The Detroit Red Wings are at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, which has resulted in the chances of head coach Jeff Blashill being the next NHL coach to be relieved of his duties to increase dramatically.
According to betting website Bovada.lv., Blashill is now at 8-1 odds of being the next coach to be canned. He was originally at 15-1 odds as early as a week ago, but the odds changed following the Red Wings dropping four games in a row.
Even so, there are still three coaches with a hotter seat than that of Blashill. He’s currently behind Lindy Ruff (Dallas), Paul Maurice (Winnipeg), and Jon Cooper (Tampa Bay).
Currently in his second season behind the Red Wings bench, Blashill has overseen a tremendous drop-off in offensive production from the Red Wings lineup. With just 26 games remaining on the schedule, the team is also in serious danger of having their 25-year playoff streak snapped.
Several head coaches have already been let go this season, including Ken Hitchcock (St. Louis), Claude Julien (Boston), and Michel Therrien (Montreal).