I really thought the Devils amazing 15 game winning streak and division title and first round sweep of the Rangers would have got John MaClean the job.
There's no way anyone believes that coaches had something to do with that. Perhaps its just a dig. if so, touché. If coaches could make a team win 15 in a row, the devils should be completing the sweep tonight.
As for Maclean, maybe it was all the sarcasm, smirks, eye-rolling, and disrespect towards officials that lost the job for him?
He's the assistant. The heir apparent. The head coach is leaving. He *should* be grooming the assistant to take over.
How he doesnt get selected only Lou knows. But Lou obviously knows something and doesnt like it. Perhaps he feels Maclean is not professional enough, maybe too emotional. But its definately something, and I am sure its not complimentary.
But Lou obviously knows something and doesnt like it.
Actually, from what I understand, the issue is that Mac is not tough enough. In Julien, he is getting much more of a disciplinarian than a "player's coach", which is the preception of what Mac would be.