June 28, 2013

NHL News: Columbus Blue Jackets, Brad Richards, Jaroslav Halak, David Poile

The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended coach Todd Richards contract through 2014-15. “We believe Todd is one of the top young coaches in our game and he has had a steadying influence on our team since taking over as head coach in January 2012,” said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. “The hard work put in by […]

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May 14, 2012

Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Todd Richards Two-Year Contract Extension

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension, the financial terms of which were not immediately available. Until now, Richards was regarded as the interim head coach. He took over the coaching duties after the Blue Jackets fired Scott Arniel. They had a 11-25-5 record under Arniel and […]

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May 10, 2012

Quick Hits: Todd Richards, 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Jakub Voracek, Derek Dorsett, Derek MacKenzie

  Columbus Dispatch reports that there has been no decision made as to whether interim coach Todd Richards will coach the Columbus Blue Jackets next season. General Manager Scott Howson said that the organization is still ‘evaluating’ the situation. A decision is expected by the end of May. The Minnesota Wild have acquired the New Jersey Devils […]

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April 23, 2012

Quick Hits: Selke Trophy, Lady Byng Trophy, Beau Schmitz, Blue Jackets

Contracts to the Kings, Blues, Predators and Flyers for advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs. Below are quick hits from around the league: Patrice Bergeron, David Backes and Pavel Datsyuk are the three finalists for the Selke Trophy NHL Award which is the award for the league’s best defensive forward. Brian Campbell, Jordan Eberle and Matt Moulson are […]

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January 9, 2012

Blue Jackets Dismiss Arniel, Name Richards Coach

NHL.com is reporting that The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Monday morning that they have relieved Scott Arniel of his duties as coach. Assistant coach Todd Richards will be Arniel’s replacement, on an interim basis, for the rest of the 2012-13 season. Richards, who joined the club as an assistant coach on June 20, 2011, will make his debut behind the Blue […]

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