The St. Louis Blues line up for introductions on opening night, Oct. 8th. The team's general manager, Doug Armstrong, announced today that the Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.
Updated at 11:10 p.m. to correct name and title of team general manager in caption.
The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne, and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.
Payne earned a 67-55-15 record with the Blues, but missed the playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. He was the coach of the team's minor league affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, before being named the interim head coach of the Blues on January 2, 2010. The team removed the interim title on April 4, 2010.
St. Louis Blues Chairman Dave Checketts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Checketts has a reached a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
Report: Checketts reaches deal to sell majority stake in Blues
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dave Checketts has a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the St. Louis Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer. As part of the deal, Checketts could remain with the club in some capacity.