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[Report] Wild sign head coach Dean Evason to contract extension

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4 minutes ago, lmm said:

interesting that Travis' crowning moment as a Canuck coach was out coaching Rookie Evason in the bubble

I guess young Dean learned from his mistakes and moved forward

Minnesota's record is A LOT better than Green's, in any one season. Green's really not a good NHL coach right now.

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1 hour ago, DeNiro said:

Boudreau’s right hand man in Washington and Minny.


Not surprising he’s doing well after learning from the best.


Wasn’t Boudreau’s choice to bring him in.  Fenton fired Boudreau’s trusted right hand man that had followed him from Anaheim and replaced him with Evason.  Fenton was previously GM of Nashville’s AHL team where Evason was head coach.  


All through his tenure in Minnesota Fenton tried to fire Boudreau to replace him with Evason but ownership refused to sign off.  Boudreau knew it.  It’s pretty admirable that the two were able to work well together and Evason sounded genuinely sorry that Boudreau lost his job.


Guerin had no prior relationship with Evason and it’s because he didn’t do like Boudreau that he got the interim tag removed.  Guerin grew frustrated that Boudreau kept on prioritizing veterans over younger players even when the kids were outplaying the vets.  Vancouver doesn’t really have that veteran problematic.


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