LEARNING WITH LOU

Jason Gregor
January 25 2012 08:34AM

 

Recently I had the chance to chat one-on-one with one of the NHL's most successful general managers, Lou Lamoriello. Lamoriello has been in the game for, basically his entire life, and he shared his thoughts on what it takes to build a winner, making the tough decisions to improve your team and how being a school teacher helped him become a successful GM.

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GDB 49.0: VEGAS, CABO, VANCOUVER?

Jason Gregor
January 24 2012 01:25PM

 

How do you feel the night before a road trip to Vegas, or a getaway to Cabo or somewhere else in Mexico? Excited, pumped, stoked or hungover for the hardcores, and if you have to work the day before you go, many of us "mail it in" spending the day planning where to go on the strip or daydreaming about doing nothing on the beach. 

Admit it, that's what you'd be doing, especially if things at work, or home weren't great. Now factor in that you are playing the NW leading Vancouver Canucks on the tail end of a back-to-back set, so expecting a win tonight is asking for a lot.

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GDB 48: UPDATED: EFFORT NEEDED, AND TAMBELLINI STAYING?

Jason Gregor
January 23 2012 12:17PM

Steve Tambellini is on the verge of an extension? That's what Terry Jones wrote today and I'm guessing I could write a pulitzer prize winning GDB about the Oilers and Sharks and most of you would skip it, and only read the Tambellini stuff.

I'm kind of surprised, but not shocked, that Tambellini will be getting an extension.

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GDB 46.0: SINGING THE BLUES

Jason Gregor
January 19 2012 10:33AM

The Oilers are banged up, cut up and beat up, but they'll try to shut up their critics for one night as they take on the surging St. Louis Blues. The Blues are 21-5-6 under Ken Hitchcock, while Jaroslav Halak is 9-0-3 since November 22nd. The Blues sit 4th overall in the NHL with 60 points, while the Oilers now sit in 29th with 38. On paper this looks like a huge mismatch, but the Oilers have surprisingly been very competitive against top teams this year.

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WILL HE EVER FIND IT?

Jason Gregor
January 18 2012 10:43AM

For most of us IT is the hardest thing to find in life. We strive for IT, sometimes we have IT, but only briefly, and then we spend countless hours searching for IT again. A few lucky ones find IT and maintain it for years, and just like in pro sports those who have IT are minority.

Can he ever find IT?

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