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Geoff Baker: Kraken GM Ron Francis now must finish repair job that began with trades

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was just Friday that defenseman Jeremy Lauzon was trotted out solo for the Kraken's first public autograph-signing session. A line of fans at the Kraken Community Iceplex eagerly engaged in this rare connection with a player, which COVID-19 pandemic protocols had prevented. Alas, barely 48 hours after the event, Lauzon was an ex-Kraken player, traded to the Nashville Predators for a second-round draft pick.

Ron Francis says slew of trades position Kraken to be better next year

The Seattle Kraken made six trades in the last week as general manager Ron Francis reshaped the path ahead for the franchise ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline. Six trades with six different teams in total with 10 new draft picks coming into the team's possession to help overturn a roster that is tied for the second-worst record in the NHL. Francis said the plan isn't to use all of their new selections on draftees, but to use that capital in other ways to help supplement the roster moving forward.
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Ron Francis Says Kraken Have No "Untouchable" Players.

The Seattle Kraken have had your typical expansion team opening season as they sit near the basement of the NHL. We've heard that they've already put some pretty significant names on the trade block. Mark Giordano, Mason Appleton and Marcus Johansson are names that have circulated early. Apparently you can...

Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis views Coachella Valley as foundation of NHL team's success

While Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis was the GM of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, he was meticulous about the kind of players he wanted and his staff went to great lengths to find them. He’d have his team scout every corner of Canada, the American college ranks and even Europe for the guys who would ultimately build the foundation of the Hurricanes’ organization.

Exclusive: One-on-one with Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis

Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis spoke with FOX 13's Seattle Sports Live about the current team and head coach, the overall plan, the upcoming trade deadline, and the future. Aaron Levine has the interview as the franchise's inaugural season skates on.