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Video- The Coaching Change In New Jersey

The Hockey Central panel with their take on how the coaching situation in New Jersey will work out.

 

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Is Paul MacLean About To Find Work Again In New Jersey?

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

With teams set to resume play after the NHL's Christmas break, speculation among Devils players is that Paul MacLean will be introduced Saturday morning as the team's new coach.

MacLean, 56, was fired by the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 8 after that team got off to an 11-11-5 start.

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Larry Brooks of the New York Post kicked around a few names for the job....

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Pete DeBoer Fired By The New Jersey Devils

added 1:16pm, via Rich Chere tweets,

Lamoriello: "I will confirm a coaching change. No comment until tomorrow." 

Lamoriello: "No further comments until I address the team."

Elias confirmed mumps.

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Questioning Lou Lamoriello

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

“Do I personally feel it? Whatever pressure I have is what I put on myself,” Lamoriello told NJ Advance Media. “I have to make whatever decision is right, in my opinion, for the best of the team. I can’t allow anything to affect that whatsoever or I’m not doing my job.”

Three Stanley Cups buys a GM a lot of leeway, but has Lamoriello missed the mark on his free agent signings, non-signings and trades over the past decade since the club last won it all in 2003?

Could he have signed Zach Parise long before the winger reached free agency and decided to go home to Minnesota? Or did former owner Jeff Vanderbeek’s financial problems make that impossible?

Should he have let Paul Martin, David Clarkson and/or Brian Gionta walk?

Was there a way to keep Ilya Kovalchuk in the NHL? And did Lamoriello and the Devils have the power, persuasion and the finances to keep Scott Niedermayer and Brian Rafalski from leaving after the third Cup?

All valid questions.

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Michael Ryder Wants More Ice Time

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Michael Ryder is not yet to the point where he will ask Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello for a trade.

But if the Devils drop out of the playoff race and Ryder remains unhappy about his ice time, that could happen, the right winger told NJ Advance Media.

“I’ve never really asked for a trade anywhere I’ve played. I’ll see what happens now after Christmas,” Ryder said after practice Monday.

“I’ve never thought about that, really. I just want to play and help the team win. I think I can do that.”

But, Ryder stressed, he needs more playing time. He is averaging 14 minutes, 30 seconds of ice time per game and has played less than 12 minutes in five games.

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What’s Lou Lamoriello Trying To Say?

via Tom Gulitti tweets,

Lamoriello: "I have a lot of feelings about where we're at, but that's for another time."

Lamoriello: "I don't think anybody is happy with where we're at. but right now we have to deal with where we are today..."

Lamoriello cont: "... not where we were yesterday. That's all I have to say."

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Do You Boo Your Home Team?

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Patrik Elias, back from a groin injury and desperate to help the Devils get back into the playoff picture, heard the boos from the Prudential Center crowd of 15,379.

Although the Devils lost their fifth straight home game (0-3-2), Elias thought the booing was inappropriate.

“They were booing. They were disappointed. So were we. Trust me,” Elias said after the 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night. “But we didn’t deserve that today. The effort was there. We were the better team. We understand it, but it wasn’t deserved tonight. I didn’t appreciate it.”

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Video- John Tavares Spears The Stomach Of Marek Zidlicky

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

The call? A slashing minor.

“Zid stepped up in the neutral zone on him with a clean hit,” Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. “It looked from the bench like (Tavares) speared him. I don’t know why it was a slashing call.”

Zidlicky confirmed he was speared.

“I don’t think that was necessary what he did,” the defenseman said.

Was he hurt?

“A little bit the first couple of seconds. He hit my stomach,” Zidlicky said. “I’m okay.“

more on the game... and video of the spear is below...

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Devils Want To Keep Their Coach

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

If Lamoriello is thinking about getting rid of DeBoer, however, Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr says he should think again.

“That would be one of the biggest mistakes they could make,” the 42-year-old future Hall of Famer told The Record. “To be honest with you, without our coaches and the system we play, it would be a lot worse.”

Heading into Monday night’s game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, the Devils have lost three in a row (0-2-1) and have only two wins in their last 11 games (2-6-3).  With one game remaining on this difficult stretch in which they play 15 out of 20 on the road, they are just 5-11-3.

They appeared in disarray defensively for much of the first two periods of Saturday’s 4-3 loss in Dallas, giving up multiple odd-man rushes to a Stars team that thrives off of them. That DeBoer warned his players before the game that was exactly what could happen if they didn’t play smartly within the defensive system indicated a lack of execution, not a lack of preparation.

“It would be a shame if it fell on the coaches because they’re giving us the X’s and O’s and it’s up to us to execute,” said goaltender Cory Schneider, who was pulled after giving up four goals on 33 shots in the first two periods Saturday. “So, I’m not really sure what’s going to be done or what needs to be done, to be honest.”

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Afternoon Line- Stan Fischler

The good, calming news for all three of our Met Area clubs is that parity in the NHL is real and, as the Islanders already proved last month; a winning streak can propel any one of the trio right back into the playoff hunt.

Advice to Rangers, Islanders and Devils fans: Relax; the race is a marathon, not a sprint!

-Stan Fischler at the Daily Freeman where you can read more on the Rangers, Islanders and Devils.

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