Jackets salvage search, and then some 

June, 8, 2010

The league's coaching carousel took another spin in the past 48 hours. When it stopped, hot prospect Guy Boucher landed in Tampa after turning down a chance to spend his winters in Columbus. Boucher's decision opened the door for former NHL grinder Scott Arniel to get the Columbus Blue Jackets job.

Although the Jackets are left with some considerable egg on their face after being turned down by Boucher, I think they might have ended up with a better fit for their situation.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.