Lou Lamoriello – the architect, the Godfather, the face of the Devils for 27 years – relieved himself of his GM duties in the way only he could—in utter secrecy. It was a shock to everyone including the media, his own players and NHL hierarchy alike. There were rumors of
According to a report from Elliotte Friedman, Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy with his situation in Pittsburgh. Friedman cited sources from around the league that Malkin would be open to a trade. If this were to be the case, the Russian superstar would be one of the most coveted players on the market this offseason.
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
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
Follow me on Twitter: @MiikeLuci I’ve written for a few different hockey websites over the years and made some amazing friends and contacts during that time. While we’ve all gone in different directions over the years, it hasn’t stopped us from keeping in touch and finding reasons to collaboratively work together. I was fortunate to
Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Coming seemingly out of left field, Ray Shero’s succeeding of Lou Lamoriello as general manager marked the conclusion of one of the most illustrious eras in hockey history. It doesn’t make sense not to start a piece like this without paying tribute to the 28 years Lou Lamoriello spent as