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I was also thinking Ted Nolan. Someone like him could work. I can see Johnny Mac getting passed over one last time....he did only have 1 season in Lowell

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Ted Nolan

John Stevens

Ken Hitchcock

Mike Haviland

forgot his name... the assistant coach to JL

Scott Stevens

JMAC

BArry Melrose??? He loves Newark so much..

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That's probably what it will come down to, if you believe the Jimmy Leeds rumor Haviland was the second choice last year.

It's starting to almost be a place where coaches wouldn't want to go........a coach's graveyard if you will.

I'll find out more on this soon. Like I said, he had the job last year, everything was in place just pending on what Lemaire wanted to do. But with him in the playoffs and a possible deep run, who knows how that will play out for next year.

The original issue was he and LL didn't see eye to eye on an issue they had with eachother in the past, but they seemed to have worked it out......I don't know exactly the issue, I was told, but I forgot.

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It's starting to almost be a place where coaches wouldn't want to go........a coach's graveyard if you will.

I'll find out more on this soon. Like I said, he had the job last year, everything was in place just pending on what Lemaire wanted to do. But with him in the playoffs and a possible deep run, who knows how that will play out for next year.

The original issue was he and LL didn't see eye to eye on an issue they had with eachother in the past, but they seemed to have worked it out......I don't know exactly the issue, I was told, but I forgot.

It's a coaches graveyard only if you fail or bail.

I am for a fresh start with a new coach, same philosophy, better motivator.

But I would also agree the Jacques was just keeping the seat warm while Johnny-Mac got his HC experience.

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I hope Maclean or Haviland or someone we haven't heard of. But none of these former NHL coaches floating around sound promising.

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Havi!!!

And they need a room shakeup as well. I don’t think coaching is the sole reason for the recent early exits. I didn’t buy into the ‘coach killer’ thing but I’m starting to.

It’s either that or Lou has totally lost his ability to get a coach who’s able to coach these players in April.

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And they need a room shakeup as well. I don’t think coaching is the sole reason for the recent early exits. I didn’t buy into the ‘coach killer’ thing but I’m starting to.

From what I hear the Devils came close to that last season. It was one reason Madden was allowed to leave, since he was a big voice in the locker room, they were hoping that would change the dynamic. Since it seems the team reacted similarly this year, and we know Lou was pissed, I would think a bigger shakeup happens this offseason.

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It's a coaches graveyard only if you fail or bail.

Ftorek?

Julien?

Which one failed or bailed?

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I don't buy into the coach's graveyard thing, either. Look at the talent we had this year. After getting Kovy, we had one of the top offenses in the NHL on paper. We had a "no name" defense, but they helped win the Jennings. And we still have Marty. Lou set this team up for a championship. I know the problems in the playoffs and everything, but the responsibility still falls on the coach's shoulders.

I don't think we'll have a problem getting a capable coach. Sure, odds are we lose Kovy, but look at the talent we still have. I'd like to think that the biggest priority of where a coach goes is the probability of winning a championship, and I don't know how we're not the most likely team to contend next year out of the teams with head coaching vacancies.

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I'm going to start the campaign like I did last summer.

SIGN CARBO!!!

Guy Carbonneau

CARBO-CARBO-CARBO

Carbo is a horrible choice. He just took Canada's U-18 team to a 6th place finish last week.

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Ftorek?

Julien?

Which one failed or bailed?

Clearly Ftork failed, otherwise he would have his name etched on the Cup.

Julien???? To me that is a mystery.

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I think it has to be someone that will implement a strong forcheck while teaching players to be good two way players as well.

The team HAS to get faster.

I'd really like to see Tedenby and Urbom get legit shots now.

I've said it a few times. I'd really like the team to go after Matt Lombardi this offseason. Blazing speed and one of the best skaters in the league. If the Devs re-sign Kovy, Lombardi would be a great center that could actually keep up with Kovy and he would be semi-cheap.

DUMP: McAmmond, Niedermayer, Pandolfo, Mottau

ACQUIRE: Lombardi

CALL UP: Tedenby, Urbom, Eckford, Corrente

Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner

Kovalchuk-Lombardi-Elias

Rolston-Zubrus-Tedenby

Zharkov-Sestito/Walter-Clarkson

Palmieri, Leblond

Martin-Eckford

Salvador-Greene

Corrente-White

Salmela, Fraser

Brodeur

Danis (Frazee, McKenna)

Yes, I'm bored.

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As the guy who started pushing Haviland's name last year, of course I want to see the 2005 Kelly Cup champion coach here.

Ask any of the ole Trenton Titans fans here, I'm sure they'll tell you too.

Come home Havi

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Clearly Ftork failed, otherwise he would have his name etched on the Cup.

Julien???? To me that is a mystery.

I believe Ftorek's name is indeed etched on the Stanley Cup.

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And grasping at straws

Did you wake on on the douche side of the bed today?

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In a couple years if he's been successful, I'll put my support behind J Mac. For now, I don't think I want any new blood behind the bench. I wouldn't mind a guy like Andy Murray. St. Louis had the 8th best PP in the league last year one year after having the worst. It might take him a little while to get going but I think he could do well.

Edited by ben00rs

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Scott Stevens doesn't deserve to coach the Devils. Has he even been behind the bench as an assistant anywhere?

I think Stevens deserves to coach the Devils he just shouldn't We're trying to fix our offense here.

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I believe Ftorek's name is indeed etched on the Stanley Cup.

Even though he was fired BEFORE we won???

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Even though he was fired BEFORE we won???

Wikipedia says so.

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You know what? Screw it. J Mac should get a shot at head coach. Let's get him in there.

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i cant see scott stevens taking over the head coaching job, if anything scott stevens might be the new defense coach.

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GM's (or owners I forget who) can petition to have certain people on the cup who wouldn't otherwise qualify. Like backup goalies or players who got injured for most of a season or I guess in this case a fired coach. I think there is a virtual HD quality SC somewhere though that we could look at.

edit:

http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/pages/home_2a.html

Yup it's there. 4th line down 2nd name to the right, before V. Bure.

Edited by squishyx

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