The St. Louis Blues line up for introductions on opening night, Oct. 8th. The team's general manager, Doug Armstrong, announced today that the Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.
Updated at 11:10 p.m. to correct name and title of team general manager in caption.
The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne, and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.
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's minor league affiliate, the Peoria 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.
It’s scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on Wednesday, November 9th, and will be broadcast over every radio station, TV station and cable network across the country. Mike O’Connell with the Missouri Department of Public Safety says state officials are helping spread the word, so that residents don’t mistake the test for a real emergency.