Rumor: New favorite emerges to be the first head coach of Las Vegas.

Favorite emerges to be the first coach in Vegas history.

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It seems that one major coaching hire may soon lead to another.

With the announcement that veteran head coach Ken Hitchcock would be taking over behind the bench in Dallas, one of the other contenders for the job in Dallas may have just become the favorite to take over the newest bench in the National Hockey LEAGUE.

TSN insider Bob McKenzie is now reporting that former Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant is now being regarded as the most likely candidate to take over as the 1st coach in the history of the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

"Gerard Gallant was in mix for DAL job. Now that Hitchcock hired in DAL, I'd expect Gallant as leading contender to be 1st head coach of VGK," said McKenzie.

Gallant is without a doubt a talented head coach, and many seriously questioned the decision to fire him during the regular season, he would immediately bring experience and credibility to the Vegas bench.