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Despite bold move, Lamoriello not without blame

Updated: April 2, 2007, 6:19 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

You have to tip your hat to New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello.

No one but Lamoriello could make the decision to fire a head coach -- with three games left in the regular season, 102 points in the standings and wins in four of the past five games -- seem like the most logical thing in the world.

But that's exactly what Lamoriello did Monday, dismissing Claude Julien, the man he hired to take over for, well, himself, last summer.

Sixth sense or tea leaves or a bad Stephen ...

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