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Julien out, Lamoriello in as Devils prepare for playoffs

Updated: April 3, 2007, 3:01 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Having the New Jersey Devils in first place in the Atlantic Division with a week to go in the regular season got coach Claude Julien fired on Monday.

Sound strange?

When you work for general manager Lou Lamoriello, it's all about winning Stanley Cups.

Feeling that Julien didn't have the team ready to make a Cup run with the playoffs scheduled to start next week, Lamoriello fired him on Monday and took over behind the bench for the second straight ...

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