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Devils hire Brent Sutter as coach

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Brent Sutter was hired as the coach of the three-time Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils on Friday, taking over one of the NHL's least secure jobs.

The 45-year-old Sutter will be the Devils' 14th coach in 26 seasons in New Jersey, and he will try next season to become the first to finish a season since Pat Burns in 2003-04. Days later, cancer forced Burns to step down.

After the 2004-05 lockout season, Larry Robinson lasted half a season before resigning and being replaced by Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello.

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