The Blue Jackets are raving about new coach Ken Hitchcock. Though at week's end Columbus was 2-3-0 under his direction, the players were rejuvenated by his professionalism behind the bench.... Minnesotan Mark Parrish (above) signed with the Wild just this summer but may be moving again soon. The forward (five goals, six assists) is averaging 13:20 a game, and with the club only about $40,000 under the $44 million cap, he will probably be traded to make room for more roster changes.... Without righthanded gunner Brendan Shanahan at the top of the lefthand circle, the Red Wings' power play is 30th in the league. Its power play is keeping Detroit from being the best in the West.
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