Hitchcock plans to fix Blues power play quickly

Hitchcock plans to fix Blues power play quickly

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Ken Hitchcock, right, runs his first practice after being named head coach of the St. Louis Blues hockey team Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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by HockeyStL

HockeyStL

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM

(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues (6-7-0) plan to start fresh after bringing in new head coach Ken Hitchcock to take over for Davis Payne who was fired on Sunday night.

One area the Blues plan (and need) to improve at is the special team situations.  The Blues power play ranks 30th and the penalty kill is 27th in the entire NHL this season.

“One practice,” Hitchcock said when asked how long will it take to improve the power play.  “We’ll get that fixed quick.”

The Blues power play ranked 10th and the penalty kill was 18th in the NHL last season.

Hitchcock, 59, is 533-350-88-70 in 15 seasons as head coach for the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets.

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