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One More Time Jacques?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It is about conforming to the philosophy, conforming to the system, and it is about one last ride for this club, one last try for a Fourth Amendment with the Great Martin Brodeur in the final year of his contract and perhaps his career at age 39, with it appearing more likely by the day Zach Parise is bound to test free agency next summer.

If this is the last ride, if this is about the Devils’ system and the Devils’ way of life, then there is only one man to take the reins, and it’s Lemaire. There is an emerging theory that the reason it’s taking so long to announce the winning contestant in the annual summer hunt for a coach is Lamoriello is waiting for Lemaire to recognize this and come out of retirement (again).

Actually, there are two emerging theories here. One is that Lemaire is proving intractable (Jacques? Never.) in his decision to step off. The other is that general manager and president Lamoriello is having difficulty convincing CEO Jeff Vanderbeek to pony up the considerable amount of cash it will take for Lemaire to mount the Devils bench for the fourth time.


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