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06-17-2010, 11:32 AM
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I'm not elated, but I was definitely as caught up by the Haviland hype machine that's been rolling thru these boards as others. This is far better than some of the other options out there.

Mac worked some magic in Lowell. Let's hope he has a mind of his own.

Now let's work on our lineup.

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and its free lunch/tour day at the Rock at noon as well
Wonder if that was planned? Anyone who's at that thing is really *** lucky

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Good for Johnny Mac and our kids. I believe he will be a fine coach, if Lou let's him. What I mean is don't control the guy, let him be himself and do what he believes is the best way to go. Congrats!

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Who gives a damn about the Jersey boy?

It's Johnny freakin' Mac!!!
This. We are still speaking about the franchise all-time leading goal scorer.

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For those paying attention , I broke the news that we would be hiring a coach in the near future on Chere's blog yesterday

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06-17-2010, 11:40 AM
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woo!

Not Haviland but this was 2nd best in my book. I can't complain compared to all of the speculation going around. The rookies should get their time and his system is offensive enough to stay defensively Lou. Like I said, I can't complain but we'll see how it goes next April!

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wooooo. Johnny Mac! Just the man I wanted behind the bench. I think he'll be a good fit. Doesnt seem like a guy that plays mind games. Just hockey. Thats what we need.

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I am pleased. He did a good job in Lowell and hopefully can do the same in NJ.

Can we re-sign PMart now?

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What I like most is that we have a coach who knows the kids and the current group of Devil players and will be around to give some in-put come July 1st. Lou always said we wanted to start hiring within the organization and I'm happy to see he kept his word.

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06-17-2010, 11:43 AM
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Congrats to MacLean. This team really needed a new approach, hopefully Mac will coach his way, and not just be a puppet for Lou.



Now who will coach Albany?!

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Meh.


I give 2 months into the season before this fanbase turns on him. Can't wait to see who we hire next June.

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Haviland.

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2 months before this fanbase turns on him. Can't wait to see who we hire next June.
Phil Jackson or bust!

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This is a really good choice, especially since Paul Martin wanted to wait until a new coach was hired. Now that it's Johnny Mac, a guy the players know, like and respect I'm sure that will work in our favour.

Johnny Mac did a great job in Lowell, and everyone down there raved about him and his work. Our d-men took a huge step forward in Lowell with him as head coach.

I'm sure Kovalchuk will have talks with some of the guys that have played for Johnny Mac before. I don't think he'll hear many negative things.

Very very smart move by Lou this time around.

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Phil Jackson or bust!
I vote Coach K.

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i like it... congratz to Johnny Mac

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Haviland.
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I give 2 months into the season before this fanbase turns on him. Can't wait to see who we hire next June.
you beat me to it.

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I am so glad that the devils didn't reuse an old out of day dinosaur coach. I think having someone youngerish is a good thing. Lets see how macs plays outs

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Good for Johnny Mac and our kids. I believe he will be a fine coach, if Lou let's him. What I mean is don't control the guy, let him be himself and do what he believes is the best way to go. Congrats!
Having Mac in the AHL leads me to believe that Lou won't try to control him. I see it as a test to see how Mac could do on his own with his own team, and look at the results. Hopefully this success translates to the NHL. I remember everyone calling for his head when he was an assistant, and the PP was as crappy as it is now.

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