Dave Hakstol Named First Seattle Kraken Head Coach

Today the Seattle Kraken named Dave Hakstol as the first head coach in the history of the franchise. The hire is the culmination of a long coaching search that reportedly spanned as far back as 2019. Kraken General Manager Ron Francis stated multiple times that the team was going to conduct as thorough a coachingContinue reading “Dave Hakstol Named First Seattle Kraken Head Coach”

ECH Kraken News: JT Brown Hire and Coaching Search Update

Exciting news today as the Seattle Kraken announce that JT Brown will be joining John Forslund in the TV booth as the Kraken’s Color Analyst! We discuss his career both on and off the ice as well as a quick update on the Kraken’s coaching search and the announcement of the Jr. Kraken!

ECH Debate: Kraken Head Coach Search Update

A few weeks ago we asked the question, “Who will be the Kraken’s first Head Coach?” and covered many of the key candidates to be the man behind the Seattle bench. However, there have been a lot of new developments since. So we’re following up on the Kraken’s coaching search. Once again we debate andContinue reading “ECH Debate: Kraken Head Coach Search Update”

Kraken to Interview Rick Tocchet for Head Coach Position, per report

In recent weeks, we’ve speculated about who the Kraken may target to be their first head coach. We now know at least one name who will be on the shortlist to be the first ever Seattle Kraken coach. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Kraken plan to interview former Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick TocchetContinue reading “Kraken to Interview Rick Tocchet for Head Coach Position, per report”

Who Will Be The Kraken’s First Coach?

Who will be the first head coach of the Seattle Kraken? Aside from the roster, it’s the biggest unknown that remains for a team that’s already hired most of its front office personnel. It’s a question that Kraken General Manager Ron Francis, the man who will be tasked with hiring the coach, knows is onContinue reading “Who Will Be The Kraken’s First Coach?”

ECH Kraken News: Ron Francis Presser, Coaching Hire Timetable, and Ice Slabs?

This week on Kraken News, we discuss Kraken GM Ron Francis’ latest press conference including their time table for hiring a head coach, as well as the ice slabs being poured at their training facility and the new youth program hires!