Jan 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock looks at the scoreboard during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Poll: Is Ken Hitchcock the Problem with the St. Louis Blues?

Ken Hitchcock seemingly took the St. Louis Blues from a bottom feeder to a perennial contender.  Although I personally believe that Hitch is the best man for the job in St. Louis, many fans believe that his coaching style and insistence on defense focused play is keeping the Blues from being a true Stanley Cup contender.

So while we could list the ways in which Hitch has helped the team and the ways in which Hitch could improve, we thought it simpler to make the discussion our daily poll.

You tell us, is Ken Hitchcock the problem with the Blues or not.

Is Ken Hitchcock the Reason the Blues Can't Win?

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-Alex Hodschayan

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  • Dashley R

    The reason the Boston Bruins are where they are is because they have a defense first mentality, but they also have some great offensive talent that makes them a real threat. They just shut teams down. I think Hitch is trying to build a similar team. It took a few years for Hitch to bring the Cup to Dallas, but he did it.

    • Alex Hodschayan

      I completely agree. I am a fan of what Hitch has done in St. Louis, but I know that there are some fans that think he stifles players like Tarasenko and Stewart, keeping them from their true offensive potential. Personally, I think he is teaching them how to play a team game and it will pay off in time. Do you think there are players that need to buy into his system more?