Filed under: Blues Fire Davis Payne...And Hire Ken Hitchcock By NateTheGreat. Nov 6, 2011, 8:18pm CST Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Blues Fire Davis Payne...And Hire Ken Hitchcock Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Well, that was unexpected. The Blues' Twitter feed and website and P-D beat writer Jeremy Rutherford both say Payne is out and Ken Hitchcock is in as the Blues' next coach. I have no idea what to think about this just yet. Do you?