The New York Islanders look to be hiring Lou Lamoriello to run the hockey operations. Apparently, he’s already spoken with star UFA John Tavares.
Yesterday, we found out from Arthur Staple that the New York Islanders will be hiring Lou Lamoriello to run the Islanders hockey operations. This was something that was rumored for a while but with Staple and his sources confirming, Islanders fans were extremely happy.
It’s understandable why fans would have such a big reaction to this hire. For starters, Lou has won three Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils and helped turn the Toronto Maple Leafs around very quickly.
Also, anyone who isn’t Garth Snow being in charge gives fans hope that things are actually changing for the better.
A positive sign from Lamoriello already is he’s already met with John Tavares. Tavares, as we all know, is set to be a UFA on July 1. Now that it’s Lamoriello pitching Tavares to stay I feel much more confident in their ability to reach an agreement.
Having a legend executive in-house is a great sign for the Islanders future. Tavares will hopefully see the Islanders commitment to winning and sign on the dotted line like we’ve all yearned for during the past year.
Yesterday, was a good day in Isles Land. Hopefully, this isn’t the only good day of the 2018 offseason.
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The New York Islanders are said to be hiring Lou Lamoriello as either General Manager, President of Hockey Operations. Or Both. Rejoice.