Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hitch and the Jack Adams

Hitch working the bench in days gone by
As Coach Ken Hitchcock brings his power house St. Louis Blues to Nationwide Arena for the first time in the 2012-13 season, I wanted to take this moment to congratulate him on winning the Jack Adams award for coach of the year in 2011-12.  This award is well deserved, as well as Hitch's current position with an organization that thinks about hockey the same way he does.

Hitch is still the winningest coach in CBJ history by a long margin.  Richards seems to have absorbed some of the lessons he would need to have in order to make a run at Hitch, but he's still a long way away.  Hitch's coaching stint here marks the high point of CBJ hockey, much as Arniel's stint marks the low point.  We are clawing back from the low point, but it does bear mentioning that the vast majority of the players who turned on Hitch are gone.  Perhaps that purge will serve us well in the future.

Welcome back to Columbus Coach Hitchcock!  And well done!


1 comment:

  1. AMEN!!! Perhaps one of the FINEST men in hockey today, and a hall-of-fame member whenever he chooses to retire. "The game has passed him by." NOT BY A LONG SHOT!!!


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