Al Strachan has a butt-kicking New Year’s Day column with a ton of great things.
Like how Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is only behind the bench (Larry Robinson quit as his coach a week or two ago) to find out what’s wrong with his team. He seems to suspect a leadership void. Strachan also takes Islanders GM Mike Milbury to task for complaining about a lack of defense while letting one of the league’s better defenses walk away via free agency. Eric at OffWing has some thoughts on the merits of Milbury, perhaps one of the league’s worst GMs (no offense intended to awful Bruins GM Mike O’Connell, who was actually Milbury’s defensive partner when they were Bruins).