from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, (Blue Jackets president Mike) Priest gave Howson and coach Scott Arniel votes of confidence, saying they can’t be judged until the full club is given time to play together.
“I absolutely feel (that we can win),” he said. “Time will tell, but we are absolutely committed to winning. We demonstrated that this summer, and we’re not going to rest until we win. We hoped we wouldn’t be where we are. We have to keep pushing through this, but we also need to see our team. We don’t have our team.
“When we have our whole team assembled, and we have time to digest it, then we’ll be able to really take a hard look and evaluate it.”