According to a report from Frank Seravalli, the Chicago Blackhawks hired an outside consultant to assist in their GM search. Per the report, Mike Forde of Sportsology was hired to assist in the search for a new GM.
As noted above, the Blackhawks are also turning to their friends on the North Side for further assistance. Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer was asked to join the search as a consultant in the decision.
In addition to the above information, it appears the Blackhawks have a front-runner. Per Seravalli, Kyle Davidson, the current interim GM, is the favorite to assume the full-time GM role.
Currently, Davidson has made a few moves since assuming the interim GM role. To this point, Davidson is responsible for acquiring Kurtis Gabriel, parting ways with Malcolm Subban and Adam Gaudette, and most notably firing former head coach Jeremy Colliton. Davidson is receiving every opportunity to be the guy in Chicago, and so far he's made some moves that have benefited the team.
Now, his fate is in the hands of the team constructed by the Blackhawks. Although Davidson has an inside track, there is no guarantee he's the candidate the team chooses. The Blackhawks aren't in a rush to name a new GM, so this search will take time before anything is official.