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SBD/October 24, 2012/Franchises
Blue Jackets To Hire John Davidson As President Of Hockey Operations
Published October 24, 2012
RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB: In Columbus, Michael Arace writes the Blue Jackets "have interspersed brief spells of credibility with long spans of ineptitude and folly in their 13 years on ice." If Davidson "shows up at the nadir, he is just in time." His job will be "to reverse a long history of mismanagement." McConnell and Priest "must be credited for recognizing the depth of the problem, acting on a solution and getting the right man for the job." Davidson "craves challenges," and he "has one" with the Blue Jackets. He "cannot fix this thing overnight, but if he can get it running in the right direction, he will find a good, solid hockey market ready to take the ride" (DISPATCH.com, 10/24). ESPN.com's Craig Custance tweeted, "It's hard to get too excited about front-office moves in the midst of a lockout but the hiring of JD by CBJ could be a franchise-changer" (TWITTER.com, 10/24).