Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 1/8/12
"But the cat came back, the very next day the old cat came back, thought he was a goner, but the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away" are the lyrics to the classic children's song The Cat Came Back by Fiddlin' John Carson was going through my head as I heard news that former Wild bench boss Todd Richards was now the interim Head Coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  I was kind of surprised that Richards was able to get another job when he was appointed to be an assistant coach with Columbus, but now that Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson decided to do what I suggested over two months ago and drop the axe on Scott Arniel, Richards gets a rare opportunity to redeem himself.  For Richards, Howson certainly let Arniel and the Blue Jackets dig a helluva hole for him to try to fill as Columbus sits at the bottom of the league standings with 27 points.  Yet Richards was there on the Columbus bench wasn't he?  Forgive me for not being too hopeful he can turn it around for the...
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