Found November 07, 2011 on ESPN:
It all happened so quickly. The St. Louis Blues changed coaches after only 13 games. Now Ken Hitchcock is in charge, an experienced hand who says he knows how to get the most out of these players.

Hitchcock introduced as Blues coach

New St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock plans no major changes to a team off to a stumbling start. Hitchcock was introduced Monday as the successor to Davis Payne. He believes the Blues have the talent to be a playoff team but lack consistency. The Blues dismissed Payne after a 6-7 start that left them in 14th place in the Western Conference in favor of a man with more than 1,000...

Hitchcock ready for job with the Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Despite coaching 1,042 games in the NHL and winning a Stanley Cup and two Olympic Gold Medals, new Blues coach Ken Hitchcock believes his best coaching is still ahead of him. Fresh off a 21-month break that he said rejuvenated all aspects of his life, the 59-year-old Hitchcock took over a Blues team Monday looking for their first playoff win since 2004. The Blues fired...

Blues' Urgency Prompts Coaching Change

The Blues organization approached the 2011-12 season with an increased sense of urgency. With franchise ownership in limbo, general manager Doug Armstrong sought near-term improvement by adding veterans Jason Arnott, Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Elliott, Scott Nichol and Kent Huskins. He sought to push team back into the playoffs and ultimately deeper into postseason.That urgency fueledâ...

Struggling Halak gains start as Blues face Blackhawks

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be in net for Tuesday's home game against the Central Division rival Chicago Blackhawks. Halak has struggled to a 1-6-0 mark this season with a 3.35 goals-against average. Conversely, backup Brian Elliott has flourished with a 5-1-0 record and a slim 1.72 goals-against average. "I'm happy I'm getting the start (Tuesday...

St. Louis Blues Make A Coaching Change

On Sunday night, the St. Louis Blues announced that they had fired Davis Payne as their head coach, replacing him with Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock’s first games behind the bench for the Blues will be Tuesday, when St. Louis hosts the … Continue reading →

Blues fire Payne, hire Hitchcock

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues have changed coaches after a disappointing 6-7 start, firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock to a contract through next season.The 40-year-old Payne was the second-youngest coach in the NHL but got only one full season with St. Louis after being hired ...

Blues fire Payne, hire Hitchcock

The St. Louis Blues have changed coaches after a disappointing 6-7 start, firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock to a contract through next season.

Blues replace head coach Payne with Hitchcock

The St. Louis Blues on Sunday fired head coach Davis Payne and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock.

Blues Recall Cole from Peoria

Cole ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Sunday the club has recalled defenseman Ian Cole from t...

Blues shut out Hawks in Hitchcock's debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ken Hitchcock's debut as St. Louis Blues coach was a huge success -- even if he had quibbles with his first game behind the bench in nearly two years. "I think far and away the weakest player was me," the 59-year-old Hitchcock said after the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Tuesday night. "I'm going to have to get a little bit further...
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