NHL Rumors: Blackhawks Seek Permission To Speak With Two More Coaching Candidates

The Chicago Blackhawks' head coaching search is widening. Sources tell Frank Seravalli that the Hawks have been granted permission to speak with Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Luke Richardson, and are also interested in talking with Vancouver Canucks assistant coach Brad Shaw.

The 53-year-old Richardson has been an assistant coach with three different teams at the NHL level, and even served as temporary head coach for several games for the Canadiens during their Stanley Cup Finals run in 2021. The Habs have said they won't stand in Richardson's way. 

Shaw, 58, has been an assistant coach in the NHL for more than 15 years, with four different teams. He joined the Canucks this past season.

Seravalli also reports that Blackhawks interim head coach Derek King remains a strong candidate to take the role on a permanent basis. The team went 27-33-10 with King at the helm, after he took over for Jeremy Colliton. 

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