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First ever head coach of the franchise?

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  1. inthe6ix Registered User

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  2. nwhockeyfan Pens fan since '67.

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    I would not be a big fan of the choice being him If the ownership wants the Seattle franchise to be a destination players want to play for. He doesn't seem to be a players coach.
     
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    I certainly hope not.
     
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    I hope there will be better options available when it comes time to fill that roll.
     
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    Thats a negative, ghostwriter.
     
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    Seattle appears to be a forward thinking franchise. Babcock seems to be an old school bully with overrated credentials and exceptional salary demands. No way in hell would he be hired considering the press he is getting lately. Not a chance.
     
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    No Thanks.
     
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    This would be a terrible move for the franchise
     
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    Why not Dracula instead, they both suck the life out of people.
     
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    no thank you
     
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    Ron Francis has been given the green light from ownership to hire a coach this summer. Original target was Jan-Jun of '21. There is no rush and all due diligence will be exercised, but there are candidates available that may not be free later in the year.
     
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    Expansion franchise should have many young players and likely isn't competing for a Cup in a while - even if VGK did.

    They should definitely not hire someone like Babcock.
     
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    Do not want Babcock. You start with a coach who can be a positive influence on the kids.
     
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    Babcock has a lot of baggage these days. Great coach, but not for an expansion team.
     
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    Gerard Gallant seems like the correct answer right now for the coaching gig
     
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    I couldn't think of a worse coach to get, other than maybe Eakins.
     
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    pretty much exactly what I had in mind.
    That would be my #1 choice
     
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    I think he would be great. He could teach them what being a gud pro is all about.
     
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    No. I think they should be looking at Gerard Gallant.
     
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    I like the "been down this road" vibe with Gallant.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he's on the list.

    Also, it's going to be interesting if Francis tries to get in someone early(he has the green light to do so) or rather waits till the next season is underway.
    Could be other options available by the middle of that season as well.
     
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    Babcock seems to be a guy that it's his way or the highway. Until he finds a way to change his ways he really shouldn't be coaching any team
     

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