The Devils announced today that they have fired fourth-year head coach Pete DeBoer. GM Lou Lamoriello said no replacement will be named until after he speaks to the players tomorrow, upon their return from Christmas break.
There's nothing like holding your concentration during the biggest game of your coaching career. Well done, Peter DeBoer. Well done, indeed.
When the Rangers and Devils met in Newark in December, John Tortorella, as the visiting coach, elected to start his fourth line bruisers. There was a fight two seconds after the faceoff. Last night's rematch was at MSG, so Devils coach Pete DeBoer had first crack of setting a lineup. He went with his fighters, Ryan…