Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/25/12
The Columbus Blue Jackets have named former St. Louis Blues team President of Hockey Operations John Davidson its new President of Hockey Operations. The hiring of Davidson ended months of speculation as to what Davidson would elect to do, including a possible return to the broadcasting booth, following the Blues new ownership’s decision to allow Davidson to interview for other opportunities, culminating in a buyout from the remaining 3 years of his $6 million contract with the organization on October 9th, 2012. The hiring also culminated the courting of Davidson, both during the summer of 2012 and most recently during the past few weekends by the Blue Jackets, a team that has reached the lowest of ebbs in their brief history, one rife with struggles, gaffes and disappointments. Save for one brief playoff appearance in 2009, the Blue Jackets have consistently occupied the cellar of the NHL’s Central Division as well as the overall playoff standings. Adding to the frustration and st...
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