Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekäläinen announced a contract extension for coach Todd Richards today. Then both men spoke at a press conference about the deal, which runs through 2016-17.
Coach Richards also took a few moments after the press conference to talk to 97.1 The Fan. Among the topics he touched on, how easy or difficult to be to work with RJ Umberger, should the team fail to pull off his requested trade.
Kekäläinen, who’s changed the Blue Jackets system so that now all prospects get a letter grade, was asked how he grades the organization as a whole.