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Devils name MacLean new coach

Updated: June 20, 2010, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- The fourth time apparently was the charm for John MacLean.

A perennial candidate to lead the team he played for and coached as an assistant, MacLean was named the head coach of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, replacing the retired Jacques Lemaire.

MacLean was considered for the head-coaching position with the Devils on three other occasions, but lost out to, in order, Claude Julien (2006), Brent Sutter (2007) and Lemaire (2009).

"It's a little bit surreal, ...

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