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Blue Jackets hire Hitchcock as coach

Updated: November 23, 2006, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets, seeking an experienced hand to develop their young players, hired veteran Ken Hitchcock as head coach Wednesday.

Hitchcock, fired this season by the Philadelphia Flyers, was to be formally introduced as the team's fifth head coach at a news conference Thursday. Team president and general manager Doug MacLean announced Hitchcock's hiring shortly before the team took the ice against St. Louis.

Hitchcock said what appealed to him about ...

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