The first bomb dropped just before 10 a.m. on the East Coast: Lou Lamoriello, the man who had run the New Jersey Devils since 1987, had resigned from his position as team president.
Lamoriello had given up his role as general manager to Ray Shero earlier this summer, but remained as team president in what many felt would be his last position before retirement.
“Lou Lamoriello created and defined what it meant to be a New Jersey Devil,” said co-owner Josh Harris. "His brilliance in shaping this franchise into one of the most storied and celebrated organizations in sport will make him a New Jersey Devil for life. He represented this organization, our current and former players, the state of New Jersey, and the greatest fans in the National Hockey League in a manner that exemplified character, class, and dignity.”
Character … class … dignity … these are virtues the Toronto Maple Leafs have been desperate to locate for the last several seasons. It’s why they spent $60 million to bring inRead More »from Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM, resigns from Devils in NHL shocker