Howson Re-Surfaces in Edmonton
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02-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Now with 9% more zen
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hockey Hell
Lets throw some reality into this discussion. The only thing that saved the Blue Jackets from being the worst team in the league all these years is Rick Nash. The only conceivable star draw in a non hockey market like Columbus is Rick Nash. It isn't Umberger in flashing lights and I can't imagine anybody paying to see a club with that as their marquee player..
Somehow, Howson turned Rick Nash, a died in the wool class individual who seemingly wanted to spend his whole career in Columbus in building a franchise there into somebody that made the club *trade* him out of town.
So a guy who remained in Columbus for years (and who knows why) is finally convinced to leave an org that is never competitive, and never did anything. On ice the most reliably pathetic club the league has seen in decades.
Heading all this is Howson. The guy that through inaction, or inability to give Nash much of anything to work with, preceded his inevitable want out of the blue straight jacket.
This Howson. We're talking about this Howson?
This Rick Nash departure does more to sink hockey in Columbus than anything thats ever happened. Meanwhile attendance again down in one of the perennial worst hockey markets in the league. and Howson not too curiously out of a job...
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