DETROIT -- Jacques Lemaire admits that old fire to be a coach still burns within -- even brighter now that he's got the New Jersey Devils back on the winning track.
Still, Lemaire, 65, says there's no chance he will be back next season. The plan when he returned to coach the team after John MacLean was fired Dec. 23 was that he would finish out the season, and he's sticking with that.
"Because I find it's tough," Lemaire said before the Devils played their final game before the All-Star break Wednesday night in Detroit. "It's hard. I'm not at the end of the season yet. I still have two, three months to go and will have tough days. I get back from road trips and I get more tired than when I was 40."