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Lemaire: Bond with Lamoriello, Babcock key reason to leave Devils

Jacques Lemaire stressed familiarity with both Lou Lamoriello and Mike Babcock has his primary reason to leave the New Jersey Devils.Hired as a special assignment coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, Lemaire told NJ Advance Media that his bonds with both men played a significant role in his decision to leave the Devils."Lou is a big part of it. And Babcock is the other part...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacques Lemaire Joining the Maple Leafs and What it Means for Toronto

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 23: Head coach Jacques Lemaire of the New Jersey Devils speaks to the media after their game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on December 23, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Isles defeated the Devils 5-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) People like their constants in life.  We relish the predictability because it provides stability...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs hire Jacques Lemaire as "special assignment" coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff certainly won't lack NHL experience next season. The Leafs have hired Jacques Lemaire as a "special assignment coach." “Obviously Jacques Lemaire has a wealth of experience," Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said, via Toronto Maple Leafs P.R. department. "We had a great relationship from the 2010 Olympics and I’ve asked him to join our...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Post: Refs’ Dangerous Let-Em-Play Policy Is Killing Offense

Recently, I had this discussion with a friend of mine. His argument was, if you want to increase scoring, the refs need to blow the whistle more. If you think about this, it sounds like a simple solution. Basically, in a nutshell, it would appear that the number of penalties being called on the ice in the NHL are down this season. Brett Cyrgalis, New York Post – So many...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss


Minnesota Wild fans have earned a lifetime of entertaining hockey and several deep runs into the postseason. Hatched in the early days of this century, the Hockey Gods sent Jacques Lemaire to the land of 10,000 lakes to take the life out of the game. And he did, on the way to some playoff success: In his eight astonishingly boring seasons in Minnesota, Lemaire put enough teams...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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