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Devils boot DeBoer

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils have fired coach Pete DeBoer (deh-BOOR’), with the team in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello (lam-uh-RIHL’-oh) would not say who will take over the aging team until he speaks on Saturday with the players.

New Jersey is 12-17-7 in an injury-plagued season. The Devils have not won consecutive games since early last month, going 3-8-5 in their last 16.

The 46-year-old DeBoer was hired in 2011-12 and immediately took the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings.

 

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