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04-29-2012, 08:41 AM
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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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