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NFT: Isles Fans - Lou Lamoriello Joining Org Looks Close

Danny Kanell : 5/14/2018 11:25 am
Just saw this tweet on Facebook but there seems to be growing speculation it's imminent. No idea who this twitter account is but it definitely seems like it's headed this way. He has to have final say over personnel, no? Is Snow (hopefully) gone?

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Lamoriello will be joining the #isles in some capacity. Not sure if itís GM, but other moves will be made before hand.

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Good post by Brooks BTW over the weekend...  
Danny Kanell : 5/14/2018 11:30 am : link
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It makes no sense for Lou Lamoriello to join the Islanders unless ownership gives the commander-in-chief command of the franchise. Any other concept or job description would be fatally flawed.

That means that Lamoriello, who is expected to talk with Scott Malkin/Jon Ledecky in the wake of being eased into a do-nothing senior adviserís role in Toronto a few days after the Leafsí first-round elimination, must be given complete control of the hockey operation ó regardless of whether he assumes the title of general manager and handles the day-to-day duties generally associated with the position.

Lamoriello must set the agenda for the department and must have final say over personnel decisions.

It tends to be forgotten, but Lamoriello was hired as team president (only) by the Devils out of Providence College in May 1987 while Max McNab remained in place as general manager. After McNab procrastinated for weeks on a proposed deal with Vancouver in which New Jersey would have received Patrik Sundstrom in exchange for Kirk McLean and Greg Adams, Lamoriello named himself GM in September on the eve of training camp. He completed the trade within six hours.

Lamoriello would bring accountability to, and demand accountability from, an Islanders organization that has habitually trotted out rationalizations and excuses for repeated failures. Believe me, there have been enough of them provided for a team that has one playoff-round victory over the last quarter of a century. The attitude has been pervasive, too, even spreading behind the bench as often as not.

The clock, of course, is ticking on John Tavaresí potential free-agent defection. Maybe this whole thing with Lamoriello is a Hail Mary designed to keep No. 91 from walking through the door July 1. It had better be more than that. A year ago the narrative was that ownership had decided to keep Garth Snow as GM and Doug Weight as coach because Tavares was comfortable with them. Providing comfort has never been a priority for Lamoriello.

Adding Lamoriello to this organization cannot be a half-measure. Ownership must be committed to turning over the hockey operation in full to Lamoriello. Otherwise, there is no point to these discussions.



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this would be  
The 12th Man : 5/14/2018 11:39 am : link
very good news
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mocorleone : 5/14/2018 11:46 am : link
Jimmy Murphy tweeted out yesterday that Dean Lombardi might join the islanders front office along with Lou lamoriello.
Can someone explain to me what happened in NJ  
EricJ : 5/14/2018 11:47 am : link
with Lou?

What ultimately was the reason why he left?
Adding Lou  
Metnut : 5/14/2018 11:52 am : link
and Lombardi to the front office would make this a monster offseason for the Islanders. Get Snow away from personnel control. If the Isles lose Tavares it'll suck but I can at least buy-in to a plausible retool of the team with Lou and Lombardi running things.
RE: Can someone explain to me what happened in NJ  
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 11:56 am : link
In comment 13963099 EricJ said:
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with Lou?

What ultimately was the reason why he left?

Lou lost touch. His drafts were horrid and let the Devils in horrible shape. They had arguably the worst farm system in hockey when he left. His free agent signings were very bad as well. He was giving big long term deals to aging starts and guys like Ryan Clowe.
Getting rid of Snow is a win  
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 11:56 am : link
but I don't think Lou is the right guy here.
Another terrible decision Lou made  
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 11:58 am : link
When the Devils were hit with the forfeited 1st round draft pick for trying to circumvent the salary cap with the Kovalchuk contract Lou decided against forfeiting the 30th overall pick instead choosing to forfeit the following pick (which ended up in the early teens) to draft bust Stefan Matteau. Everyone at the time questioned the move and they were obviously right.
Staple reporting nothing is going on,  
RottenApple : 5/14/2018 12:46 pm : link
in fact, Snow and Weight are going to scout the world championships. That doesn't sound like change is on the horizon.
I believe that Lou's son  
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 12:50 pm : link
works in the Islanders organization already.
It was..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/14/2018 1:24 pm : link
going to be a tough sell to bring Bill Torrey back....
Too good  
steviej : 5/14/2018 1:26 pm : link
To b true. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
If true  
PaulN : 5/14/2018 1:36 pm : link
You guys are in great shape. He is a great GM and president, unlike Sather who is still waiting for his first cup with the rangers after about 50 years it seems.
I doubt this is true, but I certainly hope it is  
Mike from Ohio : 5/14/2018 4:36 pm : link
Who could have foreseen that promoting your backup goalie to GM may not work out?
RE: RE: Can someone explain to me what happened in NJ  
EricJ : 5/14/2018 4:39 pm : link
In comment 13963117 Jay on the Island said:
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with Lou?

What ultimately was the reason why he left?


Lou lost touch. His drafts were horrid and let the Devils in horrible shape. They had arguably the worst farm system in hockey when he left. His free agent signings were very bad as well. He was giving big long term deals to aging starts and guys like Ryan Clowe.


So why would this be a good thing if the Islanders brought him into the organization?
RE: RE: RE: Can someone explain to me what happened in NJ  
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 5:12 pm : link
In comment 13963532 EricJ said:
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In comment 13963117 Jay on the Island said:


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In comment 13963099 EricJ said:


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with Lou?

What ultimately was the reason why he left?


Lou lost touch. His drafts were horrid and let the Devils in horrible shape. They had arguably the worst farm system in hockey when he left. His free agent signings were very bad as well. He was giving big long term deals to aging starts and guys like Ryan Clowe.



So why would this be a good thing if the Islanders brought him into the organization?

I never said it was.
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Bogey : 5/14/2018 6:00 pm : link
In comment 13963558 Jay on the Island said:
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In comment 13963532 EricJ said:


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In comment 13963117 Jay on the Island said:


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In comment 13963099 EricJ said:


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with Lou?

What ultimately was the reason why he left?


Lou lost touch. His drafts were horrid and let the Devils in horrible shape. They had arguably the worst farm system in hockey when he left. His free agent signings were very bad as well. He was giving big long term deals to aging starts and guys like Ryan Clowe.



So why would this be a good thing if the Islanders brought him into the organization?


I never said it was.


If it gets Snow out, it's definitely a good thing.
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