The AP reports “the Devils have fired coach Claude Julien.”:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2822234 GM Lou Lamoriello will take over.
Only in hockey would a winning team fire its coach right before the playoffs. But Lamoriello has done this before, and it led to a Stanley Cup in 2000. We’ll see what happens now. Obviously, this is a major shakeup for one of the Rangers potential playoff opponents.
So would you rather face Atlanta still, or do the Devils look more appetizing?