Former Jack Adams Award winner Ted Nolan (above) has tossed his hat into the ring for the vacant head coaching job in New Jersey.
According to the Buffalo News, Nolan has, through a friend, inquired about the Devils’ job and is waiting for a response. Nolan spent two seasons as the Buffalo Sabres’ bench boss in 1995-96 and 1996-97, but has not guided an NHL team since.
Nolan is currently the head coach and director of hockey operations for the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats.
Nolan is quoted as saying, œTo leave the situation I™m in now would be tough, but I know I can coach. Yeah, I can imagine it would be a tough call to move away from Moncton, home of the largest shopping mall in the Atlantic provinces.
To which I can only reply, if you’ve neither worked for Lou Lamoriello nor spent much time in the East Rutherford, NJ ‘hood, you have no idea how tough a call it must be.