John MacLean

Martin Brodeur upended in the third period. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: How The Proud, Mighty Devils Have Come Crashing Down

The past few weeks have made it blindingly clear that Devils head coach Pete DeBoer is stuck with a group of players who collectively have the skill, but not the talent required to reach the playoffs.


Martin Brodeur and head coach Peter DeBoer of the New Jersey Devils celebrate after defeating the New York Rangers by a score of 3-2 to win Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 25, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur’s Last Hurrah?

The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals might be the final hurrah in Martin Brodeur’s glorious career.


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Schwei: Devils’ Elias Scores Milestone

Patrik Elias, whose number 26 will one day be raised to the rafters, reached another milestone Saturday; becoming New Jersey’s all-time leading goal-scorer.


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Monzo Minor: Devils Need To Consider Free Agents Prospal, Babchuk

This was a weird season for the Devils — and it could be just as awkward in free agency. They don’t have a lot room in payroll, but there’s certainly enough to grab two players: Vinny Prospal and Anton Babchuk.


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Devils Pick No. 4 In NHL Draft; One Positive To Woeful Season

Missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 seasons — or 15 years — did have one positive for the Devils. With the help of the lottery, the Devils will have the No. 4 pick in the NHL draft Friday night.


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Devils’ Ending An Unfamiliar One

The Devils found themselves in an eerily dark Prudential Center Monday morning, clearing out their lockers and heading home, a situation that the franchise had not experienced since 1996.


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Devils Coach Lemaire Going Back Into Retirement

“I’m going back where I was before,” Lemaire said after going out a winner following a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. “It demands a lot and I want to enjoy life. I want to enjoy the family.”


New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, second from right, celebrates with teammates, from left to right, Jason Arnott, Mark Fayne, and Henrik Tallinder, after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime during NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. The Devils defeated the Maple Leafs 2-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

Devils Making Hard Run At Improbable Playoff Berth

The franchise that came into the season looking for its 14th straight playoff berth is looking like a Stanley Cup contender again. The question is do the Devils have enough time to overcame a deficit that saw them 27 points out of a playoff berth as recently as Jan. 9?


Head coach Jacques Lemaire of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images),  former head coach John MacLean (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Schwei On Ice: A Tale Of Two Coaches

The Devils return from the break having played 16 games under Jacques Lemaire, who replaced John MacLean 33 games into the season. Here is a comparative look at some of the statistics under each of the two New Jersey coaches so far.


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Schwei On Ice: The Devils’ Coaching Carousel

The Devils will finish off the calendar year with the man who began 2010 behind their bench, Jacques Lemaire, who then took over for John MacLean on an interim basis last week.


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Devils Officially In NHL Basement After Loss To Isles

Josh Bailey had two goals and an assist and the New York Islanders spoiled the return of Jacques Lemaire behind New Jersey’s bench with a 5-1 victory over the Devils on Thursday night.


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Dealing With The Devils: Johnny Mac Gets The Ax

There are those of us – myself included – who will tell you that coaching has not been the issue with this team. But 9 wins in 33 games demands that somebody be held accountable.


New York Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese (42) battles for the puck with New Jersey Devils left wing Mattias Tedenby (21) of Sweden,  during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders shut out the Devils 2-0. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Minus MacLean, Devils Face Islanders

The league’s two worst teams take the ice at the Prudential Center, where the hapless Devils try to avoid their ninth loss in 10 games.


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Lamoriello On The Fan: Changes Had To Be Made

John MacLean’s short run as Devils head coach has come to an end. Jacques Lemaire will take over head coaching duties for New Jersey.