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Lamoriello attends 'Lombardi'

Thursday, 12.16.2010 / 11:48 AM ET / News
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Lamoriello spoke to the audience at a recent showing of "Lombardi."
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It isn't often during a long hockey winter, especially one where a team has had more than its share of challenges, that a coach or a general manager gets a few minutes to step away and reflect on the work of others, especially the work of a legendary figure who died over 40 years ago. 

However, Tuesday night at Circle in the Square Theater in Manhattan, Devils’ President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello got that chance, taking a few hours out of his schedule to attend and then speak to the audience at a showing of the new Broadway play "Lombardi." 

Lamoriello, a devotee of the legendary coach since his days as a high school and then college mentor, spent a half hour before the show talking to actor Dan Lauria, who plays Lombardi, and then took the stage himself following the 90 minute drama to reflect on the Lombardi legacy and answer questions from the audience.



Lamoriello's appearance was part of the show's "Tuesday Night Talkback" series, which features athletes, coaches, broadcasters and members of the cast talking about the play and the Lombardi legacy with those in attendance. Others who have participated have included Roger Goodell, Jim Nantz, Frank Gifford, Kenny Albert, and Jeremy Schaap, but the Devils’ President was the first from outside of the football and media world to take the stage. 

While some may see it as a disconnect – after all, Lamoriello has helped lead franchises in hockey, baseball, and basketball but never football – the lines between what Lombardi espoused and Lamoriello's philosophies were clear. 

"Coach Lombardi was all about teaching and mentoring the whole person, and finding ways to challenge people to get the most of their abilities," he said during his 20-minute reflection. "Those values translate to any area of life. I have tried to incorporate many of Coach Lombardi’s qualities throughout my career, whether that was at Providence College or with the Devils. His words and philosophy made great sense then and they make sense today, and it was a pleasure to be able to see Dan Lauria's work and participate in such a great evening."

For more information on the play and the program, visit lombardibroadway.com.

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