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#41 mrthemike

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:10 AM

completely absurd

i'll eat my words if i have to, but this might be the most ridiculous story i've heard all year



lol


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:10 AM

How quickly we forget....Guess Jacques was the only one stupid enough to take the job.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:11 AM

info travels faster than the speed of light these days
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:12 AM

Well, we knew something had to be done. Mac is a nice guy, but someone needs to kick the crap outta this team for a bit.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:12 AM

Is it April 1st?
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:12 AM

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2010/12/devils_fire_coach_john_maclean.html


Oh sh!t!

From NJ.com

"John MacLean's short and rocky tenure as Devils coach has come to an end.

MacLean, who coached the injury-riddled team to an NHL-worst 20 points and 9-22-2 record, is expected to be replaced on an interim basis by former coach Jacque Lemaire, an NHL official confirmed.

The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the decision.

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Too late Lou. What do you want to accomplish with this nonsense. Johnny Mac sucked. Period. You couldn't realize that fifteen games ago?
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

Why not just make Adam Oates coach, this season is already over, why go back to something that already didn't work?(Lemaire) It's bad enough that we already the laughing stock of the league, this would only make it worse.

I really hope Lemaire isn't back.

I was one of the biggest "fire lemaire" people in the world, but I doubt very much it can get worse than Mac.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

what a soap opera.

This season has been so out of character for our Devils. Including the off season crap. Maybe Langs is as good as gone too!
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

BYE JOHN!

:koolaid:

...the trainwreck continues
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

Well they're already only scoring one goal per game.

How much worse can it get with Jacques?

That being said I didn't like the decision to bring him back last year and I still don't like it. I was hoping for someone to take the team in a different direction instead of same old same old,
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

.....okay, terrific.

I'd buy this if it were a quitting, but if this is a firing, this is either a bitchfest from the players or a bitchfest from the owner to make some kind of change. And since no one is taking our refuse on the waiver or trade block...Johnny Mac is the man to go.

I'm not so sure Lemaire's going to save this season either, this team is still last in the league in goals, atrociously irresponsible defensively, and not getting any healthier. If they make it back to respectability, I blame Crasher, since he's the fan of both teams who quit on their coaches to get them fired. :P
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:14 AM

That would probably be best for him anyways.


Disagree he has shown no signs to me that he cant play a full year in the NHL.

I would have said the same before the season started, but he has been fantastic. A small bright spot during this abortion of a season!
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:15 AM

35-10 doesnt sound so out of reach now.


The Devils were 30-8-2 under Lemaire before the Christmas meltdown.

Just sayin' ...
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:16 AM

I was on the fire Lemaire bandwagon last year too. I hated his complaicent attitude after losses, but at this point anything is better than Mac.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:16 AM

What happens to the assistant coaches? Does Lemaire just keep them?
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:16 AM

What is most sad is, I suspect we will see this team win some games, and we will end the season left with the feeling of what could have been....
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:17 AM

completely absurd

i'll eat my words if i have to, but this might be the most ridiculous story i've heard all year



lol



haha lol is right. i don't know where i get off being incredulous with this team anymore but apparently this actually happened? It's like a soap opera. But I am glad to see a coaching change. om nom nom tasty words
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

haha lol is right. i don't know where i get off being incredulous with this team anymore but apparently this actually happened? It's like a soap opera. But I am glad to see a coaching change. om nom nom tasty words


Well this is nothing official about Lemaire..........yet :doh1:

Edited by Satans Hockey, 23 December 2010 - 10:18 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:20 AM

lemaire's a fine hire. he should at the very least fix the defense, and he doesn't cost anything. he was only signed to a 2 year deal, so he goes away at the end of the year. langenbrunner and his cadre of fanatics are out this year anyway.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:20 AM

I guess it can't get much worse. Unless we do well, but not good enough to make the playoffs and then miss out on a good pick next year and just stay mediocre.
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