Peter DeBoer has brought a new, aggressive system to the Devils this year.
The Devils are a faster, younger team this season than they were at this point last year.
They currently sit 8th in the East.
In other words, they are a mediocre to good team right now. In my opinion, if they reach the playoffs, they have a chance to advance to the 2nd round, but I can't really see them beating Boston or Philly (even a healthy Pittsburgh) in a 7 game series.
We all know Lou likes to shake things up with coaching changes.
If the Devils make the playoffs, I think DeBoer returns.
If the Devils miss the playoffs, I am not so sure what will happen.
What do you think: Is DeBoer a lock to return next season?
Comment and vote if you wish. I find this situation interesting because Lou is not patient but is trying to change the Devils' system. Will he cut PDB some slack?
Will DeBoer be fired if the Devils miss the playoffs?
No he won't. He will get another shot next year no matter what. (137 votes)
Yes, If we are outside the playoffs, PDB is toast! (26 votes)
Yes - but only if Devils completely collapse (finish 12th-15th in East) (65 votes)
228 total votes