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Let’s Bet on the NHL Next Coach Fired

It’s an unfortunate part of all sports every season, when a team has a bad start to the season or perhaps several seasons have not gone their way in a positive manner, things need to change and sometimes that means firing your Head Coach. With the Edmonton Oilers relieving Jay Woodcroft of his duties last week, he became the first NHL head coach of the 2023-24 Regular Season to be fired. But who will be the NHL next coach fired? Here are a few candidates of other bench bosses around the league that are on the Hot Seat.

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Dean Evason

(Head Coach – Minnesota Wild – +400)
Overall Record with Club (as of 11/15/23)
Season: 147-75-25 Playoffs: 8-15 (in 3.5 seasons)

The Minnesota Wild are off to another struggling start this season, and a few days off before a two-game set against the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs in Stockholm, Sweden may not be enough to save the 59-year-old from getting booted out once the club returns to Saint Paul. Evason was loved by players and fans alike when he first joined the team early in 2020.

Two seasons later, Minnesota won 53 games, earned 116 points, and nearly missed out on a Division Title, only to lose yet again in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He will find work sooner than later because he’s a quality coach, but it seems like time has run out for Dean in the Capital City of Minnesota.

D.J. Smith

(Head Coach – Ottawa Senators – +250)
Overall Record with Club (as of 11/15/23)
Season: 126-146-32 Playoffs: N/A (in four seasons)

The Ottawa Senators had high hopes this season of being a team that could compete every night and possibly find their way into the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a Wild Card contender.

Things haven’t turned out that smooth for the Sens, who, under new owner Michael Andlauer, will not stand pat and be complacent with his new franchise. With Ottawa going overseas with Minnesota, Toronto and the Detroit Red Wings this week in Stockholm, Sweden, the Senators may make a change once back in North America, and that could be dismissing Mr. Smith as Head Coach and be the NHL’s next coach fired.

David Quinn

(Head Coach – San Jose Sharks – +600)
Overall Record with Club (as of 11/15/23)
Season: 24-57-17 Playoffs: N/A (in 1.5 seasons)

While Quinn was hired by the Sharks for his experience with younger players and developing franchises, this tanking scenario for San Jose has become nearly unwatchable as the team goes into play as of November 15th with a record of 2-13-1 on the season.

They are the odds-on favorite to win the 2024 National Hockey League draft lottery, where they could earn the chance to pick up top prospect Macklin Celebrini, the 19-year-old forward from Boston University. General Manager Mike Grier has a lot of work to do to get the Sharks back to swimming in the waters of contention, and firing Quinn wouldn’t really help matters at this time.

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