Lamoriello Ready To Ditch Leafs For Islanders.

Published May 3, 2018 at 11:37

Earlier this week, as originally planned, the Toronto Maple Leafs stripped Lou Lamoriello of his general manager title and he'll now take on a senior advisory role. While Brendan Shanahan made it clear this was the plan all along, it doesn't mean Lamoriello is ready for the hands off approach. At 75 years old, Lamoriello still enjoys being heavily involved and there's an opportunity that could present itself that Lamoriello won't be able to resist. When Lamoriello was removed as GM of the New Jersey Devils and moved to President, it only took Lou three months to move on and join the Leafs. The buzz around town is that an opportunity with the New York Islanders could be too good to resist. The Islanders currently have Lou's son Chris as assistant general manager, Chris Terreri who played and worked for Lou as their goaltending coach and former Devils center Scott Gomez as an assistant coach. Whether current Islanders GM Garth Snow is on the hot seat or not doesn't matter as Lou has a great relationship with him. The Islanders would need permission to speak to Lou, however with both Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas looking for promotions it wouldn't be surprising if that permission was granted.

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