Blue Jackets need to channel their emotions

Anger and Desperation In advance of tonight's tilt with the bottom-of-the-Metro New York Islanders, Columbus head coach Todd Richards is hoping that his guys take the sting of losing to the Chicago Blackhawks two days earlier and channel that into smart play. "There will be emotion", said Richards. "Hopefully, there's a little bit of anger and disappointment...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Palpable disappointment in Colorado

The disappointment was as palpable as a veil over the dressing room following the 3-2 loss in overtime. Although Columbus gained an all-important point as they jockey for a playoff position, this one stung. Colorado scored all three of their goals from deflections off Blue Jackets players. You can distill this loss down to one word… ouch. "We were the best shooters in the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards says Jackets weren't 'emotionally into game' in 6-1 loss

Playing the defending Stanley Cup Champions should be an occasion where a team rises to the challenge. This close to the end of the season and in the midst of a tight battle for a playoff position, intensity and hard work get ramped up. Contenders rise as the rest begin to fall by the wayside. As the saying goes, it's time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Being down 5-1...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

For the Blue Jackets, the playoffs start now

The Olympics are over and players are returning to their teams. For Columbus, the four Russians are back. Head coach Todd Richards and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen will return Monday. It's time to get their mindset back into the NHL. All that remains is 24 games in 48 days - 12 home and 12 away with six back-to-backs. It's the stretch run to the playoffs and the intensity...
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February 24, 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...
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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...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Glen Miller: Jackets Best Bet Might Be To Hang Onto Richards........Again

When John Davidson made the decision to terminate Scott Howson and to replace him with Jarmo Kekalainen as the club’s general manager I figured it was a virtual inevitability that head coach Todd Richards would follow Howson out the door. After all most new GM’s rarely keep the coach they inherited for long and for obvious reasons prefer to hire their own guy regardless...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Columbus keeps interim coach Richards permanently

Todd Richards will stay on as the Columbus Blue Jackets' coach. Richards became interim coach in January when Scott Arniel was fired. The team said Monday that he had agreed to a two-year contract after the Blue Jackets' record improved under the 45-year-old former Minnesota Wild coach. Details of the deal were not released. Richards led Columbus for the final 41 games...
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May 14, 2012  |  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...
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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...
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January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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