Ron Francis during interview
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Could the next Kraken head coach bring passion back to the team?

Published May 8, 2024 at 4:24 PM

In the coming year, the Seattle Kraken's sources say the prime objective will be to elevate their performance and seek a coach who can inject enthusiasm and drive into this expansion franchise.

"How do I get the best out of the core to make them a little bit more mobile and an exciting, puck-supporting group? Those are all things that I want to hear from in my new head coach.»
Said Francis during an interview

The team is poised for infusion of new talent, having secured the 8th overall pick in the 2024 draft. Additionally, the Seattle Kraken boasts two promising young talents, Jagger Firkus and Tyson Jugnauth, who are set to represent their WHL teams in the Memorial Cup. With all these new talents potentially making their professional debut in the upcoming season, the crucial challenge for the Kraken is to find a coach who can ignite a renewed passion within the hockey team.

The previous season was a disappointment for the team as they failed to reach the post-season following an exhilarating season the year before under coach Dave Hakstol. The burning question remains: who will General Manager Ron Francis recruit to guide the team back into playoff contention? There is no question about the team's potential for greatness, but identifying the perfect coach to inspire the players is their most pressing concern.

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Could the next Kraken head coach bring passion back to the team?

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