So far this season, there have already been six head-coaching changes in the NHL — mid-season moves designed to right the ship for their respective franchises.
The results so far have been pretty positive.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have gone 15-4-1 since replacing Mike Babcock with Sheldon Keefe, Geoff Ward has posted a 10-5-1 record with Calgary and Rick Bowness is 7-3-1 with Dallas.
Nashville is looking for a similar bounce back in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign, with the 19-15-7 Preds looking to get a spark from new bench boss John Hynes — starting with Tuesday’s matchup against the Bruins.
Hynes, named as Nashville’s head coach on Tuesday morning after the club parted ways with Peter Laviolette on Monday evening, wasn’t going to have much time to incorporate any sweeping changes to the Predators’ system or structure given the short turnaround since taking over the club.
As such, Bruce Cassidy noted Tuesday morning that the Bruins aren’t radically adjusting their game plan against Nashville — given that Hynes hasn’t had much of a window to leave his fingerprints on this current Predators roster.