Panthers ask for permission to speak to Gerard Gallant

According to GM Marc Bergevin earlier today during his press conference the Florida Panthers have asked for permission to interview Habs assistant coach Gerard Gallant.

NBC’s Pierre McGuire added on TSN 690 today that he believes Gerard Gallant is a serious option for the Florida Panthers.

James Murphy also reported today that a source has said Gallant may be a front-runner for the job right now.