Various sources reports former Florida Panthers head coach Peter DeBoer has been hired as the new coach of the New Jersey Devils.

Spector’s note: Given how quickly the Devils have blazed through head coaches since they fired Jacques Lemaire back in May 1998 (since then they’ve gone through Robbie Ftorek, Larry Robinson (twice) Kevin Constantine, Pat Burns, Claude Julien, Lou Lamoriello (as the GM stepped in on an interim basis twice), Brent Sutter and John MacLean, plus brought back Lemaire twice on an interim basis), it’s gonna be very interesting to see if DeBoer lasts the season. Best of luck to him. He’s gonna need it.