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“We’ve won three Stanley Cups since then, but winning against them on the big stage is not just for me, but for the fans of New Jersey who’ve always taken the second seat,” Brodeur said. “They’re going to be pretty happy, going to work, going to school.
“We made a lot of people really happy by beating them.”
-Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.
“There’s only one guy that likes beating the Rangers more than Marty, and that’s Lou [Lamoriello, the GM].” Hey, these guys have been through this rivalry for 20 years.”
-Pete DeBoer, head coach of the Devils.
More from Marc Everson of the NY Post.
from Mark Everson of the NY Post,
This latest mysterious move by Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello might foster less skepticism if it wasn’t his ninth coaching change since the last lockout. The 100-day hunt for a coach to lead the team back to the playoffs yesterday produced one who has never been there.
It is clearly more philosophy, work ethic and intangibles than his NHL track record that made Pete DeBoer the Devils’ coach. DeBoer never coached the Panthers to the playoffs during three years in his first NHL job, yet that is his task for a Devils team that missed the postseason for the first time in 14 seasons.