Found October 04, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, On his first day of work with the Blue Jackets last November, John Davidson compared the “brick by brick” construction of the Arena District with the patient, painstaking approach he would use inside Nationwide Arena to rebuild the downtrodden hockey team. That phrase has taken on a life of its own — in the daily lexicon around the rink, and even on T-shirts in the gift shop. But no one could have expected Davidson and the Blue Jackets to have this many bricks in place only months later.... “It’s always nice to underpromise and overdeliver,” said Davidson, who noted that previous general manager Scott Howson left the cupboard stocked beyond what many realized. “From what I saw, we just needed to grab this thing, change that culture, and make sure people knew their seat on the bus and go from there.” read on

Dan Petriw: Isles survive sloppy opener; prepare for the Blue Jackets tonight

The Islanders were able to escape the slop fest that was Friday’s season opener with a 4-3 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. They now get set for their home opener tonight at the coliseum against the Columbus Blue Jackets. There was a lot that went right last night however there was a lot that I’m hoping was due to rust and not problems that will linger for the...
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