Found May 16, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, The news that Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards was having the interim tag removed from his title was first posted on yesterday morning. Accompanying the story was a file photo of Richards, shown standing behind the bench, wearing a placid look on his face, his hands in his pockets. Behind him, there is a woman in the stands — and she is yawning large. That about covers it. The Blue Jackets are in desperate need of a cultural shakeup. With Richards, they took the safe route and maintained the status quo. Yawwwn. The fans have moved beyond angst to ennui, and this latest move is not going to shake them out of it. The fans endured a 30th-place finish in a 30-team league, and at midseason, a few hundred of them staged a protest in an effort to get the front office swept clean. The effort was for naught. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. And say hello, again, to Richards, who was reintroduced at a news conference...

Mike Augello: A Dash For Nash? Leafs Exams – Forwards (Part V) & Dudley Update

The announcement yesterday that Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards had the “interim” coaching tag removed only furthers the possibility that team captain Rick Nash will pressure the organization to move him before the beginning of next season. The 27 year old franchise forward let it be known that he wanted out of Columbus nearly a month before the NHL trade deadline...

Richards stays as Blue Jackets coach

Todd Richards is losing the word ''interim'' from his job title with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Richards became the Blue Jackets' interim coach in January when Scott Arniel was fired. The team said Monday that he agreed to a two-year contract after the Blue Jackets' record improved under the 45-year-old former Minnesota Wild coach. Details of the deal were...

The Whip? NO SIR!

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Keeping Richards a good start for Blue Jackets

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...

Blue Jackets keep Richards with two-year contract

The Columbus Blue Jackets are sticking with Todd Richards. Richards, who guided Columbus to an 18-21-2 record after taking over from Scott Arniel halfway through the 2011-12 season, is getting a new two-year deal to stay on as the Blue Jackets' head coach. It will be the second NHL head coaching job for Richards, who coached the Minnesota Wild for two seasons before joining...

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Eric Smith: Removing Interim Tag on Richards, Reveals Much More

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