New Jersey Devils hire Lindy Ruff as head coach

Lindy Ruff, who played 12 seasons in the NHL and was a head coach for 19 more, has been named the coach of the New Jersey Devils, the club announced on Thursday. The former NHL coach of the year in 2006 takes over from John Hynes who guided the club between 2015-2019. Hynes was fired on December 3.

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New extra-inning format stirs debate as teams plot strategy

Baseball has its answer to penalty kicks, overtimes and shootouts, and it figures to stir just as much debate as all those other forms of tiebreakers. Major League Baseball will start each extra inning in this abbreviated, 60-game season by putting a runner on second base. The rule has been used since 2018 in the minor leagues, where it created more action and settled games sooner.

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AP source: Ruff to become Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays GM

The New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL's youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald's title as general manager, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday. NHL Network was first to report the Devils' plans to hire the New York Rangers assistant coach on Wednesday night. Ruff would replace interim coach Alain Nasreddine, who guided the team to a 19-16-8 record after John Hynes was fired on Dec. 3.

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