Todd McLellan could be the new head coach for the Seattle Kraken
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Seattle Kraken already found their new head coach?

Published May 15, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Todd McLellan has emerged as a top candidate as the new coach for the Seattle Kraken this offseason, joining options Dan Bylsma and Jay Leach as frontrunners for the role, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

McLellan became available after being let go by the Los Angeles Kings this season and is also in the running for the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching spot.

The Kraken parted ways with Dave Hakstol last month after a disappointing season, letting the coaching position available. McLellan, would bring experience, having coached in the Pacific Division throughout his career with the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings.

With a career record of 598-412-134 in 1,144 regular-season games, McLellan has a .581 points percentage. However, playoff success wasn't there for him since his time in San Jose, with just one series win since then.

The Kraken present an intriguing opportunity for McLellan, offering a roster similar to the one he had in Los Angeles. While they may lack the star power of other teams, they have a solid scoring depth and a strong defensive group. The emergence of goaltender Joey Daccord adds to their potential.

McLellan's track record of guiding teams through rebuilds, as seen with the Kings, makes him an attractive candidate for the Seattle Kraken. Both other options, Bylsma and Leach, bring their own strengths to the table, which add difficulties to the coaching decision in Seattle.

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