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The Chicago Blackhawks search for a new Head Coach; who Are They Hiring?

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearing the end, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking for their next Head Coach. A couple of names have emerged…

The first name is Luke Richardson, 53, and he is currently an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens and enjoyed a long, long playing career that started with him being selected No. 7 overall in the 1987 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Richardson played 1,417 regular season games across 21 seasons with six teams, topping out with 436 games in six seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, while notching 35 goals and 166 assists. Richardson was a frequent occupant of the penalty box, totaling 2,055 penalty minutes — 51st all-time.

The second name to emerge is Brad Shaw, 58, and he is an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks and also had a lengthy NHL career. Originally a fifth-round pick (86th overall) of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1982 NHL Draft, he played 377 games across 11 seasons with 22 goals and 137 assists. He retired after the 1998-99 season and joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant coach but resigned after one season.

While the Blackhawks search for their next Head Coach, they will also be facing some player decisions, too. Will the Blackhawks trade Alex Debrincat? Only time will tell, but be guaranteed that this off-season will be a BIG one, for the fan-favorite Chicago Blackhawks.

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Andrew Ryan Minnick

I love all sports! I'm a HUGE fan of the Guardians, Colts, Irish and Blackhawks!