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SBD/February 14, 2013/Franchises
Hiring Of Kekalainen As GM Evidence Of Blue Jackets' "New Way Of Thinking"
Published February 14, 2013
AMERICAN DREAM: Kekalainen said, “America is all about immigrants. People coming into the country, looking for the great opportunities the country has to offer.” The GLOBE & MAIL’s Eric Duhatschek wrote, “If you believe ‘opportunity’ can be roughly translated into ‘massive, daunting, thankless challenge,’ then Kekalainen is correct.” He has “inherited one of the greatest opportunities in the south-of-the-49th parallel NHL: trying to turn the moribund, dysfunctional Columbus Blue Jackets into something resembling a playoff contender” (GLOBEANDMAIL.com, 2/13).