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The Kraken Coach

from Stan Fischler of The Fishler Report,

Who cares that the soon-to-be 32d NHL team hasn't played a game yet; the Kraken's future is as bright as searchlights on the city's Space Needle. 

Enthused fans have shown their dedication by flooding the Kraken combine with ticket info and requests.

Meanwhile, the Seattle savants would love some news about their pre-natal franchise. One question that will grow in heat during the next month comes down to who the estimable Ron Francis chooses as head coach.

A few of the marquee names have a certain glow about them. A couple even wear Stanley Cup rings. Try these on for size and see if you like them:

MIKE BABCOCK: He's a proven winner -- despite what the Toronto media says -- and still has the glow, although it's fading fast. 

CLAUDE JULIEN: The French-Canadian maestro won a Cup in Boston and got the best out of a mostly  mediocre Montreal market. Claude is lower key than Babcock but just as savvy.

JOHN TOTORELLA: Another Cup-winner, Torts does well in his first year and that's vital with this new franchise. He'll get attention by intimidating the media, benching stars and wearing his emotion on his spectacles.

BRUCE BOUDREAU: Cousin Brucie would be the Don Cherry of the Northwest in the best possible way. His players, the press, the fans -- everybody -- will love this guy. His resume is lengthy and impeccable;

MY CHOICE: Cousin Brucie because I like smart coaches who are as funny as they are smart. 

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Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

They could get Blashill. He isn’t under contract for next year.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 04/16/21 at 11:26 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Not Gerard Gallant?

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 04/16/21 at 02:45 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Considering that Gallant is available and how great he did in Vegas, seems he has to be the answer.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 04/17/21 at 08:40 AM ET

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