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#1 nmigliore

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:14 AM

The Devils have scheduled a 1:30 p.m. conference all today to make "a major announcement."


http://njmg.typepad....oach-today.html

he briefly added it is expected to be Lemaire.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:15 AM

but didn't cite a source.

one time, don't be lemaire. actually hopefully the major announcement is that they've signed olli malmivaara.

Edited by Triumph, 13 July 2009 - 08:16 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:15 AM

FVCK.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:26 AM

hes edited, and added a bit now...

It is expected that they name a head coach at that time.

All signs point to Jacques Lemaire

This will be Lemaire's second stint as the team's head coach. He coached them from 1993-94 to 1997-98 and guided them to their first Stanley Cup in 1995.


(edit: took some out, i know there is that policy about not posting the whole article .. my bad)

Edited by nmigliore, 13 July 2009 - 08:34 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:29 AM

lol, don't post the whole thing.

i'm glad he changed it to 'all signs point to'.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:34 AM

i'm glad he changed it to 'all signs point to'.

Sounds like he is using a magic 8 ball
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:41 AM

Sounds like he is using a magic 8 ball


Hopefully one that's wrong.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:42 AM

IF it is Lemaire:

While I believe this potentially can be a step backwards,
I will give Jacques the benefit of the doubt and support him.

Over a decade ago he helped transform this franchise into a power for that I am proud.

The past few years the game has changed, it appears Jacque did not evolve with it, but I also think he didn't have the talent to do anything the past few years in Minny. He has a roster loaded with good young talent that I believe can go pretty deep with the right leadership. I support Jacques hope he can create magic again.

What do you do with Johnny-Mac?

Edited by MantaRay, 13 July 2009 - 08:44 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:45 AM

I do agree with this Manta, a little bit.

We'll see what happens. I just want to know why if it was Lemaire it took so friggin long to announce it.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:47 AM

I do agree with this Manta, a little bit.

We'll see what happens. I just want to know why if it was Lemaire it took so friggin long to announce it.


lou was vetting other candidates and didn't like any of them
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:48 AM

Didn't see this coming at all.





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Really, I'll try and look at the positives. At least maybe Jacques can impart some discipline on all the younger guys who will supposedly be playing this year.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

Didn't see this coming at all.


edit: oops... sarcasm..... DM, yeah, you gotta add in a tag for that some day ;)

Edited by nmigliore, 13 July 2009 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

I like the potential of his ability to develop these young kids that we will be using this year.

I also give him him the benefit of the doubt that he knows that goals need to be scored. Not every game can be 1-0, 2-1 and so on.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:54 AM

you mean the announcement or the hiring of lemaire (if true)? because rumors of lemaire becoming the next devs' head coach were all over the place for awhile now..


I Really need to add those sarcasm tags some day.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

you mean the announcement or the hiring of lemaire (if true)? because rumors of lemaire becoming the next devs' head coach were all over the place for awhile now..


I Really need to add those sarcasm tags some day.


yeah you do, heh. i can never tell. :P
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:59 AM

While I'd prefer someone with a similar approach to Sutter, let's not forget that Lemaire's Wild did win the Northwest Division not too long ago. They won games based on defense, goaltending, and timely goal-scoring... so it's not like it would be that big of a stretch in Jersey, as many have already pointed out.

At least it will give the writers something new to discuss about the Devils other than the cloak-and-dagger ways of Lou.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:59 AM

Well he's old and frankly I'm not sure his heart is 100% into coaching right now...which means he'll be as rigid and boring as possible since he won't care who he alienates or whose career he sets back (ie Niedermayer)
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

I've spoken to a lot of friends and Devils Fans in my area and all of them wanted Lemaire back. I have to tell you that with all the injuries in Minnesota this year, he did a great job as they contended for a playoff spot. Plus he will be an assistant with Team Canada, so thats always great. And Tremblay will definitely add experience. Parise will be fine, just like Gaborik was with Lemaire. So if it is Lemaire, then I will support him 100% just like I always support the Devils.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:12 AM

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:13 AM

This from the Newark Star Ledger:

New Jersey Devils set to name new head coach

http://www.nj.com/de...d_coach_la.html

Jacques Lemaire is still believed to be the leading candidate, but no formal indication has been made.

Right now, as the defensemen practice, Scott Stevens, Jacques Laperriere and Tommy Abelin are running the drills. General manager Lou Lamoriello peeked his head in about 10 minutes ago, but then disappeared once the announcement of the conference call was handed down.
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