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New Jersey Devils

Venue: Prudential Center | Coach: Peter DeBoer
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There's not a lot of good going on in New Jersey right now. The team is struggling mightily, the coach/GM/president hybrid Lou Lamoriello is getting sued by a former exec and trade rumors surrounding future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr as trade bait doesn't help sell tickets.
The Devils are 5-5-1 since Peter DeBoer was fired. Not terrible, but also not enough to propel them away from a range in which they'll get a favorable draft pick. That's probably a good thing.
As the Devils remain near the league's basement, there might have to be some organizational soul searching here. This team has to find a way to get younger and start looking to the future.
Jaromir Jagr's hat trick against the Flyers was a pleasant distraction from what's been going on lately in New Jersey. The Devils will need a miracle to turn things around and they don't look like they have one in them.
The firing of Peter DeBoer always seemed likely, but the Devils new three-headed monster behind the bench with Lou Lamoriello, Scott Stevens and Adam Oates running things is odd. Will it pay off?
With a 1-5-1 mark over their last seven games, the Devils are continually trending downward as this season slips further away from them. They'll have a pretty tough schedule coming out of the holiday break as well.
Head coach Peter DeBoer has gotten a vote of confidence from Jaromir Jagr, which must be nice. That doesn't change the fact that the coach has to be feeling the heat as the Devils continue to fall well short of expectations.
With the first coach being fired this season, how much longer does Peter DeBoer have before he receives a similar call? The Devils are mired in an 11-13-4 start.
The clock appears to be ticking on Peter DeBoer's time with the Devils and midnight looks ever closer. New Jersey is 3-5-2 in its last 10 and shows few signs of improvement.
Cory Schneider has shouldered a heavy load without much help. He's needed to be better, but the Devils' inability to make things easier on him has head coach Peter DeBoer on the hot seat.
Preseason Power Rankings
Raise your hand if you thought the New Jersey Devils would open the season with an 11-goal onslaught. Put that hand down. New addition Mike Cammalleri has three of those 11.
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