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Devils coach Lemaire retires

Updated: April 26, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- The energy is gone, so Jacques Lemaire is walking away from coaching.

Just four days after the New Jersey Devils were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round for the third straight year, the 64-year-old Lemaire made the surprising announcement Monday that he is retiring as a coach.

"It's tough to leave what you like, but it's a decision that I made," he said.

Lemaire said he thought about retiring several times this season and that the loss to the ...

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