The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired their Head Coach this afternoon. As they close in on the Winter Olympic break and continue their struggles this season, they decided that now was the time for a change. Claude Noel will be the interim coach.
The press release from the Blue Jackets is RIGHT HERE
The Blue Jackets currently sit at 22-27 with 9 OTL's. and 53 points. That would make them 14 out of 15 teams in the playoff chase in the West. However, they are only 11 points out of the 8th and final playoff spot.
This was Hitchcock's 3rd stop in the NHL, he previously had won a Stanley Cup in Dallas and coached in Philadelphia before landing in Columbus.WBNS-TV's Dom Tiberi caught up with Jackets GM Scott Howson in the Arena District...