Blue Jackets say they 'got it wrong' in hiring Mike Babcock - ESPN
Columbus Blue Jackets management admitted it made a mistake in hiring former head coach Mike Babcock, apologizing privately to players and publicly to critics.
Babcock resigned from the Blue Jackets over the weekend -- days before the start of training camp -- after an NHLPA investigation into claims that he violated players' privacy when he asked to see photos on their cellphones. He had been hired in July.
"We went through a process earlier this summer prior to hiring Mike Babcock as our head coach, but we got it wrong and that's on us," team president John Davidson said Monday at a news conference to introduce Pascal Vincent as the team's new head coach.
Vincent had previously been the associate head coach.
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