Three bench bosses for struggling clubs reportedly aren't on the hot seat just yet.
Bruce Boudreau of the Minnesota Wild, John Hynes of the New Jersey Devils, and Jim Montgomery of the Dallas Stars are all safe for now, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, and Pierre LeBrun.
"In speaking with (Wild general manager) Bill Guerin on Tuesday, he said, 'Listen, I respect Bruce Boudreau, I'm going to be patient here,' and when he says 'patient,' not just with him but with the entire roster before he starts making big changes," LeBrun reported on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."
McKenzie said there was no truth to the notion shared by a fake Twitter account Tuesday that Hynes had been fired.
"It was not true at all, and it's not something that general manager Ray Shero is considering at this time," McKenzie said in the same segment, before adding that while Shero may have to eventually do something to shore up his lineup, "firing the coach at this moment in time is not one of those considerations."
Dreger then addressed the situation in Dallas.
"The Stars organization believes that they are a better team than their record clearly indicates," he said. "There's no sense of panic coming from management or the coaching staff."
The Wild fell to 1-5-0 following a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Minnesota's lone win came against the rebuilding Ottawa Senators.
Expectations are high in New Jersey after the Devils traded for P.K. Subban and Nikita Gusev while drafting Jack Hughes first overall. However, the team is winless with only two points in the standings through six games.
The Stars are 1-5-1 through their first seven contests.