John Hayden's final statement leaves quite the Impression for coaching staff

Published October 5, 2023 at 1:44 PM

John Hayden made a notable statement in a game that lacked excitement for viewers due to a lower-quality streaming-only broadcast.

The standout moment, aside from some solid saves by Daccord and Driedger, was the 6-foot-3 Hayden engaging in a spirited bout with the towering 6-foot-8 Tyler Myers.

While Hayden may not have stood out significantly during this training camp, the battle for the 14th forward spot on the opening-night roster remains undecided as the Kraken prepare to face the Golden Knights in Vegas.

In this context, Hayden managed to make a lasting impression on the coaching staff.

It's worth recalling that Myers was responsible for an unnecessary blindside hit that injured Matty Beniers last season.

In professional hockey, such incidents often lead to a physical response, unless, of course, the offender is a towering 6-foot-8 figure with no one on the opposing roster willing to engage.

Hayden's fight on Wednesday wasn't solely about addressing last season's hit on Matty; it was also a way for him to showcase his value to the coaching staff.

While it may not guarantee Hayden a spot on the roster, his bold and strategic move did not go unnoticed.

It demonstrated his willingness to step up and contribute, even in challenging situations, and it left an impression on those evaluating the lineup choices for the upcoming season.

Source: Soundofhockey
October 5   |   61 answers
John Hayden's final statement leaves quite the Impression for coaching staff

Do you think John Hayden's fight left a positive impression on the coaching staff?

Yes4777 %
No1423 %
Latest 10 stories