Reaction to the Devils hiring a new general manager, playoff analysis and much more in your NHL Blog Beat. 

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Lou Lamoriello stepping down as GM means the end of an era for the New Jersey Devils.

Lou Lamoriello stepping down as GM means the end of an era for the New Jersey Devils.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer speculates on what’s next for the New Jersey Devils under new GM Ray Shero, looks back on former GM Lou Lamoriello’s Hall of Fame legacy with the Devils and examines Shero’s management record during his days with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski notes Lamoriello stepping aside for Shero means the end of an era for Devils hockey.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks at the 25 moments you can expect from every NHL playoff series.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: The process of elimination turns the Anaheim Ducks into statistical favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

LIGHTHO– USE HOCKEY: Chris McNally believes Garth Snow’s loyalty to his coaching staff could prove costly for the New York Islanders.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: James Tanner believes James van Riemsdyk is the Toronto Maple Leafs best trade chip.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Can Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fit into GM Peter Chiarelli’s vision of a heavy Oilers team?

PUCK PONDERINGS: G.J. Berg looks at the San Jose Sharks’ “big-time” players.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Tom Collins lists the 10 players fantasy hockey GMs should sell this summer.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz looks at the ECHL’s Eastern and Western conference division finals.

ICETHETICS: A timeline of every NHL logo since 1917.