NHL http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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