Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/30/11
The Columbus Blue Jackets dropped to 1-9-1 on the season with a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Every time you think this team has hit rock bottom, they grab a jackhammer and tumble deeper. This catastrophe stretches back to last season, as the Blue Jackets are 4-21-8 in their last 33 games. Coach Scott Arniel hasn't been able to turn this team around. GM Scott Howson, despite big summer acquisitions in Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski, is being criticized for the construction of the roster — one that's produced three points on the season, despite having the fifth-highest payroll in the NHL. By Monday, they could both be gone, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch — with former coach Ken Hitchcock back behind the bench in a desperation move. The bombshell, from Aaron Portzline: Multiple NHL sources have informed The Dispatch early Sunday that Jackets president Mike Priest has contacted Ken Hitchcock about returning as the club's coach, and that for...
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