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By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
On January 6th, hockey fans woke up to what felt like Christmas morning. It was the moment everyone had been waiting for – Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr had finally announced that the NHL and NHLPA had come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Hockey fans and players alike are ecstatic for the season to finally open. For Columbus Blue Jackets fans, quite a bit has changed since the 2011-12 season ended, and many players found work elsewhere. To prepare for the long-awaited 2013 season (forget that “2012-13” label now), we will take a quick look at what has happened since the last CBA expired.
The biggest news of all is the hiring of John Davidson, considered to be one of the most sought-after presidents an NHL club could have. He brings something that the Columbus organization has lacked since its inception – experience. Davidson took the St. Louis Blues franchise from struggling to absolutely dominant – an...