Golden Knights considering '6 or 7' head coach candidates

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With their team name unveiled, the Vegas Golden Knights now shift to the next steps of building an expansion franchise.

That includes preparing for next June's expansion draft. And, before that, hiring the team's first head coach.

"George (McPhee) has a list of six or seven primary candidates," Golden Knights owner Bill Foley told Sportsnet's David Amber. "A number of them are currently employed. We'll just see how the season ends and we'll see who is available or who we have permission to talk to and who is not under contract."

According to Foley, general manager McPhee expects to hire his bench boss by March or April.

In the meantime, Vegas will continue to host monthly mock selections in the leadup to next summer's expansion draft.

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Golden Knights considering '6 or 7' head coach candidates
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