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#41 njdevil26

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

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.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:28 AM

I don't think it helps, Kovy had nothing but great things to say about JL. That said, Kovy is waiting until July 1st anyway so I don't think it matters.


kovalchuk had great things to say about everything in new jersey. he could've said that he loved how it smells around exit 13A on the turnpike.

but yeah, i don't think this really makes a difference one way or another.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:30 AM

We all disliked the outcome of the season, and we all blamed JL for everything. Despite his "failures", he had a great career, both as a player and coach. I hope he enjoys his retirement, well deserved.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:32 AM

C'mon. Someone put it up here...

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:33 AM

Like the long line of coaches this team has had the new one will not make much of a difference. Coaching with this team at least is not that important.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

Two days after Lou says he is definitely coaching next year haha.

We can't listen to anything Lou says can we?



No especially when we see JL coaching next year somewhere :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:37 AM

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evils coach Jacques Lemaire announced his retirement this morning.

“After reflection and 17 years of coaching, I decided to retire,” Lemaire said. “It’s tough to leave what you like aside, but it’s a decision that I made and I will do.”

Lemaire tried to tell the team during a meeting this morning at Prudential Cennter, but was too emotional to get the words out, so team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello did it for him.

Lemaire will remain with the organization in a position to be determined.

Lamoriello said Lemaire’s decision became a “reality” in the “last 24 hours” and there has been no time yet to determine the future of the rest of the coaching staff or make any decisions about a possible successor.

Lamoriello said on Friday that he expected Lemaire to be back, but learned that he wanted to retire when meeting with him over the weekend.

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.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:38 AM

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.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:38 AM

Well this mess lands once again on the feet our distinguished gm -- for all the kool aid that this man dispenses.. people have yet to figure out how this continous replacement of coaches (no matter the reasoning) has hurt the franchise immensely. So which wrong coach will you hire lou? lol .. we'll know within 2 seasons
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:39 AM

Lamoriello said on Friday that he expected Lemaire to be back, but learned that he wanted to retire when meeting with him over the weekend.


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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:44 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:49 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:50 AM

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, 26 April 2010 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:55 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:56 AM

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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