Lou Lamoriello or Bob Murray? Who won this trade?

// December 12th, 2011 // No Comments » // ACTIVE - Bob Murray - Anaheim Ducks, ACTIVE - Lou Lamoriello - New Jersey Devils, NHL Trades, You Make the Call!

New Jersey acquires: Kurtis Foster, Timo Pielmeier

Anaheim acquires: Mark Fraser, Rob Pelley, 7th round pick (2012)

Lou sets the record straight

// October 28th, 2011 // No Comments » // ACTIVE - Lou Lamoriello - New Jersey Devils

“He was not offered a contract. He didn’t refuse anything.”

Rumours were that the Devils may have been willing to sign Steve Bernier to a two-way contract that would’ve allowed them to send him to the minors after the preseason. General manager Lou Lamoriello denied Bernier refused such an offer.

Lamoriello said Bernier played well in the preseason but was caught in a numbers game as the team tried to get down to the 23-player limit.

As it turns out  Bernier was signed to a minor league contract with Albany (AHL).

Thanks to Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

 

Lamoriello on the phone!

// October 28th, 2011 // No Comments » // ACTIVE - Lou Lamoriello - New Jersey Devils

With Josefson sidelined for three to four months after fracturing his collarbone, it leaves the New Jersey Devils thin at center. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has openly acknowledged that the team will be looking for help down the middle.

“We’ll see. There’s no question that if you can get a player that will help you, you do it,” Lamoriello said. “But you have to give up something to get something. If you add, you have to make sure what you subtract isn’t more than you receive.”

While they shop for a center, they will have to look for solutions from within. And coach Peter DeBoer looked no further than his own captain.

Parise admitted that he surprised to get the call. “I just kind of assumed when I saw I had the same jerseys as Nick and Kovy, they weren’t going to be playing center,” said Parise, who is stepping for the injured Josefson. “So, I just kind of assumed that I was, and they said it out on the ice we were going to try it out.”

The Parise experiment will be interesting, and may only last for a very short time. If he doesn’t work out at center, Lamoriello will be very busy making a lot of phone calls this week.

Thanks to Patrick Kearns, TheFourthPeriod.com