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Blues Extend The Contract Of Ken Hitchcock

(ST. LOUIS) – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed Head Coach Ken Hitchcock through the 2013-14 season. Contract has an option for 2014-15 season that will be jointly decided on.

“Ken came in and immediately steadied our group and was able to get each one of our players to elevate their game,” said Armstrong. “He still has the passion and drive to be a Head Coach in this league and is committed to taking this team to the next level.”

“I feel like we are putting together a quality program here,” said Hitchcock. “We had a good year finishing where we did in the standings (tied for 2nd in NHL with 109 points) but this club is not satisfied with our ending and firmly believes we have great things to come.”

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Primis's avatar

Should’ve waited until this next season.  Everyone who knows anything is predicting by the end of this next year Hitchcock will have alienated many of his players and an extension will look just plain dumb.

I’d like to see something worked into the regulations that fired coaches count against a team’s cap somehow.  Then teams wouldn’t extend them on Tuesday and fire them on Thursday.

Posted by Primis on 06/27/12 at 03:06 PM ET

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