Discussion in 'Seattle Kraken' started by LadyStanley, Oct 10, 2019.
GM Francis has timetable on January 2021 to hire coach
Makes sense to wait till 2021 for a coach.
January seems like an odd time of year. You can’t hire an assistant who is employed in 20-21. Would have to be someone out of work.
Would have thought summer of 2020 so he could be involved in scouting and provide input on expansion draft.
But hiring a coach an entire year before the team plays kinda is a waste of money.
Small price to pay for someone who will be assisting with the scouting and deciding who they want on the roster to start.
You guys want one gently used John Hynes?
Often a handful of (good) coaches (with a history of success) aren't doing well before Christmas so are out of work.
January 2021 is the **planned** date for hire. If the right guy comes along in November, he might get hired then.
January is earlier than Vegas did.
Gallant was hired in APRIL (he had been fired the previous November, as coaches ate scapegoated, after lousy Florida had a slow start.
January is fine. He might decide to wait until the end of season and get a guy finishing a contract in April or May.
Seattle has a GM and assistant GM. The scouting dep't is what will be more important to focus on.
After all, the kind of coach you want to hire may be influenced by the kinds of players drafted (quality veterans available? Or longterm youth projects?)
Vegas set what they wanted as a team identity (fast, hard hitting) and then went and got the players that met those criteria in the expansion draft. (Entry draft, it was focused on BPA.)
The NHL coach will have a couple of years without too many "kids" in the lineup. (Now, their AHL guy -- he might have a few undrafted kids, but majority of players might be from expansion draft.)
Hello Mike Babcock!
No. I think he would want too much control. Hearing fans from both Detroit and Toronto not liking the way he managed/coached makes me nervous about starting a franchise with him.
Babcock is owed $5.875m until 2022. Anything that his new team doesn't pay has to come out of TML's pocket.
I don't know that Babs is the coach for Seattle. I'm assuming he'll find a new position before the end of the season, not hang out for 1.5+ seasons.
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A few more specifics from Freidman on what is being looked at for a coach
Getting guys from 30 teams and free agency to gell into a team does take someone with experience at the helm.
I really hope Pete DeBoer gets a chance in Seattle. I personally think he’s a good coach.
He'll be out of coaching for as long as he wants to be. I doubt he'll (still) be available in a year (when Seattle will be looking to hire a coach)
Gerard Gallant anyone? Here's another chance for him to rebuild a team via expansion.
17 months without coaching? Doubt it.
He could be hired by new organization before the end of the season, easily. (Or even over the summer)
No doubt. Really my hope is that the FO staff just brings him on board ala Dave Tippett and use Gerard as a resource on how to operate, build and scout successfully like he did in Vegas. And ensuring that he'll be the HC on game 1. But of course, if he wants to coach right away -- he will coach.
Paywall. Still on track for hiring between January and June 2021.
Sounds like they may hire one this summer and not wait another 6 months to a year due to potential candidates not being available later.
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