NHL: Dean Evason fired by Wild; John Hynes will replace him

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 NHL: Dean Evason fired by Wild;  John Hynes will replace him

The Minnesota Wild cleaned up behind their bench on Monday, while announcing the dismissals of head coach Dean Evason and his assistant Bob Woods.

The former NHL player has held this role in Minnesota since the 2019-2020 season, after two years with Bruce Boudreau.

Bill Guerin’s new right-hand man is John Hynes, whose appointment was announced a few hours ago.

The latter has been unemployed since his firing by the Nashville Predators last spring. Hynes, 48, also coached the New Jersey Devils, and had eight seasons as head coach in the Bettman league.

“Dean has done an excellent job during his time with the Wild, especially as the head coach of our team,” Guerin said. I am very grateful for his hard work and dedication to our organization. »

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The Wild have not performed well since the start of the campaign, posting a disappointing 5-10-4 record, including 2-6-2 in their last ten games.

Russian star forward Kirill Kaprizov has had a rough start, with just six goals on his record and a minus-10 differential in 19 games.

Last year, Kaprizov found the back of the net 40 times in 67 games, almost the same production rate as his 47 goals in 2021-2022.

Matt Boldy, who scored 31 goals in 2022-23, scored just once in 12 games in the first year of his seven-year, US$49 million contract.

Only the San Jose Sharks allow more goals per game than the Wild (3.95).

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Under Evason, Minnesota did not win a single series, suffering first-round eliminations four years in a row.

“Dean has done an excellent job during his time with the Wild, especially as the head coach of our team,” Guerin said. I am very grateful for his hard work and dedication to our organization. »

“I also want to thank Bob for his work at Wild. I wish Dean and Bob and their families the best for the future. »

Things haven’t been going well for the Wild (5-10-4) so ​​far this season.

Evason, 59, is the second head coach fired this season in the NHL after Jay Woodcroft of the Edmonton Oilers. The latter was replaced by Kris Knoblauch, and the Oilers have won four of their seven games since then.

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The Wild will host the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.