The Devils, with this cast of characters, unfortunately need a coach with some "oomph" behind him. They can't just make a minor leaguer their head coach because his credibility/influence will fall on deaf ears quickly. Look at DeBoer. He always catered to the players "with experience" and always cold shouldered players like Larsson and Josefsson. Why? Because he may have been affraid of the backlash veteran players like Jagr, Elias, and Salvador would have had.
I can't see the Devils not hiring a coach with experience unless they are willing to jettison players the likes of Elias and Zubrus, who will certainly have a stick-in-the-mud attitude with a young coach that relegates them to 3rd or 4th line minutes.