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Thiel: Second time may be the charm for Seattle Kraken's first-ever head coach

Gene J. Puskar
The Associated Press
Seattle Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol, pictured here when he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018.

Fans of Seattle's new professional hockey team, the Kraken, are getting to know their first head coach. Dave Hakstol was announced as the leader of the expansion franchise this week. It's only his second head coaching job in the National Hockey League. We learn more about him – and what's next for the team – in this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.