Blue Jackets to Have New GM and Coach in Place by Monday?

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It’s being reported by multiple NHL sources, that Columbus Blue Jackets team President Mike Priest has contacted Ken Hitchcock about returning to coach the Jackets. Priest has also contacted former Calgary Flames General Manager (GM) Craig Button about assuming the reigns as the Blue Jackets GM.

For a team that’s off to a woeful 1-9-1 record, particularly ironic when you consider they have the NHL’s 4th highest payroll (Let’s not forget they have the NHL’s 4th worst home attendance mark), something has to be done and done quickly.

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2011 NHL Eastern Conference Predictions/Previews

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When it comes to the NHL and its playoffs, your seeding/position doesn’t matter, particularly in the Eastern Conference – it’s all about getting in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

With that, here are Ed Cmar’s predictions (in ascending order, from 1st to 15th):

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