Thursday, October 20, 2011

A simple comparison

Courtesy of Twitter's IBleedUnionBlue, I stumbled upon this short and sweet comparison of the Columbus Blue Jackets' current coach and the former coach that's still on the payroll.
  • In the last 28 Blue Jackets games, Scott Arniel has a record of 3-17-8 while Ken Hitchcock was 8-16-4.
  • Arniel has coached 88 games with the Blue Jackets thus far. His record is 34-40-14. Hitchcock's last 88 games resulted in a record of: 35-38-15.
We know what happened to Hitchcock.
Now, permit me to throw this into the mix: With a roster that saw the likes of Tom Sestito, Anton Stralman, Mike Blunden and Tomas Kana in the lineup at the end of the 2009-2010 season, Claude Noel had a 10-8-6 record in his 24 games as interim coach.  

Draw your own conclusions.


  1. coach. Next step, turnover roster to fit coaches system (2 years). Continue losing, fire GM, who then fires that coach, to get his guy, and turnover the roster.


  2. Well, that's one conclusion. Not necessarily the one I was moving toward. Perhaps I'll spell it out a little more clearly in a subsequent post.

    On the bright side, I'm glad to see that the facts are inspiring readers to think critically.

  3. Gotta say, I was a huge Claude fan. I'm curious to see what he'd have been able to do with a whole off-season and the personnel we have now.


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