Islanders: Lou Lamoriello Pens Letter To Fans

Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders fans received a heartfelt message from Lou Lamoriello thanking them for their support during this incredible season.

Is there anyone classier than Lou Lamoriello? The New York Islanders GM once again proved why he’s a class act guy, by sending out a letter to Islanders fans thanking them for their support during this unprecedented season.

I certainly can not remember a time where the GM of the Islanders was sending out letters to the fans. Sure, Garth Snow and even Mike Milbury (in that black hole where his heart is supposed to be) appreciated the fans.

The personal touch of a letter just makes a difference. Lou is old school, there are no high numbers you have to be shaven him being a letter guy is the most on-brand thing for Lou Lamoriello since I’ve heard he likes to eat fruit for breakfast. It just makes sense.

Why do I feel like the social media team had to get this via fax and then scan it to get it ready for posting? I don’t want to live in a world where Lou Lamoriello knows how to send email attachments.

In all seriousness, this is a small gesture but it’s a nice gesture. Lamoriello has done everything right since taking over the Islanders in terms of getting the culture in the right direction.

On the ice, he’s done a fairly good job as well. Yes, the roster isn’t perfect but he’s had this team in the playoffs and in the second round and beyond in back to back years. It’s a gigantic leap forward from what the Islanders are used to.

The GM of the year is going to have a lot of work on his plate this offseason, Islanders fans understand that some guys who they’ve grown accustomed to seeing are likely on their way out. But there’s a sense of trust in the leadership.

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From ownership, to Lou, to Barry Trotz and on down the Islanders are in good hands. Still, two years later, it brings a smile to my face when I get to type that out.