Tue, Nov 28, 2023 9:19 PM
By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer
Bill Guerin didn’t want to fire Dean Evason. Given the way the Minnesota Wild have been playing, the general manager felt he had no choice but to switch head coaches to try to get them back on track. Guerin replaced Evason with John Hynes. Evason went 147-77-27 in 251 regular season games and 8-15 in the postseason without winning any series. The Wild went 5-10-4 under Evason this season. Guerin says he wants Hynes to try to restore the team's confidence, swagger and identity. Hynes has been a coach for eight years in the NHL with New Jersey and Nashville.