Even after such a long tenure in New Jersey and all he experienced there, including Stanley Cup championships in 1995, 2000 and 2003, Lamoriello says it didn't take long to change his true colors from the red and black of the Devils to Maple Leafs blue.
"Once you make that decision, you go forward and you're fully invested. If you're not, you shouldn't be here," Lamoriello said. "That's not saying I don't have a tremendous fondness for the years that I was in New Jersey and the respect that I have for the players and the people that I was associated with and the fans. You'll never lose that. That's totally special. That never goes away.
"But I am fully invested, fully committed and I wear blue."