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Lou Lamoriello Done In Toronto As GM

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Any way a team that’s desperate gives lou a chance? I heard Carolina is into Ferguson Jr.

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 04/30/18 at 12:07 PM ET

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Iamhaljordan , Friedman tweeted last night the GM job is on hold in Carolina at least short term, Waddell is it at this point.

There is some rumblings the NYI may have an interest.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/30/18 at 12:08 PM ET

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The guy is 75 and has had a successful career. If I were him, I would ride off into the sunset.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 04/30/18 at 12:12 PM ET

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Thanks Paul…..Carolina is going to screw up this 2md I know it

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 04/30/18 at 12:15 PM ET

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Shanahan and Lamoriello will be talking at a press conference at 1pm today.

Also, as the posted statement says Lamoriello could stay on as an advisor but many, along with me, don’t believe that will happen.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/30/18 at 12:34 PM ET

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Maybe Lou and Brian Burke can have their own show on Sportsnet.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/30/18 at 12:52 PM ET

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Lance Hornby tweet,

Very brief conference call, Lamoriello says he intends to honour his current contract with no thought of moving on. Shanahan says no timetable for replacement, based on late June NHL draft or otherwise.

I am still in the belief if an offer from another team comes around, Lamoriello will take it, unless his contract says otherwise.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/30/18 at 01:32 PM ET

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Does Toronto really need a “senior advisor”?  Just about anyone watching at home could advise to find some D and an upgrade in goal.  Pay up for that senior advice.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/30/18 at 01:58 PM ET

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My biggest hope is that they drag this out for as long as possible so that the hockey media can ignore the playoffs and focus most of their attention on the re-shuffling of the Leafs’ front office. </snark>

Posted by Steeb on 04/30/18 at 02:01 PM ET

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This is why I can’t stand the media.  All the headlines, “Lou out as GM” “Lou not returning as GM” they make it all sound so dramatic. 

The headline should be, “Lou’s contract being fulfilled, three year term as GM has been completed and will now move to Senior Adviser role as agreed to at contract signing”.

Sure, it’s long.  But it’s not as far-fetched!

Posted by TreKronor on 04/30/18 at 02:43 PM ET

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Shanahan says no timetable for replacement, based on late June NHL draft or otherwise.

The true new GM currently holds the title of Maple Leafs head coach.

 

Posted by Steve1306 on 04/30/18 at 02:59 PM ET

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All the headlines, “Lou out as GM” “Lou not returning as GM” they make it all sound so dramatic. 

So Lou’s not out as GM? He is returning?

I’m sorry if I don’t see the mistake they’ve made.

The headline should be, “Lou’s contract being fulfilled, three year term as GM has been completed and will now move to Senior Adviser role as agreed to at contract signing”.

I think maybe a headline isn’t what you think it is.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/30/18 at 03:48 PM ET

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It’s almost like if you put enough egos into a room together, they can’t co-exist.

And Toronto has plenty of egos.

Posted by Primis on 04/30/18 at 05:59 PM ET

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