Blues fire head coach Davis Payne
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have changed coaches after a disappointing 6-7 start, firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock to a contract through next season.
The 40-year-old Payne was the second-youngest coach in the NHL but got only one full season with St. Louis after being hired in January 2010.
"It's obviously disappointing -- for any competitor or any coach it should be," Payne told ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance "That's the bottom line."
The 59-year-old Hitchcock ...
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