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Breaking News: Devils Fire John MacLean

According to Tom Gulitti's series of tweets, the New Jersey Devils have fired head coach John MacLean. Here are the tweets

Devils coach John MacLean fired; Jacques Lemaire back as interim head coach: The inevitable finally occurred thi...http://bit.ly/eQ0uYd

Lamoriello intended to stick by MacLean but said "the last four or five games" changed mind. Devils lost last three games by combined 15-3

Lemaire will coach the Devils for the rest of this season and not beyond.    

The link in the first tweet is Gulitti's story on the matter. 

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The Devils have been a massive disappointment this season, and it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I am, however, surprised that Lamoriello would have been willing to stick with MacLean through the season. 

The disappointing Devils are 9-22-2 and have lost their last three games.

More analysis later.