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Devils Name Jacques Lemaire Head Coach

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It is clear that Lou thinks Johnny Mac needs time as a HC before taking the reins.

.....and its good to see Stevens "assist" and join the coaching staff in lowell. What better player could possibly help and teach our younger defenseman in lowell..

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I'm disappointed. I don't think this will necessarily mean total failure, but I don't see this move leading to much post-season success. If anything this will keep the organization in a stand still in my opinion.

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It will be a conference call, so maybe the FAN will carry it, or I would check MSG or MSG+ at 1:30 PM.

I don't think conference calls are ever carried on the radio or TV. All it is is a phone call. You might have people recording it for sound bytes, but I've never heard of these things going live on the air. And MSG/MSG+ isn't going to cut into programming to announce a new head coach, not without a full-fledged press conference (and even then it's unlikely since it's the Devils).

SNY (mets) always broadcast conference calls on TV... usually its a picture of the GM on the screen and you hear the reporters asking him questions.

That's because SNY is desperate for programming. :P

(So's MSG, but they'll never admit it.)

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Wasn't Marty quoted saying something along the lines of..."I love Jacques but the organization has moved on."

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I'm disappointed. I don't think this will necessarily mean total failure, but I don't see this move leading to much post-season success. If anything this will keep the organization in a stand still in my opinion.

this move typifies Lou...safe and cheap.

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Wasn't Marty quoted saying something along the lines of..."I love Jacques but the organization has moved on."

I think the question was more about style of play, asking if he'd want the team to go back to a really passive trap system.

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Wasn't Marty quoted saying something along the lines of..."I love Jacques but the organization has moved on."

Marty will be saying something different when he's a Vezina finalist again ...as a result of what Jacques does.

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post seasons were pretty good in 94 and 95. missed it in 96, and had 2 devastating losses in 98/99.

I'll take that 50 percent success rate when he gets to the second season.

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Anyone else think we should give him a chance before damning him to bad-coach hell?

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This from the Newark Star Ledger:

New Jersey Devils hire Jacques Lemaire to be their new head coach

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2009/07...re_jacques.html

Lemaire, who said he intends to coach for more than one season, also said he has mellowed over the years in Minnesota, and is better at communicating with the players than he used to be. He also promised to be more open to having a team that will do more offensively than the neutral zone trap-happy Devils of the mid- and late 1990s.

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I think this is the most reluctant hire Lou has ever had to make. He turned over every stone and found nobody else that he could be comfortable with. Lemaire has plenty of faults, Lou knows this. If jacques is too overbearing and stubborn and begins to alienate the team then he'll have a quick hook. Dont be shockef if Jacques doesnt survive the season.

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This from the Newark Star Ledger:

New Jersey Devils hire Jacques Lemaire to be their new head coach

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2009/07...re_jacques.html

Lemaire, who said he intends to coach for more than one season, also said he has mellowed over the years in Minnesota, and is better at communicating with the players than he used to be. He also promised to be more open to having a team that will do more offensively than the neutral zone trap-happy Devils of the mid- and late 1990s.

Bingo... Lemaire 'aint a dummy.

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Everyone on the Wild message boards are glad Lemaire is coach for us. And this means Rolston will become good again :)

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I cant wait to see everyones comments when we are in first place, playing well into the playoffs....... We are clearly the underdog here and thats a good thing. I cant wait until Montreal misses the playoffs or goes out in the first round. Maybe im just drinking kool aid, but I dont see this season a total failure.

Parise,

40+ goals

Rolston & Elias

30+goals

Zajac and langenbrunner

20+goals

Theres your offensive leaders.

we have the same defensive unit. which means they'll have a year playing together under there belt... the best teacher in the business... lemaire knows how to win and win cups. barring injuries, I see this team doing good things this season...... and you can save that print!!!

Edited by overtime98

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From Wysh's twitter feed:

RT @LegendOfVinnyT Future News: Mar 28, 2010 (Newark, NJ): Lemaire out, Lamoriello in as Devils coach

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I think this is the most reluctant hire Lou has ever had to make. He turned over every stone and found nobody else that he could be comfortable with. Lemaire has plenty of faults, Lou knows this. If jacques is too overbearing and stubborn and begins to alienate the team then he'll have a quick hook. Dont be shockef if Jacques doesnt survive the season.

I could buy this.

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RT: @NHLDevils President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello announced that Devils Hall of Famer Scott Stevens will be taking a more active role in NJ/Lowell.

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I think lou's intentions are just to give John head coaching experience and bridge the gap with someone who has been here in the meantime. In 2-3 years Lemaire will be in a retirement home and maclean will be bringing cups home 3 times every 9 years just like it use to be.

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This from the Newark Star Ledger:

New Jersey Devils hire Jacques Lemaire to be their new head coach

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2009/07...re_jacques.html

Lemaire, who said he intends to coach for more than one season, also said he has mellowed over the years in Minnesota, and is better at communicating with the players than he used to be. He also promised to be more open to having a team that will do more offensively than the neutral zone trap-happy Devils of the mid- and late 1990s.

Hopefully he's not just saying that to satisfy us and the media.

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