nucklehead Posted February 1, 2017 Share Posted February 1, 2017 https://www.nhl.com/news/ken-hitchcock-fired-as-coach-of-st-louis/c-286333048 Quote Ken Hitchcock was fired as coach of the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday and replaced by associate coach Mike Yeo. Hitchcock was in his sixth season with the Blues and had a 248-124-41 regular-season record. The Blues finished first or second in the Central Division in each of Hitchcock's five seasons, but they lost 5-3 to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday and are fourth in the division. After coaching the Blues to the Western Conference Final last season, he signed a one-year contract on May 31, 2016, and announced the 2016-17 season would be his last. Yeo was hired as associate coach June 13, 2016, and was scheduled to take over as coach next season. Hitchcock, 64, has a career record of 781-473-111, with 88 ties, in 20 seasons with the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Blues. He's fourth all-time in coaching victories, behind Scotty Bowman (1,244), Joel Quenneville (831) and Al Arbour (782). His 1,453 games coached are fifth. He coached the Stars to the 1999 Stanley Cup and the 2000 Cup Final. His teams made the Stanley Cup Playoffs 13 times in 14 full seasons. What the hell? He took them to the final four last year. So vastly improved under his watch. This one pisses me off, maybe I'm a bit biased but still... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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