New Jersey Devils: Why Lou Lamoriello Remains One of the Best GMs in the NHL

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New Jersey Devils: Why Lou Lamoriello Remains One of the Best GMs in the NHL
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Lou, along with Martin Brodeur, is the foundation of the Devils organization.

Lou Lamoriello is the longest-tenured general manager in the NHL. Since 1987, he has been calling the shots in New Jersey, and the Devils have been among the NHL elite ever since. 

A strict disciplinarian set in his tight-lipped ways, Lou has a formula that has survived three lockouts, rule changes and a risky arena switch. 

But even with a surprise run last spring, Lou and the Devils haven't raised the Stanley Cup in almost 10 years. Some wonder if his conservative philosophy both on and off the ice is outdated and can not succeed in the new-age NHL. 

I could list past accolades until the cows come home. Instead, I'll focus on the present climate that shapes the Devils. Here are six moves that prove Lou still has it. I'm feeling extra soulful today, so the slides are titled with Isaac Hayes songs. Of course, there's always a theme involved. 

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