Richardson's future with B-Sens uncertain
Fifteen players that suited up for the Binghamton Senators this season will be free agents come June. Also up for grabs, B-Sens head coach Luke Richardson.
Richardson was a contender for the Ottawa Senators coaching job after Paul MacLean was fired, the job that eventually went to David Cameron. Richardson's current deal with the Senators expires in June and he has said he enjoys coaching in Binghamton, yet the allure of the NHL might be to appetizing. One possible landing spot for Richardson? The Buffalo Sabres.
Ted Nolan was recently fired by the Sabres, leaving their bench in need of a new boss. Richardson has a good relationship with Buffalo GM Tim Murray who was Ottawa's Assistant GM and Binghamton's GM before moving to the Sabres. Yet, he says he's in no hurry.
"I was lucky enough to have my career in the NHL and I'm in no rush to get there," Richardson said. "It's obviously got to be the right situation for me and my family and whatever organization decides to do that. That's up to me. I don't have to say yes to anything. I like what I do. I like to help young players and pass on some experience and down here it was a perfect scenario the last three years."
Richardson has a career coaching record of 122-82-19 in three years with the B-Sens.