After taking over in 03-04 the team went 16-25-4. Last year the Jackets were 6th last overall with a 35-43-4 record and this year they're third last in the league at 5-9-1.
That's 56 wins in 142 games which will usually get you fired. But looking at their roster on paper I'm not sure they're much better than their record this year indicates.
I expect we'll hear the usual suspects mentioned for this one and it's very possible that Hitchcock will be in the mix.
Note: the story was broken by Eklund on hockeybuzz.com. It has not yet been posted on TSN or Sportsnet as of a few minutes before 6 PM