Head Coach Dean Evason and Assistant Coach Bob Woods were fired by the Minnesota Wild after a string of poor performances and a seven-game losing streak. The team has decided to shake up its coaching staff in hopes of turning their season around.
Evason, who had a record of 147-77-27 in parts of five seasons with the Wild, struggled to find success in the playoffs. He led the team to three first-round losses, causing frustration among fans and management.
John Hynes, the former coach of the New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators, is expected to be named the new head coach of the Wild. Hynes has connections with team president and general manager Bill Guerin and senior adviser Ray Shero. This familiarity likely played a role in the team’s decision to pursue Hynes.
The Wild are hopeful that the coaching change will provide a much-needed spark to the team. Despite difficulties with dead cap space and underperforming players, management is committed to remaining competitive and making the playoffs this season. They believe that a change in leadership will help them achieve these goals.
The firing of Evason highlights the team’s determination to make necessary changes in order to remain competitive. The Wild organization is unwilling to accept mediocrity and is taking action to improve their performance on the ice.
Fans and players alike are curious to see how Hynes will fare as the new head coach. His previous coaching experience and connections with the team’s management suggest that he may be the right man for the job.
The Wild’s upcoming games will be crucial in determining the success of this coaching change. Time will tell if the team can turn their season around and make a push for the playoffs.
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