NHL Notebook: Has the “New NHL” passed Lamoriello by?

 

Lou Lamoriello has been with the Devils since 1987, has served longer than any current general manager in the league with a single franchise. The architect of three Stanley Cup teams (1995, 2000, 2003), Lamoriello is regarded as one of the great General Managers in the history of the game. Following the lockout, Lamoriello has kept the Devils competitive winning 3 division titles in four years. Despite winning three division titles since the lockout, the Devils have failed to get out of the second round and have failed to get out of the first round, the past two years. When it comes to the salary cap era, Lamoriello has become accustomed to over-paying older veterans.