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Hitchcock Fired; New Coach & GM

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 4, 2010 by davepoleck

Woooooooo! Congrats to all Blue Jacket owners who waited out the horrible run with defensive minded Hitchcock as their coach. Now we can finally see this offense fly the way it should. Ken Hitchcock, while not the official GM of the team, had a gigantic stranglehold over this organization. Scott Howson now has the room to actually become the realy GM of the Jackets. I can’t wait to see what they can do with this roster without Hitch’s grip over it. I look for big seasons from Brassard, Voracek and yes, Nikita Filatov next season.

A Missed Opportunity

Posted in Columbus Blue Jackets with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by davepoleck

Yesterday, an elite prospect by the name of Nikita Filatov decided that he wanted to go finish the season playing in his homeland of Russia. The reason for this is mainly due to the lack of ice time and opportunity that he was receiving in Columbus. Through only 13 games played, he averaged only 8:06 on the ice. During a season where there are many rookies being given opportunities on their team’s, the 6th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft has been stuck playing for a stubborn, defense-first coach, who has a history of being unwilling to work young talent into his system. Continue reading