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Blue Jackets' Arniel excited about overseas debut @NHLdotcom

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Scott Arniel figures he has two chances to make his NHL coaching debut.

The new Columbus Blue Jackets coach takes charge of his first regular-season games Friday and Saturday in a double-header against the San Jose Sharks in Stockholm, part of the league's annual European tour. Arniel then gets his first game in front of the home fans against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 15.

Not exactly an easy start to his NHL coaching career, but Arniel couldn't be more excited.

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