John Hynes Takes Over as Wild Coach After Dean Evason's Departure



by SEAD DEDOVIC

John Hynes Takes Over as Wild Coach After Dean Evason's Departure
© Frederick Breedon / Getty Images Sport

Dean Evason's tenure as coach of the Minnesota Wild came to an end as John Hynes stepped in to take over on Monday. Dean Evason did not meet the management's expectations and it was clear that he would be fired. Following the 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, Evason confirmed his frustration.

The consistent repetition of mistakes by his team from game to game is what frustrated him the most. "I think frustration is turning to anger. I hope they are as angry as we are," Evason said, as quoted by NHL.com! "What makes me mad is we’re making the same mistakes, and the same guys are not pulling their weight.

Most nights, our mistakes don't give us a true chance of winning the hockey game."


Bill Guerin's statement

General manager Bill Guerin confirmed this information. He expressed respect for Evason and Bill who were focused on helping their team from day one.

However, when things are not going well, then parting is the only solution. “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.

I would also like to thank Bob for his hard work during his time as an assistant coach with the Wild. I wish Dean, Bob and their families all the best in the future. ”-general manager Bill Guerin said. Wild forward Pat Maroon believes his team needs to address issues.

A seven-game losing streak sends a clear message that things are not going well. "Seven in a row is unacceptable, especially with this group of guys. We should be [angered] right now and we should be [angered] when we play the next game. We need to understand what is at stake here. We're losing points by the sack."-Pat Maroon said.

John Hynes Wild