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11-02-2010, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by icerocket View Post
I heard the owner of the Blue Jackets doesn't like hockey.

Is this true?
I'm assuming that you are referring to the article and/or radio interview by Brassard.

Majority ownership is the McConnell family. The original owner was John H McConnell: http://www.worthingtonindustries.com...OurFounder.asp John H. died in 2008. The team passed to his son John P.: http://www.worthingtonindustries.com...PMcConnell.asp

My opinion - the perception could easily be that John H was a much bigger hockey fan than John P. However, John H was retired and the economy (especially the steel industry) was not in the crapper three years ago. I think John P has had "bigger fish to fry" than the Columbus Blue Jackets over the past few years.

John H also appeared to have more charisma than John P. John P doesn't seem to like the spotlight at all.

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