Predators Make Decision On Coach John Hynes

After squeaking into the playoffs as the 8th seed, the Nashville Predators were swept aside last week in a breeze by the top-seeded Colorado Avalanche. But Preds GM David Poile today has re-committed to head coach John Hynes, signing him to a 2-year extension. 

Hynes has led the Predators to three straight playoff appearances, amassing a 92-64-10 record in 166 regular-season games. The trouble has come in the postseason, where Nashville has won a total of just three games over those three seasons. 

But with the new vote of confidence from the front office, Hynes will continue to be the man behind the bench going forward. 

The Predators finished 45-30-7 this season, earning the 2nd wild card spot in the Western Conference. 

And while Poile clearly sees Hynes as an important part of the team's "competitive transition" as he puts it, Adam Vingan, Predators beat writer, says the coach will still "be under immense pressure from a frustrated fan base."

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