“This team is doomed” – NHL fans shower support to Dean Evason as Minnesota Wild FIRE head coach following seventh consecutive loss
The Minnesota Wild are currently 5-10-4 for the season while sitting in seventh place in the Western Conference Central division table.
Dean Evason (Pic Credit: Star-Tribune)
After a poor run of form this season, the Minnesota Wild decided it was time for a change. The team on Monday announced that head coach Dean Evason and his assistant Bob Woods have been relieved of their duties.
This major development came after the Wild dropped their seventh game on the bounce. The team started off the season in mixed form as they were 5-5-2 at one point in the season. However, the last seven games have not gone their way, and they have a record of 0-5-2 in this time span.
In his first two-plus seasons, Evason would take the Wild to the playoffs while collecting 100 points in the past two seasons. His team though was never able to make it past the first round. Following his sacking, the team thanked him for his contributions.
"Dean did an excellent job during his tenure with the Minnesota Wild, especially as Head Coach of our team. I am very thankful for his hard work and dedication to our organization".GM Bill Guerin in the team statement.
The team later announced that former New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers head coach, John Hynes would be the new coach of the Wild. His tenure does not get easy as the fans have voiced their frustrations against him and showered support to Evason.
Social media reactions towards Dean Evason’s sacking from Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild are currently in a huge mess right now. They are stuck in the $14 million dead cap space which the team is now struggling to overcome. This sacking of Dean Evason was perhaps on the cards as the team continued to drop games.
Fans on social media were quick to jump in aid of Evason. Many hailed him for the work he did and thanked him for his time. One disappointed user wrote that “this team is doomed,” for this development. Check out some other reactions regarding this development from X below:
How the team manages to turn their season around will be interesting to see. John Hynes, the new coach will first have to get fans on his side as the team enters a new phase. The team’s first game without Evason will see them take on the St. Louis Blues.
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