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Praise For Lamoriello

from Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News,

Somebody comes up to Lamoriello, shakes his hand, says, “I’m a great admirer of your work.”

Lamoriello smiles and says, “You ought to know that we work real hard at that work.”

Like his hockey team. For a long time. Run by a guy who took it over a quarter-century ago without any experience as a player or coach or general manager in the National Hockey League and made something lasting and real and great out of what was a joke at the time, one of the lost-boy franchises, an afterthought even in Jersey.

Made it into the San Antonio Spurs of the NHL.

Lamoriello looks at his phone the other night and sees a message from his friend Bobby Valentine. Before the night is over the Devils are up 3-2 in games and Friday night they beat the Rangers, 3-2, and they go try to win another Stanley Cup for Lamoriello, and the Rangers do what they have done since their greatest hockey spring, in 1994, and that means they go home.



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