Found January 10, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The Columbus Blue Jackets fired head coach Scott Arniel this morning.  Through one and half seasons as the Blue Jackets head coach, Arniel posted an overall record of 45-60-18 but since his 14-6-0 start posted a record of 31-54-18.  Additionally, the Blue Jackets have posted only eight regulations wins in their past 63 games. Former Minnesota Wild head coach and current Blue Jackets assistant head coach Todd Richards will take over the coaching reigns for the remainder of the regular season.  Richards posted an overall record of 77-71-16 over two full seasons before being fired at the end of the 2010-2011 season. Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson provided some comments on the Arniel firing, “We have two wins in our last 11 games,” Scott Howson said. “I just wanted to move the team in a new direction with a different head coach. Scott tried everything and he was running out of answers. I didn’t see much hope in moving forward with him. I just felt this needed to be done...
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