. No he makes it home with a job, because Lou will rationalize the last two games being partial products of Zajac and Elias' absences. No moves. Status quo.
Maybe this is what fans expect due to Lou's history, but this team doesn't have the talent of Lemaire's team's in the late 90s, or Ftorek in 2000, or Robinson in 2002. If someone deserves to go, it has to be Lou over Pete in my opinion.
I think Pete is a very good coach and that's the sentiments of people way smarter than me. He hasn't lost the locker room or anything. The Devils have never quit on him. The team has lot a boatload of talent since the 2012 Cup run (which he coached), lost some very good coaches, and they have been replaced with nobody. The team has no forward prospects in the organization either.
No new coach is really going to do all that much.
"The Stanley Cup has fallen from the Stars. The new millennium has its first Stanley Cup Champion, and it's the New Jersey Devils." Mike Miller calling the Devils winning the Stanley Cup.
"It goes to the captain and then there are handoffs during a skate around the ice" Mike Emrick as Scott Stevens is being presented the Stanley Cup.