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Hitchcock, Blues continue to climb standings

Ken Hitchcock

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock talks to his teamd uring the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


At this point, you’re probably aware that the St. Louis Blues have been a far better team since Ken Hitchcock took over. Still, it’s pretty stunning to see the Blues ahead of the mighty Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings in the Central Division standings, yet that’s where they are today. The NBC Sports Network gang tackles the somewhat surprising success story in St. Louis.