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04-25-2012, 08:46 PM
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Blue Jackets fire Richards, hire Bruins asst Houda

the Columbus Blue Jackets began the revamping of their hockey department today, announcing that Interim Head Coach Todd Richards will not be retained by the organization. Also let go was assistant coach Brad Berry and Goaltending coach Ian Clark.

The team is very proud to announce that, after receiving permission from the Boston Bruins, Bruins assistant coach Doug Houda will be the next head coach of the Blue Jackets.

"We are thrilled to add Doug to our organization", said Jackets GM CaptPantalones. "Hes a great motivator, a great defensive coach and a student of the game. hes a well respected young coach we feel will thrive with our organization."

To round out his coaching staff, Springfield assistant coach Nolan Pratt will move up from the AHL to join returning assistant Dan Hinote and newly hired goaltending coach Ron Tugnutt, who joins the staff after years in the OHL and with Team Canada

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