F (OT)
Jordan Eberle
Photo credit: The Hockey News

Jordan Eberle speaks on Kraken players forcing out coach Hakstol

Published May 1, 2024 at 9:59 PM

With the underperformance of the Seattle Kraken this year, it was obvious something had to change for the group. The Kraken finished with 81 points on the season, sitting at 25th in the league after the season. This lead to head coach Dave Hakstol being let go, which sparked a lot of comments from the Kraken players themselves.

Even though the comments were left anonymous, it's very rare that you will see comments anywhere near this telling about how players feel about their coach. When players are this vocal about their dislike for a coach, it's usually the case that the coach has lost the respect of the dressing room.

Since this report has come out, word has gotten around to the Kraken players and Jordan Eberle took to shut down the rumours as they got around the news.

» By no means did anybody go in with an ultimatum. It's not how our team operates."
-Jordan Eberle

The now-veteran came to the defence of his teammates by refuting this incendiary claim, insisting that it isn't in the character of any player to be so entitled to demand a coach firing.

Eberle's come a long way since being drafted back in the first round of the 2008 draft by the Edmonton Oilers. He'll always be fondly remembered as a clutch kid for the Oil, and fans have still kept up with him through his career stops with both the Islanders and Kraken. Now 33 years old and signing a two year contract extension with Seattle for $4.75M, it looks like he'll retire as a Kraken,
May 1   |   152 answers
Jordan Eberle speaks on Kraken players forcing out coach Hakstol

Do you agree with the Kraken's decision to fire coach Hakstol?

Yes, needed a change7952 %
No, it was too soon6240.8 %
See Results117.2 %
Latest 10 stories