Blue Jackets hire Todd Richards

Updated: May 14, 2012, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When Todd Richards took over the woeful Columbus Blue Jackets in January after the firing of coach Scott Arniel, he was also interviewing for the job.

"Todd had a three-month interview," Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson said. "He passed it with flying colors."

The Blue Jackets announced Monday that they were removing the word "interim" from Richards' job title and had offered him a two-year contract to continue what he started in an upbeat second half of ...

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