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Blue Jackets want to talk to ex-Flyers coach Hitchcock

Updated: November 14, 2006, 11:04 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets' hunt for a new coach is on a fast track that may lead them to Ken Hitchcock, who was fired as Philadelphia Flyers coach last month.

Blue Jackets president and general manager Doug MacLean received permission from the Flyers to interview Hitchcock, the veteran coach confirmed on Tuesday night.

"My understanding is that Columbus has asked for permission from the Flyers and that they have given it," Hitchcock said. "But no one from ...

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