Practice, practically speaking, ended 10 or 15 minutes earlier, but Derek King was still out there on the ice, feeding one-timers to wingers.
When Luke Richardson was hired as the permanent head coach, the Blackhawks desperately wanted to keep Derek King around in some capacity.
Most NHL interim head coaches leave for new organizations if they don’t get the head job permanently. But King isn’t like most coaches.
Jimmy Waite returns as goaltending coach, Matt Meacham returns as video coach on Luke Richardson’s staff
Why not Derek King? Blackhawks interim coach has made himself a viable candidate for the full-time gig
Let’s face it, the Blackhawks are kind of boring these days.
Friendships begin in myriad ways.
During a long conversation. After a round of golf. During youth, high school or collegiate athletics. Through fantasy sports.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle goes 1-on-1 with interim head coach Derek King, who talks about how he’s keeping his team prepared with all the postponements, life as an NHL head coach and the conversations he has with his players.
The offense isn’t scoring a lot at 5-on-5, and the standings still look grim, but the Hawks are getting some wins and at least developing some kind of identity under King.
‘That’s just him’: Why Blackhawks interim head coach Derek King is wearing the right hat at the right time
The Derek King you’ve seen as Chicago Blackhawks interim head coach is the one nearly everyone who’s known him talks about.
The last four days have been such a whirlwind for Derek King since he was named Chicago Blackhawks interim coach, he just got home Monday night.
His home in Rockford.