Well after the proverbial "vote of confidence" a couple of weeks ago the Jackets did it. They fired one of the best coaches in hockey. Hitch basically got fired by a group of numb skulls ( i.e. the players), because to quote that moron of Filatov, he was "too defensive". Meanwhile this rookie, had only had fewer than 50 games in the NHL. But he got mad whe Hitch benched him because of his laziness(ie not coming back on D). This is the way it goes sadly. The jackets are not going anywhere, so they should have sent a mesage to the players, like the bruins did (so far anyway) about Julien, It is the easy way out for bad GM's.