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Crashing the Net: Good games and rollercoasters

Columbus, OH -- One game down, eighty-one to go. Winning the first game of an 82 game season is a feel-good moment, for sure. The team stepped up, as a whole, and came together in the absence of some of their core group. "I thought all of our young guys did a great job," said head coach Todd Richards, "not just Wennberg, not just Dano... I still consider Joey (Ryan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Columbus X-Factor: Todd Richards

With most of the Metro previews out of the way and the regular season just underway, our attention is squarely on the Blue Jackets themselves. We’ve already covered how the “first line” injuries are less a problem than they’re being made to seem. Ryan Johansen’s return brings the Jackets back to their near-unrivaled forward depth in the Metro. The defense remains something...
Via BS Hockey
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards ready to take look at young Blue Jackets

Columbus -- Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards is ready to see if the players will respond to his challenge of getting faster. With a host of prospects, including three first-round draft picks from last year, suiting up for tonight's tilt versus the St. Louis Blues, it's time for the guys to show what they've got. "It wasn't intentionally done, thinking I...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

With success, Jackets add stability by extending Richards

During the 2013-14 season, eight of the 30 teams in the NHL made a change at the head coaching position. The Columbus Blue Jackets are thankful not to be one of them. Tuesday, the organization announced a two-year extension for head coach Todd Richards -- one that General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen called well-deserved and earned. "We're fortunate right now that we're...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Head Coach Todd Richards Inks Two-year Extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed head coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. The 47-year-old Richards, formerly head coach of the Minnesota Wild, has led Columbus to an 85-70-16 record, including a franchise-best mark of 43-32-7 in 2013-14. The Jackets qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second time and...
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets extend head coach Todd Richards

Head coach Todd Richards will be sticking around for more after leading the Blue Jackets to their most successful season in franchise history. The Blue Jackets announced Tuesday that the team has signed Richards to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. "Todd has done an outstanding job for the Columbus Blue Jackets and we're pleased that he will continue...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

One on one with Todd Richards - part three

This is the final segment of our three part series with Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards. With the specter of last seasons lockout firmly in the rear-view mirror, the NHL is gearing up for a full season with another break in February of 2014 along the Black Sea coast for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. With a few players from the Blue Jackets being asked to play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

A discussion with Todd Richards, part one

This is the first segment of a three-part interview with Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards. Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards is an affable guy. It shows through on rare occasions throughout the season. But, when the off-season arrives, he wears an ever-present smile with a kind word for every fan he comes in contact with. I recently was able to chat with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Richards to stay on as Jackets head coach

Columbus Blue Jackets press release: COLUMBUS, OHIO Todd Richards has been named head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the National Hockey League club announced today. Richards, who served as the clubs interim head coach over the final 41 games of the 2011-12 season, has agreed to a two-year contract through the 2013-14 season.The Blue Jackets will hold a press conference with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Can Richards keep Blue Jackets' attention?

It's a sad state of affairs in Columbus. The Blue Jackets' season was pretty much over at the All-Star break, and interim coach Todd Richards already was worried about keeping the players engaged and interested. "What I'm interested in seeing is if we are going to show up," Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards said before Tuesday's game vs. Tampa Bay...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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