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Ray Shero Believes It Is A “Great Opportunity” To Be The GM Of The New Jersey Devils

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

"I think we'll be the beneficiary of [this hire] as an organization," Lamoriello said. "The one thing that has been consistent in this organization and with every conversation I've had with Ray was the ability he has. He has no ego and knows the logo is the most important thing and when you get that that's a good feeling; a very positive thing happened today."

Lamoriello completed his 28th season as Devils' president/GM in 2014-15. During his time, the Devils won three Stanley Cup championships, five Eastern Conference titles and nine division titles in 21 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances.

"I've known [Lou Lamoriello] since playing against him in college when I was at St. Lawrence and he was coaching Providence," Shero said. "Before Lou was GM, my father [Hockey Hall of Fame coach Fred Shero] was a color analyst when the team started and Max McNab was GM and I hung around there quite a bit when I was in college. So the opportunity for me to work with a Lou Lamoriello, who is a Hockey Hall of Fame member and one of the most respected GMs in the history of the game, certainly was a great opportunity I was not going to turn down and I'm looking forward to working with the team. It's a great opportunity for me and my family."

Shero has most recently been actively involved with USA Hockey and is a member of its National Team Advisory Board. He has enjoyed having an opportunity to spend more time with his family; one of his sons will be a freshman at Boston College and he has another attending Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire.

Shero was fired as GM of the Penguins on May 16, 2014, finishing with a 373-193-56 in his eight seasons with the organization.

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Evilpens's avatar

hahahahahahahaha wait till he hires Failsma ! lets see how the ruin a team without being gifted Crosby, Malkin, Letang & MAF

Posted by Evilpens on 05/05/15 at 08:51 AM ET

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