The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne. The move comes after the team started 6-7-and-0 this season, good for 13th in the Western Conference. Ken Hitchcock has been hired to replace Payne behind the bench. Hitchcock has coached in 1,042 games with Dallas, Philadelphia and Columbus, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Stars. He agreed to a contract with St. Louis through the 2012-13 season.