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Jordan Eberle shuts down rumours regarding coach Hakstol

Published May 2, 2024 at 6:23 PM

Seattle Kraken forward and NHL veteran Jordan Jordan Eberle has taken a stand against recent media reports surrounding the departure of head coach Dave Hakstol.

Amid swirling rumors suggesting discord within the team regarding Hakstol's potential reinstatement, Eberle has vehemently denied these claims, labeling them as entirely false.

Reports, including those from ESPN's Emily Kaplan, suggested that players had issued an ultimatum to General Manager Ron Francis regarding Hakstol's future with the team. However, Eberle's outspoken dismissal of these rumors has surprised many, given the apparent harmony between Hakstol and the players during his three-year tenure.

"That's just not how we operate as a group or as an organization."

Expressing his disappointment and frustration with the misinformation, Eberle has defended Hakstol's reputation and wished him well in his future endeavors. As the Kraken organization moves forward, General Manager Ron Francis now faces the task of identifying a suitable replacement for Hakstol behind the bench.

Amidst the uncertainty, Kraken fans and players alike remain supportive of the coaching staff, while the search for a new head coach begins in earnest. Eberle's outspoken stance serves as a reminder of the importance of accurate reporting and the potential impact of false narratives in the world of professional sports.

"I felt bad for Hak because we hold him in high regard. And obviously, with the three years that we had, we took a massive step forward last year getting to the second round, and he's a big part of that."

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Jordan Eberle shuts down rumours regarding coach Hakstol

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