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Let Lou Lamoriello Do His Job

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

This Leafs team is deeper, stronger, more talented, more naturally skilled than any team post 1967. So why let Lamoriello go — or push him out — even if he happens to be turning 76 in the fall?

He hasn’t lost a step, which might have been assumed when he came here three years ago. He hasn’t lost track of the league, what it takes to win, what matters to him (even though some of his rules may seem archaic).

And as someone who knows Lamoriello better than anyone, Lamoriello won’t settle for some kind of meaningless title going forward, giving him control over nothing. He has played that game in New Jersey once with a promotion that didn’t mean anything. That didn’t work. It prompted his surprising departure from the Devils organization.

Why not run the course with Lamoriello, who doesn’t want to go anywhere? He loves this team, this city, and while he’d never say so, he’s awfully proud of what has been accomplished here. An old friend of Lamoriello’s said he has never seen him happier or more relaxed.

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Whatever happened to all the talk from last season of Ken Holland being close to a sure thing to replace Lamoriello?

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