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New York Islanders Daily: Lou Lamoriello Connection

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Could hockey icon Lou Lamoriello be an option for the New York Islanders General Manager position? Some insiders believe so.

As we wait for Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky to evaluate the General Manager position, there’s already a thought among NHL Insiders on who the New York Islanders could bring in to fill that role.

Many are connecting Lou Lamoriello to the Islanders. Ellioite Friedman and Nick Kypreos both believe that Lamoriello would make sense for the Islanders.

He currently serves as Toronto’s General Manager, so he’d have to be let go first if this is to happen. The connection is made to the Islanders for a couple of reasons.

First, you have his son, Chris Lamoriello, already with the Islanders organization as assistant General Manager. Garth Snow, who would likely move up to a different job, is very close to Lamoriello as well so there’s some logic here.

The one thing I’ll say on the subject is Lou’s age has to be brought into consideration. He’s 75 years old so how much longer will he want to do this before he retires. It’s a legit concern, but you should think long and hard about bringing in Lou just based on his success in Toronto and New Jersey.

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