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04-29-2012, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by pete goegan View Post
I liked this quote from JrMac:

Blue Jackets majority owner John P. McConnell addressed the crowd before Bettman. While Bettman got a smattering of boos among the cheers -- at this point, such a welcome for the commish is almost cliche -- McConnell got only cheers. As he took the mic, McConnell said: "That's probably a better reception than I deserve." He did not want to speak with reporters after the event.

Do you think he's aware of the criticism he's taken from the fans? In any case, I appreciate his acceptance of blame that the quote implies. Certainly doesn't minimize his failure to act, but I'm glad he seems to know how he's being perceived around town.
I don't want to hijack the thread, but, I think most of public criticisms of the organization never make it to his desk.... I'm glad we have a team, but I truly feel he doesn't quite understand the extent of the situation, nor does he fully grasp the fan frustration.

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