Lindy Ruff coaches a New Jersey Devils game.
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BREAKING: Failing Franchise Drops Head Coach Midseason

Published March 4, 2024 at 5:35 PM

They finally listened to their fans and did it. Today, the New Jersey Devils have decided to shake things up by relieving Lindy Ruff of his head coaching duties. Taking over as Interim Head Coach for the rest of the season is Associate Coach Travis Green.

Lindy Ruff Departs

Ruff, leaves the Devils after a few seasons at the helm. He was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award last year after leading the team to a franchise best 52-22-8 record and scoring a sweet First Round victory against the New York Rangers. Yet it's been tough sledding this year. He had a mediocre record of 30-27-4 (.525) before getting the boot.

Green, 53, has quite the coaching history. He spent some time as the head coach for the Vancouver Canucks, leading them to the Second Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Before that, he had a successful run as head coach for the Utica Comets in the AHL, with multiple postseason berths and a trip to the Calder Cup finals.
Green's coaching journey includes winning a WHL Championship title as interim head coach of the Portland Winterhawks. Fitzgerald and Green also were teammates back in their NHL playing days.

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BREAKING: Failing Franchise Drops Head Coach Midseason

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