Brian Burke, GM Bio

520 W - 551 L - .486 -Winning %

1 Stanley Cup

23 Playoff Wins in 2 Best Years

7 Playoff Wins in other 13 Years

Replaced Pat Quinn - Career .502 W%

Replaced Bry. Murray - Career .504 W%

Replaced Ferguson Jr. - Career .509 W%

Jay Feaster - Career  .496 W%

Brian Burke

A Gold Medal for Getting Another Job

Brian Burke from Behind the Moves

"Every person has a level."

Winning %

'Just Win Baby' - Al Davis

Points for Losing is the new  NHL.  Lose 82 games in Overtime and get a .500 Winning Percentage?  Does anyone really believe the 20011/12 Carolina Hurricanes with 33 Wins and 49 Losses should get 82 points because they lost 16 Overtime games?  Or worse, have a .500 Winning Percentage?

Games Won Divided by Games Won & Lost is the true measure.  Ties are now a piece of History, and have been removed in our calculations.   For us A LOSS IS A LOSS and always will be, it doesn't matter how.  Through 2012/13:

  • Holland - .629 - 707 W - 417 L
  • Shero, Ray - .596 - 322 W - 218 L
  • Armstrong - .588 - 326 W - 228 L
  • Wilson - .588 - 407 W - 285 L
  • Lamoriello - .571 - 1,026 W - 771 L
  • Chiarelli - .539 - 291 W - 249 L
  • Poile - .529 - 1,113 W - 989 L
  • Sather - .529 - 1,221 W - 1,087 L
  • Regier - .523 - 587 W - 535 L
  • McPhee - .510 - 575 W - 552 L
  • Murray, Bryan - .504 - 659 W - 648 L

Jim Rutherford, GM Bio

619 W - 678 L - .477 -Winning %

1 Stanley Cup

Missed Playoffs 13 of 18 years

37 Playoff Wins in 3 Best Years

4 Playoff Wins in other 15 Years

Jim Rutherford

A Gold Medal for Boss Handling

Jim Rutherford from Behind the Moves

"I think the number one thing as a successful general manager is how you handle your boss."

NHL  Draft  Analysis

Winners & Self Promoters / Hot Stove 2013.11.09

General Manager quotes from: Behind the Moves by Jason Farris

Lou Lamoriello, GM Bio

1,026 W - 771 L - .571 -Winning %

3 Stanley Cups

5 Stanley Cup Final Appearances

252 Playoff Games in 24 Years

136 Playoff Wins

NJ Devils have won 45 or more 13 times

Lou Lamoriello

A Gold Medal for Winning

A Second Gold Medal for Consistency

Including Calgary's GM in waiting (a.k.a. Brian Burke) there are 20 current GMs with over 500 games under their belt.  Burke with a .486 W% and Rutherford with a .477 W% are amongst the worst.  Each has 1 Stanley Cup and both have successfully milked their Stanley Cup to the max.  A tremendous lesson in the value of Self Promotion vs. sustainable performance.

Stan Bowman, GM Bio

177 W - 117 L - .602 -Winning %

2 Stanley Cups

Stan Bowman

A Gold Medal for Winning

Stan Bowman from Behind the Moves

"Because I had a computer background, I developed a program for tracking players and scouting."