Found May 14, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
This morning, the Columbus Blue Jackets decided to shed the interim label on head coach Todd Richards and re-sign him for two more years. The bench boss, who previously spent two seasons with the Minnesota Wild, looks like the right choice for the job which makes his hire a step in the right direction for an organization that desperately craves a silver lining.After taking over the job from Scott Arniel on January 9th, Richards began changing the culture both on and off the ice. Through 11 seasons, the Blue Jackets only once found themselves in the playoffs, and still are looking for that elusive playoff win. However, Richards did a good job of motivating his players even though he knew they had only pride to play for.In 41 games, Richards led the Blue Jackets to a mediocre 18-21-2 record. But when you compare those 18 wins to their season-ending 29, it becomes more clear why those numbers are important-- in only half of the games, he accounted for 62 percent of the team's winni...
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