New Jersey Devils CEO/President/GM Lou Lamoriello fired coach Claude Julien with three games remaining in the regular season.  For the second straight season, Lamoriello will return behind the bench.  Lamoriello replaced coach Larry Robinson in December 2005 after Robinson resigned.

Julien’s late-season firing is not without precedent for Lamoriello and the Devils.  Lamoriello fired Robbie Ftorek with eight games remaining in the 1999-2000 season and replaced him with Robinson who led New Jersey to the Stanley Cup championship.

Lamoriello fires Julien with three games left in the regular season despite the Devils winning four of their last five games.

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