32 thoughts on “Predators Name John Hynes Head Coach

  • January 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Wow – the fired Hynes already lands on his feet.

    And look how getting rid of the coach has put New Jersey into the Stanley Cup talks. Of course those talks don’t include the current decade, that is all Hynes’ fault.

    Coaches get fired. Players get NMC contracts. That’s how pro sports works.

  • January 7, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Perfect time for Hawks to make decision for the future with 2 options!

    1. NEW PRESIDENT : Eddie O
    New GM: Mark Hunter
    New Coach: Dale Hunter

    2. NEW PRESIDENT : Eddio O
    New GM: Darryl Sutter
    New Coach: Peter Laviolette

    Fire McDo, Bowman (and Scotty as well), JC, Mark Bernard, Derek King, Mark Kelley,
    and Pierre Gauthier.

  • January 7, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Seems like a conflict of interest for Eddie O, considering he is already President of the Duncan Keith Fan Club!!

    I think HULL FOR PRESIDENT!!!! You aren’t really Eddie O in-cognito are you?

  • January 7, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Eddie O for president!
    Pat Foley for GM!
    Steve Konroyd for Coach!

    Let’s do it, winning formula right there!

  • January 7, 2020 at 11:35 am

    I can already hear Eddie on stage announcing the first round pick for the Hawks.
    “Before I announce the first pick, I just want to give a shout out to all my friends who bought my book. I will be signing those books at our Hawks desk between picks. I’ve moved the team conversations into the closet down the hall. But I can’t tell you which hall because I don’t know. Now for the first round pick of the Hawks, who will be receiving a selection of home made cookies from my beautiful and lovely wife, and also 2 coupons for $500 off of a hair restoration appointment. One can be used by his father or mother if needed. Got to address that creeping hair line kiddo. Oh yeah – hey Pat – what was that kid’s name again we picked?”

  • January 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Darryl Sutter-Team President. Dale Hunter-General Manager. Mark Hunter-Head Coach.Ken Hitchcock-Advisor/G.M Consultant.Organization needs a disciplined hardcore approach.

  • January 7, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I’m confused how Hynes is an improvement over Laviolette. Not that I care if they actually improve or not. Just wondering how this actually helps them.

  • January 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Miroslav I think you raise a good point. Theoretically, the interview process would give the organization some insight to that answer. But again, if the players don’t change the way they play, it really doesn’t matter who is behind the bench. It appears that in Nashville the players got the coach fired. I haven’t seen anything written that states the team took a very different approach to hockey because of a system change by Laviolette. This seems like a case of under-performance by a bunch of players. The coach gets the axe. Hard to fire 20 players at the same time, especially in the era of NMCs. Gotta believe Peter changed his tone and his message, but was either tuned out or the players had some kind of issue with him.

    New coach, likely a new message. And if the players don’t like that message, then what?

  • January 7, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Thank God!Nylander is back in the lineup tonight!What’s the over under on faceoff wins by 22 tonight.Gonna roll dice and go with 2.He is 5 for 28 the last 2 games.

  • January 7, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Bowman said this morning that he “Hopes”that Ian Mitchell signs with the Hawks.Can you feel the train coming off the tracks?

  • January 7, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Bowman is also “Very Encouraged ” in what Nylander has shown so far.What kind of Bizzaro world is this guy living in?

  • January 7, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    So you are saying that Ian Mitchell will stay in school another year just to get away from the Blackhawks who have always publicly stated they are very high on him. I don’t think there is a high probability of that happening unless he loves college so much that he would rather play another year instead of turning pro. Everyone always uses Kevin Hayes as the example of why top prospects will become free agents. Hayes had a lot to prove both on the ice and off after his junior year. He had a great senior season and then had the flexibility to become a free agent. A player who is having a great college career is much less likely to want to stay an extra season when the NHL team really wants him.

  • January 7, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    If the NHL accepts Darryl Sutter back in the league, I will be surprised.

    In this new enlightened society, Sutter is a chainsaw in the marigolds.

    He beat the crap out of a lazy Tyler Arnason as a coach, remember?

    No way that flies in today’s daffodil society.

    But he would be great fit as Blackhawk GM.

  • January 7, 2020 at 2:11 pm


    The mental picture of Eddie O actually doing that, made me actuallly LOL.

  • January 7, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Tim add Bowman’s latest comments about Nylander to the over 100 reasons he should be fired. I have said this many times before, nothing is going to improve as long as Bowman is the GM.

  • January 7, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Here is a direct quote from Ian Mitchell on his intentions:

    “I just want to focus on this year and then see what happens,” added Mitchell. “The Blackhawks have been great to me and it’s definitely my plan to sign with them. But just focus on right now at this time.”

    Here is a link to the full article (I’ve posted this before):


    So what exactly are the sources saying he won’t sign (if they even exist)? I’m not Stan fan, but let’s try and stick with what’s actually known or been said.

  • January 7, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    January 7, 2020 at 1:28 pm
    Bowman is also “Very Encouraged ” in what Nylander has shown so far.What kind of Bizzaro world is this guy living in?

    But, but, Nylander has been having awesome practices….!!!

  • January 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I heard an interesting take on the popularity of hiring college coaches in the NFL, due to their familiarity with this new generation of kids on their “screens” all day, & their ability to connect with those players…

    Could this be a thing in the NHL too….?

  • January 7, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Nice link Jordy. Thanks!

  • January 7, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Denver has dropped in the rankings this year and are supposed to be loaded for Mitchell’s potential senior season.His loyalty to Denver is strong.If he goes back he would be open for a bidding war when he completes his senior year.

  • January 7, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Bowman is also “Very Encouraged ” in what Nylander has shown so far. Are you kidding me.

    The guy plays like hockey like a conscientious objector. Avoids contact and fighting for pucks at all cost. He may be the fastest skater with head looking backwards.

    Its this type of comments that fans the fire bowman flame.

  • January 7, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Completely unrelated…. But how bout that Justin Faulk contract huh? Hasn’t even kicked in yet. 7 years @ 6.5m per. 43 games in and only 12 points. Only defenseman on the team as a minus. Only regular player on the team with worse possession numbers is Barbashev.

    Seabrook has better possession numbers than Faulk!!

  • January 7, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I know a lot of you will question my credibility but Nylander has talent. Can the Hawks get him to use that talent is the bigger question than his skill. If they can, they will win the Henri/Alex trade by a long shot. If they can’t, well Stan lost one.

    Hull65, why are you even a Hawks fan. Big game tonight to get a win and get that much closer to the playoffs. I hear ya on the Herm Edwards “Playoffs” but hey here’s to hope’n.

  • January 7, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Thank God Adam Burish got “one last shift”. Those 21 points in his Blackhawks career… They should have a freaking statue of this legend!

  • January 7, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Congrats to Adam, he was a good player for someone drafted in the 9th round (#282). Scary thought he is the 39th ranked goal scorer in that draft which means 240+ other prospects were worse.

  • January 7, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I bet Stan did not get any real questions today and listening to one sound bite I heard how DACH AND BOQ have had an impact on winning is another joke! Therimpact on winning is 88! That’s it! And saves by 40 & 50!
    Anyone ask him beside 27 & 77 and real true imopact prospects in the system? Watching 88 having to play with 22 and 95 again tonight,m is he watching this? He’s 2 franchise players (19 & 88) having to play with 8, 47, 22, 95??? All AHL players!!!

  • January 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Questions for JC and Bowman:

    1. So 19 is stuck with 47 does not have a goal yet who could not make a bad New Jersey team for 3 years yet he is playing on the 1st line with your captain who is also playing with 8 who could not make the NHL for ever?
    2. 95 scores his first goal in the NHL after 3 years and 44 odd games and he gets to play with 88?
    3. Do we have a top goalie prospect? I mean how do the Penguins with 3 cups, after drafting Fleury years ago , draft Murray and Jarry and we draft a soccer goalie out of Belguim?
    4. Why did you fire Mike Kitchen, your coach’s best friend? Did your father tell you to do this?
    5. You had no one in Rockford who can chase players around, dumop the puck and play on a 4th line that was cheaper and faster than Carpenter #22?
    6. Why did the Hall of fame coach play Joku and then your Div.2 Swedish league coach send him to the miors last season and then trade him for a player 92 who for 3 seasons could not make a bad Buffalo team?
    7. Do you know that Nick Schmaltz is the top scorer of Arizona? And that he is an elite skater, playmaker, checker and had huge chemistry with 88?
    8. Who’s Jack Wise?
    9. Where’s Graham Knott?
    10. Really can you explain Peeters from Belgium who now is playing hockey in England?

    Forget it Sir, your just an accountant.

    PS: Spend money on NHLers, real players like David Perron who was available, TJ OSHIE ! Not Carpenter or a backup goalie!


  • January 7, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Can someone please stand up for Kirby Dach?

    (and Strome-if you did the right thing and take the shot-you were wide open-you wouldn’t have got hurt-enough of the passes to make others feel better)

  • January 7, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Hull blasting the Hawks for signing… of all people… Carpenter shows a stunning lack of awareness.

  • January 7, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Tab, answer one thing, I respect your opinion but would Ovie be playing with Carpoenter and Sikura in Washington! First of all thiose guys would not make the Washington roster obviously! You saw the jump Kane had when he played alongside Toews at the end and even with Dach and Dcat for a shift after slow poke Strome went down. This coach needs to load up with 6 forwards that have an upside offensively! Not dump and cahse guys like 47, 8, 22, 95 all AHLers at best!
    Then again, this all falls on Bowman. Ask yourself how many man games have the Pens lost this season yet, they bring up draft picks who fill in perfectly with the Pens style of play. Where does Carpenter fit in? Quenneville? Kubalik who tries hard but cannot make a pass. Sikura who did not touch the puck this evening because he is an average skater who weighs 160lbs so of course Bowman needs to be blasted! He did not sign Panarinso he could have cap relief? And Who does ghe sign teh last 3 seasons? No one plus a backup goalie aty 5 million because we have no prospects ion goal??? Hmm… Pens in the meantime with all those high salaries like the Caps… they draft Murray and Jarry, we draft Nalimov, Peeters and GRAVEL???

  • January 7, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    You can tell 88 is fed up skating with 22 and 95! NONSENSE! I would be too if I were him! And same with TOEWS with 8 and 47! Why should they suffer becuase this GM has drafted poorly and signed horrible free agents! Made awful trades!
    Nick Schmaltz shines again tonight by the way!
    Sign real NHL players like Perron, Neal, or Oshie!

  • January 8, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Hull-they probably are frustrated but they are smart and understand how the world and hockey works and they know 21 million causes two things-cap issues and the responsibility to lead, not gripe.
    3 Cups soften the blows as well.

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