When adding staffers, NHL Seattle must navigate complex minefield with those currently under contract elsewhere

Ron Francis, signs a multi-year deal and officially becomes GM of Seattle’s future NHL franchise. 
Photographed on July 18, 2019. 210883

In hiring new staffers to his front office and coaching ranks, new Seattle GM Ron Francis will eventually face the obstacle of top candidates being under contract to other teams. There is no concrete formula for navigating that minefield, though it will inevitably put off any coaching hires for at least one season and most...

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