Wild Coach Blames Star Players After Embarrassing Loss

Published November 13, 2023 at 9:11
Coach Dean Evason was fired up following the Minnesota Wild's 8-3 loss to the Dallas Stars last night, and he was not afraid to point the finger of blame at his star players.

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Evason addressed the media following the loss and was not at all happy about it, saying his top-six "sucked."

We need more from a lot of guys. I'm not going to call out a lot of guys in front of you guys, but there's some guys that sucked tonight.


Although he didn't say any names, Evason was asked if he was referring to guys like Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy. The coach didn't hold back.

100 percent. We get paid a lot of money to coach, to play, that you gotta get the job done.

You get paid to score goals, score goals. We need more out of our top guys for sure. We just talked about it. You look at our board and if you go top-six, bottom-six forwards, most of the bottom-six forwards are getting it done. ... We do need more from our top guys.


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It's also worth noting that neither of the Wild's goaltenders are very reliable so far this season, with both Marc-Andre Fleury and Filip Gustavsson sporting some pretty terrible stats.