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Devils have coach DeBoer signed through 2014-15

Apr 13, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

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Those rumors about Peter DeBoer coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs next season can end. New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamorello said that he has signed DeBoer through the 2014-15 campaign.

This follows a report that the two sides were close to signing an extension, although it sounds like the ink on that agreement has been dry for a while now.

“There are rumors going on, a lot of misinformation about our coach,” Lamorello said, per the Star-Ledger. “So I thought I’d get really out of character and put this to rest. Pete DeBoer is under contract for next year, has been under contract for next year and will be coaching next year.

“That’s all I have to say. We usually wait to make any announcements about anything.”

DeBoer led the Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in his first campaign with the team. The Devils have fallen under hard times since then though as they lost Zach Parise in the summer of 2012 and Ilya Kovalchuk the following year. With two of the franchise’s greatest scorers gone, expectations were low going into the 2013-14 campaign, but DeBoer managed to keep things interesting for the most part, leading the Devils to a 34-29-18 record.

It’s worth adding that New Jersey has gone 0-13 in shootouts this season, which is the main reason for the Devils missing the playoffs.

  1. barkar942 - Apr 13, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    95cups- WHERE ARE YOU?????
    I guess this means Lou is still here, too.
    Cups- why are you not answering? You are passed out on the floor?
    Burn that Devils stuff, Cups, and join us Ranger fans on the Dark Blue side.
    Cups-, I….. am your faaaaaather.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Apr 13, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      Why would anyone drop their fan support from a team that has been to the big dance 20% of the time in the last 20 years for a team that has one championship in 70 plus years and is one of the worst big market team failures (when success is equated to winning championships) across all 4 major sports?

      You do realize the NY Mets have been more successful at winning championships for NY in the past half of a century, right?

      You do realize how sad that is, right?

      Better off being an Islander fan, if they were to swap support and stay in that tri-state market.

      • barkar942 - Apr 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM

        Oh, come on, Crave. I was just looking for him to type back “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” while he dropped from his chair to the floor!

        Actually, I always hope for a strong continued hockey rivalry between the two teams. Makes for great hockey and great, fun blog fodder here on the web.
        I don’t care who anyone is a fan of, as long as they are a hockey fan! The Greatest Sport on Earth!

  2. esracerx46 - Apr 13, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Its interesting they only gave him a 1 year extension. Is that to lock him up so Toronto or someone else can’t scoop him up until they hammer out a longer term? Is it because ownership has put Lou on a short leash? Has Lou put Deboer on a short leash. 1 year deal seems odd.

  3. bleedrangerblue - Apr 13, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Yeah join us Ranger fans. I watched the Devs game. F’ing boring. Us Ranger fans are thrilled your mgmt staff is returning next season.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Apr 13, 2014 at 7:11 PM

      See above statement to Barker.

      You Ranger fans are as delusional and just as bad of a joke as your franchise.

      You act like you win the Cup every year and, aside from a fluke in 94, you’d have to be a WW2 Vet to live a time when your team was last relevant.

      Even Canucks and Leafs fans aren’t as delusional.

      It’s no wonder why fans of other teams enjoy it when you guys fail out every year.

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