The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired head coach Gerard Gallant.
Sources tell TSN it is expected that assistant coach Gary Agnew will be named interim head coach, but that a search for a full time head coach will commence immediately.
The Blue Jackets are off to a 5-9-1 start this season, Gallant's third season as head coach.
Gallant had been with the Blue Jackets since their first game. He was an assistant coach for three years before being named interim head coach in the 2003-04 season. After 45 games as interim coach, the Blue Jackets hired Gallant on a full time basis in June of 2004
A change was definetley needed, coach gallant just didn't seem to get the most out of this club. If I were the GM, I would get rid of the interim coach as soon as possible and bring in a coach like Pat Quinn!
You have veterns like Modin, Federov, Carter, and Foote, and then with up and comers like Nash, Zherdev, and Kesla. He coaches an offensive game. Another option would be Hitchcock.
I would love to see this team do well because of the potential Columbus has.