Dave Hakstol Behind the bench for the Seattle Kraken.
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Who is going to be the new Seattle Kraken Head coach?

Published May 1, 2024 at 7:26 PM

After firing Dave Hakstol this week, there is a major question mark in the coaching department. Who will the Seattle Kraken hire as his replacement? We know there are many good coaches available the NHL that are looking for a job.

Who Seattle Kraken could hire as coach to replace Dave Hakstol

Dave Hakstol, who was the first and only head coach in the franchises first three seasons, was let go on Monday. The team is now seeking its second-ever coach in hopes of reigniting the excitement generated by their impressive 2022-2023 season.

Some issues were brought up on the Brock&Salk show highlighted some things that went wrong and who the possible new coach could be.

"They're not a high-flying finesse team, they're not a tight-checking physical team. They don't seem to have much of (an identity), I think they're missing toughness and grit, they're missing some just sort of heart and energy. Some of that is built into identity, but some of it is just built into energy. I don't wanna say effort because I would never want to question anybody's effort, but they've never played with a tremendous amount of life and energy."

Salk has an idea that some of these issue comes from leadership, hinting at Dave Hakstol.

"Teams do tend to take on some of the personality of their head coach, and in this case their head coach – while clearly a smart guy and a passionate guy – is very reserved, very buttoned up, close to the vest. Hakstol did not exactly inspire a tremendous amount of energy, and I'd like to see somebody that does. Not just for the team but for the fanbase."

The two new possible candidates for the Seattle Kraken head coach position could include the Coachella Valley Firebirds' head coach, Dan Bylsma as well asRod Brind'Amour who leads the Carolina Hurricanes team, currently competing in the playoffs and nearing a series victory in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Who do you hope replaces Hakstol?

Source: Seattle Sports - Who the Kraken could hire as coach to replace Dave Hakstol
May 1   |   54 answers
Who is going to be the new Seattle Kraken Head coach?

Who do you hope replaces Hakstol?

Brind'Amour1833.3 %
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