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Ken Hitchcock becomes the new coach for St. Louis. Watch the press conference here.
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For a move forward I'd like to take this time to. Think Davis Payne -- paying for their support to. With the saint Louis blues and wish them nothing but the best moving forward there. They're great people and they have a great family and Davis is an excellent young coach -- -- -- Greek her head on. This time work here today to introduce the new head coach of the saint Louis blues Ken Hitchcock. Hi Ken Hitchcock got comes to Saint Louis with. Impeccable resume. A winner someone that is has more than -- -- teams someone that knows what it's going to take for us to get to the next level. Someone and I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with. This happened very quickly for me. It's still a little bit of a whirlwind I'm. Still trying to figure out how I got down I seventy get here my strength is building teams building accountability within the framework of teams. I'm a big believer in. And now a certain style of game there are teams in the west that play that summer style and I I believe and trust it I've seen it in place. I've learned over time as a coach as you get older. That debt. The game changes. I think I'm. As current or more current than anybody in the national hockey and understanding what changes. Have taken place not only the style -- game but in the dealing with the personnel and it -- I've worked with some of these guys at various levels world championships. Obviously I have it's a strong relationship with Jamey Wright murder. I don't like Jason and yankees broke my heart. A month and -- never forget that. But I think -- I like potential I think that my job is to get they're the best players here to play their best and get everybody to follow that suit in. I think I can do that I think I can provide. The game plan and the structure and discipline. That allows the top players to set the direction here so if you're gonna win in this league it's. If you wanna create your offense you got to play 200 feet now you can't play in a 150. And you also have to play really really fast and it's not fast offensively fast and loose offensively. Ends up in losses fast. Fast and tight defensively. Ends up in wins and I think this team has that capability they've shown flashes. Have been able to do that but to be able to do it night in night and I don't like some of the teams in the west do. San Jose. By Detroit Chicago Vancouver. Those of the teams that do and on a nightly basis and if we can get to that level that we're going to be in good shape.