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Blue Jackets See Fast Results From Campaign Featuring First-Year Exec John Davidson
Published August 15, 2013
NOW HIRING: In Columbus, Michael Arace writes recently hired Blue Jackets Assistant GM Bill Zito and Broadcast Associate & Team Ambassador Jody Shelley are "important assets and hiring them comes off as organically smart." It is an "indication that the garden is increasingly well-tended." Hiring Shelley was "a no-brainer, really, given his popularity and quality of character." The team "created a position that plays to Shelley's strengths." The best NHL organizations are "top-heavy with smart people," and the Blue Jackets' front office is now "stacked as compared with a year ago." Zito will bring "another wise and cultured voice to hockey ops" (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 8/14).