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New Jersey Devils fire Lindy Ruff for some stuff that's his fault and even more that's not

File this one under "too little, too late."

The New Jersey Devils wrapped up an ugly trip to California with back-to-back losses, plunging their playoff chances into the territory reserved for broke stoners outside a Grateful Dead show. They need a miracle. At this point, they would have to make up a seven-point gap on the Philadelphia Flyers, and eight on either of the Wild Card teams, and with this roster — and particularly this goaltending — that's just not a realistic path forward.

And so, upon their return from the Golden State, they dismissed coach Lindy Ruff and replaced him, on an interim basis, with ex-Canucks boss Travis Green.

Again, it's hard to see the point in pulling the trigger on this now. Devils fans have been asking for a change behind the bench for awhile now, and Green sh

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NHL New Jersey Devils NHL Dougie Hamilton Vitek Vanecek Tom Fitzgerald Travis Green Lindy Ruff
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