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Something had to give and it finally gave. The Devils have fired John Hynes and have promoted Alain Nasreddine to take over as an interim head coach.
Life comes at you fast:
Two years ago, the Devils rode Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid and Taylor Hall to a playoff appearance. John Hynes was in the Jack Adams conversation and Hall won the Hart Trophy.— Abbey Mastracco (@AbbeyMastracco) December 3, 2019
Now, the goalies are both in the AHL, Hall is likely on his way out of New Jersey and Hynes is done.
Just a few hours after Hynes was shown the door on Tuesday, the Devils took the ice and played a decent game but once again fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights. [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
The Blackhawks are reviewing the conduct of assistant coach Marc Crawford when Crawford was coaching the Kings in the 2006-2007 season. Former NHL player Sean Avery has alleged that Crawford kicked him during a game when the two were with the Kings. [ESPN]
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