Lou Lamoriello Named President Of Hockey Operations

New York Islander Fan Central | 5/22/2018 11:38:00 AM |

Islanders website will likely make these available.
"We are grateful to Larry Tanenbaum and the Toronto Maple Leafs for their courtesy in allowing this move," Managing Partner of the Islanders, Scott Malkin said. "We are committed to giving Lou every resource and the full support of the entire organization as we pursue our program to compete at the highest level." 

"I am excited to join such a storied franchise and look forward to working with Scott Malkin and the entire New York Islanders organization," Lamoriello said.  
NYIFC Comments: This is a short-term hire. Lamoriello will be 76 when the season begins, he likely will not be here for Tavares eight year term, if he can be signed here. His son has been here for two seasons, and is Bridgeport's gm.

Obviously he was not on board with his contractual agreement in Toronto, or was ready to be their senior adviser, and Shanahan did not want him to remain as general manager.

We have to see what this means for Garth Snow/Doug Weight, and his staff. No one was fired to clear the job titles which is how it usually works.

Interesting only Malkin's name is on the release.

For now we see who comes in or who leaves if anyone. The talk of what power or control anyone has is just that until someone says this from the team. Lamoriello has his way, and my guess would be he only accepted a job here to do things his way.

He's had some rough years with Devils, and Toronto. Snow's teams had 2 bad years, and should have been fired (with Weight) last summer, but the individual moves made by Snow were outstanding.

Obviously it takes pressure off ownership, and will sell tickets, but most fans want a full house cleaning, and nothing anyone does will sellout 41 games or get them into a NYC arena where they need to be without distractions from Dolan's media, who wants them in his Belmont-run arena.