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Ron Francis's Seattle Kraken historic first playoff win, Chris Kreider makes playoff history for New York Rangers, and the Maple Leafs history of playoff duds continues

The Athletic Hockey Show

19-04-2023 • 1 hr 15 mins

On the Wednesday roundtable, Rob Pizzo, Michael Russo and Jesse Granger welcome Seattle Kraken General Manager and Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis. They discuss the franchises first playoff appearance, super rookie Matty Beniers, the job Dave Hakstol has done behind the bench and the Kraken's underrated team ahead of their playoff debut win over the Colorado Avalanche. Plus the guys stick tap Chris Kreider and Adam Fox leading New York to a decisive win over New Jersey, Connor Hellebuyck and a gutsy Morgan Barron leading the Jets to a game one win over Vegas, and the Maple Leafs looking like they had never played a playoff game before against the always solid Tampa Bay Lightning. Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: Get a 1-year subscription to The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code NHLSHOW to save 20% at LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit