In St Louis there is a GM right? Armstrong? So why couldn't JD and Howson coexist here? If anyone is the odd man out it should/could be Priest with Patrick's role disappearing. His contract is up. I think it would be great if JD could replicate here what he has accomplished in St Louis.
However, my guess is he is a cypress and the Jackets were looking for a spruce. Or vice versa.
Yeah, I think he turned us down officially already, and this was 'leaked' to give the fans something to talk about, and to make The Mac Jr look like he's trying.
After thinking about this a bit more, and my eternal optimism showing through, if he turned us down already, it may be pretty bad form to leak the interview. We've already had some bad press about people not wanting to be here, this would certainly add fuel to that fire..... Maybe he has verbally agreed, and CBJ office is putting pressure on him to follow through by leaking the story?
The suggestion was that Davidson was determining whether he wanted to be part of the Jackets, not whether the Jackets was determining whether they wanted him. This would suggest that the Jackets went after him.
They're is just so much negativity surrounding this franchise and team, it's refreshing to hear that someone wants to at least come in and be a part of the solution. No matter how you see it, I find it depressing to continually hear that no one wants to come to columbus. Grinds my gears.