I found this picture of Lou Lamoriello welcoming Adam Larsson to the Devils on Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Hockey Blog).
My question to you is, do you see a certain resemblance here?
It's certainly looking to me like getting tossed down a giant shaft in the Death Star didn't quite finish the Emperor off. Now he's quite content to dominate the world of hockey with a different masked Jedi at his side.
I'll save the I told you so for when he blasts Gary Bettman with Force Lightning.