New Nashville Predators head coach arrived in Nashville this morning and was behind the bench tonight for the Predators’ 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. While the loss was frustrating for all around, it served as an evaluation process and learning experience for the team. The Predators will have their first practice Wednesday with Hynes at the helm and then time will tell on how this team will make its push to the playoffs.
Captain Roman Josi wasn’t pleased with the first period, but saw some flashes in the team’s play. He knows there are a multitude of things the team can improve on and is looking forward to working with the new coach.
Forward Matt Duchene, as he normally does, offered a really good breakdown of the game and the future. He’s still confident in this team and its abilities.
New head coach John Hynes said he learned a lot tonight about the team and is looking forward to implementing and fixing a few things.
When it comes to what he saw that needs improvement, Hynes noted that there are small things in the defensive zone to fix and that he wants the offensive attack to be more relentless.
The Predators hit the road, like the will for most of the month, and will take on the Blackhawks in Chicago on Thursday. After getting a practice in and some tweaks to their play worked on, we will start to see more of what John Hynes wants to implement with his system.