Ken Hitchcock Signs Extension

Source: Columbus Dispatch | Jul 9th 2008, 4:56pm EDT

Good news for owners of Columbus Blue Jacket goalies as Hitchcock had no problem revealing his starter last season. Although Leclaire was the no. 1 goalie, Norrena was given his fair share of games. Unless something drastic changes you'll know which Columbus goalie is starting on any given night.

Noting his starting goalies early shows the confidence level Hitchcock has in his goalies. Some NHL coaches, mostly former, try to push goalies with 'perform or bench-warm', which is why they are former. Goalies are a teams pivot and sometimes need a little pat on the back.