Report: Dean Evason's fate could be decided

The Wild have dropped seven straight games.



It wasn't terribly long ago that despite Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin chewing out his underachieving team, the general consensus was that head coach Dean Evason's job was safe. But following yesterday's 4-1 loss at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings, that may have changed. 

According to The Athletic's Michael Russo and Joe Smith, the loss in Detroit yesterday may have gone a long way in sealing Evason's fate, writing the following:

"With that comes a lot of questions, starting with how hot the seat is underneath Dean Evason, whether the assistants could also take the blame for this mess and how much responsibility roster architect Bill Guerin needs to accept.

Our sense is this: While Evason was relatively safe a few days ago, that has changed after Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the Wild’s 13th loss in 16 games and seventh in a row.

There has been nothing compelling about this team this season and it’s wearing on everyone."

That's quite the contrast from what was stated just last week by TSN's Chad Johnston:

"At this point, the sense is he's not in imminent danger," he said. "I think that's mainly because management looks at this roster and says, 'It's not a trade away from being fixed. It's not a coaching change away from being fixed. It's up to the best players on this team to pull them through what's been a difficult stretch.'"

The Wild return home to XCel Energy Center tomorrow night to host the St. Louis Blues, ironically the last team that they defeated in a playoff series. Can they break their losing skid, or will it be eight straight losses? 

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Source: The Athletic