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Jacques Lemaire Retires

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Said in another thread that Lemaire was going to step down and retire as Devils coach. The players won this battle with Lemaire as they didn't like him and didn't want to play for him. Now there is a possiblity that Paul Martin will resign with the Devils now that Lemaire is gone.

What!??? Where the hell did all these assertions come from?

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What a surprise....

"toast" as I predicted after Lou's Jelly rant.

"Lemaire, who will turn 65 on Sept. 7, said the team’s first-round playoff exit had “nothing at all” to do with his decision to retire and that it was based soley on not having the “energy” to make it through the long NHL season."

sure it had nothing to do with it

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The 64-year-old Lemaire says he doesn't have the energy to coach anymore. He will stay with the Devils in a role yet to be determined.

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Either Lemaire failed the players or the players failed Lemaire. After kovalchuk said the whole team trusts him, I would say it's the latter.

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Lemaire, who will turn 65 on Sept. 7, said the team’s first-round playoff exit had “nothing at all” to do with his decision to retire and that it was based soley on not having the “energy” to make it through the long NHL season.

Oh suuure.

You got canned Jacques, but Lou had the decency to let you "announce" your "retirement"

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From what I remember when they announced Jacques to coach last year, most of us on here weren't too happy (yeah yeah, I know I don't post a lot but I do read a lot). There was a reason we didn't want him back as coach and he proved us right.

If there's any reason to blame Lou it is in re-hiring Jacques in the first place. Seriously, was anyone happy when they heard Jacques had re-signed as coach?

There's no reason now to get in a panic about the amount of coaches we go through. The problem can only get better as far as I see it. Look at what Sutter was able to do in one year.

Edited by Jerzey Devil

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you mean like... brent sutter?

As opposed to Ftorek, Robinson, Lemaire, Stevens, MacLean or whatever.... I'll take that chance again ANY time

This WHOLE organization needs a MAJOR change in philosophy on what it takes to win in a post-lockout NHL, and

a modern-day coach is a big big start!

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This is why I can't go out for lunch. I miss too much. But yea, good news for the Devs, I hope we get a good coach for next year.

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We'll never know what exactly transpired.... This could be an inside agreement between Lou and Lemaire, so Lou didnt have to fire him for the 1st round exit. Or maybe there is an health issue Lemaire needs to leave....... Could be a number of possiblitys that will never be made public.

Well hopefully Lou realizes that the defensive style of play is not working anymore. Maybe a coach will be hired that implements more of a forecheck. We have such a talented group of forwards that should have produced much more.

Knowing Lou, he is doing the opposite of what we think.

Agreed!

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I can't blame the guy; seriously, who would want to coach these players? Still think an overhaul is needed :evilcry:

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Watch JL come out of retirement and coach the Habs or Sens.

Why would the Habs or Sens change coaches?

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Well hopefully Lou realizes that the defensive style of play is not working anymore. Maybe a coach will be hired that implements more of a forecheck. We have such a talented group of forwards that should have produced much more.

Knowing Lou, he is doing the opposite of what we think.

I agree. Time to turn the page.

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Why would the Habs or Sens change coaches?

Because they lost is the first round or will lose soon LOL :whistling:

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So we need a coach that wants to coach and wants to coach for a long time, someone with the desire to win and win their first cup. Someone with fire and exceptional motivation!

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So we need a coach that wants to coach and wants to coach for a long time, someone with the desire to win and win their first cup. Someone with fire and exceptional motivation!

SOLD!!! Now where is he?

We need a benevolent dictator.

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SOLD!!! Now where is he?

We need a benevolent dictator.

I have no clue. LOL

If Pat Burns never got sick, I believe he'd still be our coach today. Burns was awesome!

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So we need a coach that wants to coach and wants to coach for a long time, someone with the desire to win and win their first cup. Someone with fire and exceptional motivation!

Someone who has been an assistant for a while after a stellar career as the emotional leader of a team and happens to have the alliterative intials of SS?

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I have no clue. LOL

If Pat Burns never got sick, I believe he'd still be our coach today. Burns was awesome!

No. Burns was a quick fix/results type of coach with a short shelf life everywhere he went. His style yields results in the short term, but does not last long term.

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Lemaire actually retired about two weeks ago.

As for Johnny Mac, didn't he just coach our AHL affiliate into the playoffs for the first time in like a decade or something?

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Lemaire actually retired about two weeks ago.

As for Johnny Mac, didn't he just coach our AHL affiliate into the playoffs for the first time in like a decade or something?

Yes first time in TEN years Lowell made the playoffs. Too bad Lou can't lure away Dave Tippett from Phoenix. this guy Lou should have got instead of Lemaire last season. Maybe one of his assistants or some other assistant from the WC teams. Don't see or like any of the coaches in the EC. Have a feeling lou is going to pass on MacLean again.

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I wouldn't mind promoting from within...if a viable candidate isn't found elsewhere.

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