Slow Stars Put GMs, Coaches On The Spot

It’s never too early for NHL general managers and coaches to feel the heat. A topsy-turvy October raised the angst level in several cities.These individuals are sweating more than most: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson: His big money plays for center Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski didn’t pay off, in part because Carter got hurt (cracked foot) and Wisniewski opened the year with...
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November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

NHL Rumor Mill Quiet . . . For Now

Things seem fairly serene on the NHL front these days. Speculation about trades and regime changes have quieted a bit since the Blues made lots of noise.Here are a few items churning on the rumor mill:The Maple Leafs dismissed speculation of their interest in superfluous Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov. But the Ottawa Sun wonders if the Coyotes might have interest. Mike Smith...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Hire Patrick, Get Smarter

Finally fans in Columbus have some good news to really behind. Craig Patrick joined the organization as a special adviser. Like his father Lester Patrick, Craig became one of the sport’s most respected leaders. He enjoyed an amazing run as GM of the Penguins in their glory days. His hiring brings hope to a franchise that is struggling mightily under current GM Scott Howson. ...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

So What Are The Columbus Blue Jackets Up To?

Many experts expect the Columbus Blue Jackets to blow up their roster and start overall. After all, this team sits in dead last in the NHL with a high payroll.What’s to like about this team?But general manager Scott Howson is keeping the rest of the league guessing. His decision to extend Vinny Prospal’s contract caused considerable head scratching, since only four players older...
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February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets hire Davidson, gain credibilty

If and when the National Hockey League resumes playing games, the Columbus Blue Jackets will command more respect.They will have John Davidson running that show. After rebuilding the gutted Blues franchise into a Stanley Cup contender, Davidson is taking on a similar challenge in Central Ohio.Finally that long-struggling franchise will have savvy leadership atop the hockey operation...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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