Ken Hitchcock http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blues coach 'Hitch' gets contract extension http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blues-coach-hitch-gets-contract-extension <p>The man who led the St. Louis Blues to one of the best seasons in franchise history this year will be behind the bench until 2014.</p><p>The team announced today that Ken Hitchcock has signed a one-year contract extension, with an option for the 2014-2015 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:15:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blues coach 'Hitch' gets contract extension Ken Hitchcock: a new head coach for the St. Louis Blues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ken-hitchcock-new-head-coach-st-louis-blues <p>The St. Louis Blues have a new head coach. The team introduced Ken Hitchcock to the media Monday, after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blues-fire-head-coach-davis-payne">firing Davis Payne on Sunday</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:41:44 +0000 Bill Raack 2425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ken Hitchcock: a new head coach for the St. Louis Blues Blues fire head coach Davis Payne http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blues-fire-head-coach-davis-payne <p><em>Updated at 11:10 p.m. to correct name and title of team general manager in caption.</em></p><p>The <a href="http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=599200">St. Louis Blues </a>have fired head coach Davis Payne, and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.</p><p>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&#39;s minor league affiliate, the Peoria&nbsp;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.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 02:19:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2415 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blues fire head coach Davis Payne