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Could Rod Brind'Amour be the new Kraken head coach?

Published May 10, 2024 at 3:21 PM

Could Rod Brind'Amour potentially join the Seattle Kraken as their new head coach in the event that the Carolina Hurricanes don't defeat the New York Rangers?

There have been numerous speculations surrounding Rod Brind'Amour's future, as he is currently engaged in contract negotiations with the Hurricanes as his time as their bench boss nears its end. Brind'Amour is an experienced coach who consistently achieves success during the regular season but has struggled to advance beyond the second round of the NHL playoffs.

Rod Brind'Amour comments about his current contract situation in Carolina:

«I feel really good that we'll figure it out quickly. Yeah, I'm not concerned.»
That came a day after General manager Waddell said he was «very confident» that the two sides would reach a deal.

Despite his shortcomings in the postseason, he could be a perfect fit for the Seattle Kraken, who are in search of a head coach for the upcoming season. Brind'Amour has demonstrated remarkable consistency with the Hurricanes, never failing to secure a spot in the playoffs and always presenting his team as a formidable contender in the NHL. In contrast, since joining the league as an expansion team, the Seattle Kraken have struggled to maintain consistency. They have only managed to qualify for the postseason once and have exhibited volatility throughout the regular season.

Could Brind'Amour be the solution to the Kraken's inconsistency? Among the potential candidates, both Dan Bylsma and Rod Brind'Amour emerge as top contenders.

source: sportsnet
May 10   |   62 answers
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