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Scott Arniel Will Coach The Chicago Wolves

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the Chicago Wolves, announced today that Scott Arniel has been named as Head Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves.

“We are thrilled to have Scott return to our organization,” said Mike Gillis, Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager. “He has had a large impact on the development of a number of our current roster players and we are confident he’ll again play an instrumental role in player development. Scott brings a great deal of character, experience and expertise to the head coaching position.”

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Arniel Still Wants To Win A Stanley Cup

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

In the days since he was fired as the Blue Jackets’ coach, Scott Arniel said he hasn’t watched any of his former club’s games or read any news about them. He’s back in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where NHL scores and updates are hard to ignore, but that’s the extent of the connection he has maintained in his attempt to “move on.”

Arniel is a proud man, though. The moving on isn’t going so well.

“This is a whole new thing for me,” Arniel said. “One coach who called me said, ‘Arnie, you’re officially a coach now. You’ve been fired.’ That doesn’t make it any easier.

“This is something that doesn’t have a good taste to it. I don’t think I’m going to get used to it. You go through moments where you’re OK and you’re coming around and then something triggers it and you get very angry again. You get upset and you start all over with your emotions again.”

Arniel’s voice cracked more than a few times during a 30-minute conversation late Tuesday.


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Columbus Fires Scott Arniel

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have relieved Head Coach Scott Arniel of his duties behind the bench and named Assistant Coach Todd Richards as the club’s interim head coach for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Richards, who joined the club as an assistant coach on June 20, 2011, will make his debut behind the Blue Jackets bench on Tuesday when the club visits the Chicago Blackhawks.

Richards, 45, compiled a 77-71-16 record as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild from 2009-11. He was named the second head coach in Wild history on June 16, 2009 and led the club to a 38-36-8 record in 2009-10 and a 39-35-8 mark in 2010-11. Prior to joining the Wild, he served as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks in 2008-09 when the club compiled an NHL-best 53-18-11 record.

Richards spent two seasons as the head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2006-08, compiling a 98-49-13 record and leading the club to the 2008 Calder Cup Final. He also coached the PlanetUSA squad at the 2007 Rbk Hockey/AHL All-Star Classic in Toronto. He began his coaching career as an assistant with the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals from 2002-06, helping the club to a pair of West Division titles, two appearances in the Calder Cup Final and the 2004 Calder Cup championship.

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Brassard’s Agent Rips On Columbus Coach

via Nick Kypreos tweets,

#NHL news Statement of Allan Walsh (player agent) concerning #Bluejackets forward Derick Brassard (healthy scratch 7 of the last 10 games):

“While I have tremendous respect for Howson and rest of Columbus’ management team, the situation regarding Brassard has become untenable”

“This coach has a history of burying players and using them as scapegoats to mask his own lack of success on the ice”.

“Derick has been singled out, almost from the very beginning of the season to be the fall guy in case things don’t go well”

More on this from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers…


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Late Evening Line

“It’s trying to get these guys to believe.  Hammer on the things they’re doing well. It’s real easy to just keep criticizing them, showing them all the crap that’s maybe happening. We’ve done that. We’ve got to get these guys believing in themselves personally, doing their job, then they have to start believing as a team. If we do things the right way and play for each other, good things will happen.”

-Scott Arniel, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  More on their loss to Chicago from Michael Arace of Puck-Rakers.

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All Scott Arniel

from Tom Reed of Puck-Rakers,

Q: Last season, the Flyers used Jeff Carter as a right winger almost exclusively. Will he be a center here or will you wait and see how it plays out?

A: “We have been working so hard to find a big right-handed centerman. I guess if other players were playing great and we had the luxury to move him over, but this organization has been waiting for a big centerman. He will be a big-body guy in the center of the ice and we don’t have a lot of that. If Ryan Johansen is fortunate enough to make our hockey club he’s a real good guy to watch how he plays the game.”


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Blue Jackets Hire Todd Richards as Assistant Coach

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that former Minnesota Wild head coach Todd Richards has joined the club as an assistant coach.  Richards led the Wild to a 77-71-16 record from 2009-11.

“When looking at this position, I wanted someone with NHL head coaching experience who could come here and help us to do the right things and move our team forward and Todd fits that bill perfectly,” said Blue Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel.  “I’ve coached against him numerous times and have always had great respect for him and how he prepared his teams.  Having been a part of the Minnesota, San Jose and Pittsburgh organizations the past several years, Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be very valuable to me, our coaching staff and players.”

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Tough But Fair Coaching Style

from Rob Oiler of the Columbus Dispatch,

The most celebrated coaches ignore the weight of the world. Instead, they use the weight above the world to their advantage. Like air pressure, they press around their players on all sides, demanding the best, settling for nothing less.

Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel sees that pressure utilized by the most successful sports franchises, including his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, and he is pushing a similar constant and relentless force upon his players. He calls them out publicly and does not shy from labeling them soft when the description fits. Mostly, he is establishing an all-encompassing environment of expectation from which no player can escape. That he does so evenly is to his credit.

Thirty minutes before donning a Steelers hat and walking into the media interview room in Nationwide Arena yesterday, Arniel discussed how his admiration of tough but fair coaches has shaped his strategy.


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All Scott Arniel

from Craig Custance of The Sporting News,

Craig Custance: What’s your biggest challenge in taking over as coach of the Blue Jackets?

Scott Arniel: The biggest thing is we have to change the mindset here. We’ve got to learn how to win. You can only be a young team for so long. Now it’s a case of where the younger group has to start to mature and get better. We’ve seen it in the past with a team like L.A. They took a big step last year. Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington—it’s a case of young guys stepping up.


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Your New Head Coach In Columbus

from ColumbusBlueJackets.com,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have named Scott Arniel as the new head coach of the National Hockey League franchise, club General Manager Scott Howson announced June 8. Arniel (pronounced ahr-NEEL) agreed to a three-year contract through the 2012-13 season and was introduced at a press conference today at Nationwide Arena.

“Scott Arniel possesses all the qualities we were looking for in a head coach and we are very pleased to have him join the Blue Jackets organization,” said Howson. “He played in the NHL for many years, was an assistant coach in the league and has been successful in developing young players. Scott has been one of the top coaches in the American Hockey League the past four years, averaging 45 wins and 99 points a season playing an attacking, up-tempo game.”

“I am excited to have Scott Arniel join Scott Howson to lead our team together as the Blue Jackets begin a new era in our 10th NHL season in 2010-11,” said club president Mike Priest. “I think in these men we have two individuals whose abilities and compatibilities will compliment each other very well as we continue to build a team that will compete at a very high level year in and year out.”


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Columbus Has Their Coach

Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson will introduce the fifth head coach in franchise history at 3:00pm tomorrow.

via Aaron Portzline tweet,

#CBJ will introduce coach Scott Arniel at 3 p.m. on Tuesday


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