"The longer the better," he told reporters Friday.
DeBoer elected to give his team a full day off Friday as the Devils await their opponent in the Eastern Conference Finals, which will start Monday.
"I don't think there's such a thing as too much rest this time of year," DeBoer said. "We have to stay sharp. That's [the coaches'] job, to manage the schedule and days off so we're ready to go Game 1. That's on the coaching staff to manage it properly. I wouldn't want to trade spots with someone playing a Game 7 right now."