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04-19-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo View Post
Like the Habs last summer the Jackets wanted a wholesale change in management and Howson was doomed from the moment John Davidson came in. He wanted to bring in his own GM. Howson was dealt multiple bad cards in Columbus. I don't think that he was quite as bad as his track record would suggest. There's not much you can do when you make a big splash (Jeff Carter) and the dick decides that he's going to sulk and dog his way through games.
I don't buy this at all. Part of the due dilligence required in recruiting a player is properly assessing that players want to be part of an org. Not for a moment can anybody convince that Carter had any interest in being a blue jacket. So why specifically acquire that player after spending years doing nothing to supplement Rich Nash with appropriate support?

Howson is like Tambo bad in this regard. Fiddled for years and wasted the career of one of the better players in the game and a guy that could've been part of a special, and dominant team.

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