The Chicago Blackhawks have asked permission for the Montreal Canadiens to speak with his assistant coach Luke Richardson as part of an interview for their position as head coach.
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According to journalist Frank Seravalli, the former defender is not alone in the ranks to fill the vacant place in Illinois. Vancouver Canucks assistant Brad Shaw is also in the sights of the Hawks, who should interview him. Having finished the campaign at the helm of the club, Derek King would remain a candidate for the job permanently.
He took the place of Jeremy Colliton, who was fired in early November 2021. Chicago could not reach the playoffs, finishing second to last in the Central Division with 68 points.
To return to Richardson, 53, he has worked for the Habs since the 2018-2019 campaign. During the 2021 playoffs, he had briefly assumed the task of pilot in the absence of Dominique Ducharme, struggling with the COVID-19.