Once again, Garden State hockey fans were saying, “Leave it to Lou!”
That is the annual feeling as boss Lou Lamoriello invariably makes the most of what he has. And that is even though he didn’t get to make his first choice until No. 30 came up.
Despite the fact that he had to wait until the end of the first round, Larrupin’ Lou came through. For starters, his man turned out to be one with excellent bloodlines. Forward John Quenneville is the second cousin to Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville.
Better still, the young Quenneville exudes excellent hockey sense combined with a mature skill set. This earmarks as an eventual Top-6 forward.
Granted, John must hone some aspects of his game to sharpness; namely his skating and stride. But that will come in time.