D.J. Smith Next Head Coach Fired Odds

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Tony Caliente
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Is Ottawa's D.J. Smith head the next on the chopping block?


We're not even two months into the 2023-24 NHL campaign, and we already have our second head coach casualty.

Minnesota canned coach Dean Evason November 27 following a seven-game skid and a 5-10-4 record to start the season.

"Our shop, which had Evason as the second-favorite to be fired next (4/1 odds) two weeks ago, today posted updated odds for which hockey coach will be the next to get the pink slip," BetOnline offered.

A pair of Eastern Conference coaches are the favorites with Ottawa's D.J. Smith leading the way and Lane Lambert of the Islanders close behind.  The third shortest odds go to David Quinn of San Jose, but his price is four times that of Lambert.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re winning or losing,” Smith said Tuesday. “This league is a seven-day league. When I say that, seven days ago we won three games in a row and seven days later people are saying we’re the worst team ever. Seven days from now what’s going to happen?"

Current Odds: Next NHL Head Coach Fired

D.J. Smith (OTT)                        3/2

Lane Lambert (NYI)                   2/1

David Quinn (SJ)                        8/1

Sheldon Keefe (TOR)                 10/1

Craig Berube (STL)                     12/1

Pascal Vincent (CBJ)                  12/1

Andrew Brunette (NSH)             20/1

Luke Richardson (CHI)               20/1

Mike Sullivan (PIT)                     20/1

Dave Haksol (SEA)                     25/1

Don Granato (BUF)                    25/1

Ryan Huska (CGY)                      25/1

Andre Tourigny (ARI)                 50/1

Martin St. Louis (MTL)               50/1

Rod BrindAmour (CAR)              66/1


Prior Odds: Next Head Coach Fired            

D.J. Smith (OTT)                        3/2

Dean Evason (MIN)                   4/1

Andrew Brunette (NSH)             5/1

David Quinn (SJ)                        6/1

Sheldon Keefe (TOR)                 11/1

Pascal Vincent (CBJ)                  12/1

Ryan Huska (CGY)                      14/1

Lane Lambert (NYI)                   16/1

Don Granato (BUF)                    20/1

Luke Richardson (CHI)               25/1

Craig Berube (STL)                     33/1

Dave Haksol (SEA)                     33/1

John Tortorella (PHI)                 33/1

Mike Sullivan (PIT)                     40/1

Martin St. Louis (MTL)               50/1

Andre Tourigny (ARI)                 60/1

Jared Bednar (COL)                   66/1

Jon Cooper (TB)                        66/1

Lindy Ruff (NJ)                          66/1

Paul Maurice (FLA)                    66/1

Rod BrindAmour (CAR)              66/1

- Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com

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