When news broke on Thursday afternoon that John Davidson would be stepping down as president of the St. Louis Blues, it should of become clear to sports fans in the entire city that they had lost a great man.
John Davidson's decision to accept a buyout from the Blues feels like a logical one right now when you look at the facts.
1. The NHL is locked out and it does not look like the players will be returning to the United States at any time soon to train for an NHL season.
2. New owner Tom Stillman is looking to cut costs on the business side in order to have more dollars to invest on the ice.
3. Besides winning a Stanley Cup, Davidson's job in St. Louis was done. The Blues are relevant in St. Louis again. They are relevant across the NHL again too.
Davidson is very likable. He exudes confidence. He was exactly the unique personality the Blues franchise needed to win the fans back in St. Louis.
Before Davidson signed on in St. Louis seven seasons ago, hockey was...