Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Claude Noel Blue Jackets have fired all coaches

The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired former interim head coach Claude Noel assistants Gary Agnew and Gord Murphy and strength and conditioning coach Barry Brennan.

The team announced the moves Tuesday.
Scott Arniel, hired last week as the club's new head coach, will get to start fresh with a new staff.
Noel led the team to a 10-8-6 mark after Ken Hitchcock was fired on Feb. 3. He had been with the club for three seasons.
Agnew had also served as an interim coach for the Blue Jackets in November of 2006, and was with the team for four years.
Murphy had been on the coaching staff since July of 2002.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Manitoba Coach Scott Arniel

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Manitoba Coach Scott Arniel has been hired for the same job with the Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets scheduled a press conference for Tuesday to announce their new coach, but declined comment when asked by The Associated Press about the hiring on Monday night.
The Dispatch, citing unidentified sources, reported on its website that Arniel had accepted the job. All I have to say is I hope he is up for a challenge since Howsen traded away our good players.