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The John Davidson saga -- That's Incredible!

View Poll Results: Should we hire John Davidson?
Sure, what the hell. 69 92.00%
No, and I'll explain my "no" in a long-winded post. 0 0%
It's too soon in the season to be making any moves. 1 1.33%
I'm an idiot. 5 6.67%
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09-28-2012, 11:50 AM
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The John Davidson saga -- That's Incredible!

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...id=DL|NHL|home

Doesnt say why or what for.

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09-29-2012, 06:01 AM
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Ownership cant afford him, esp with the season revenue tanking. And no way does Howson encourage Ownership to hire a guy who could replace him in a pinch.

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Ownership cant afford him, esp with the season revenue tanking. And no way does Howson encourage Ownership to hire a guy who could replace him in a pinch.
Who say Howson has any say in if he gets hired or not? I have no say in who my boss is in my job. I'm sure most others are the same as well.

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Who say Howson has any say in if he gets hired or not? I have no say in who my boss is in my job. I'm sure most others are the same as well.
Unlike Patrick, who met with Howson before being hired, Davidson met with McConnell and Priest.

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Unlike Patrick, who met with Howson before being hired, Davidson met with McConnell and Priest.
So for this particular woe-is-us conspiracy theory, if he doesn't come here it's all Priest's fault?

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Unlike Patrick, who met with Howson before being hired, Davidson met with McConnell and Priest.
If hired, Davidson would be Howson's superior.

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If hired, Davidson would be Howson's superior.
Exactly.

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Davidson can build a franchise. This is generally known in the NHL. Some teams must be thinking long and hard about this. Toronto should be first in line. Columbus needs to decide if they need a new guy.

I wish Vancouver would dump Gillis but I am certain they will not.

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Davidson can build a franchise. This is generally known in the NHL. Some teams must be thinking long and hard about this. Toronto should be first in line. Columbus needs to decide if they need a new guy.

I wish Vancouver would dump Gillis but I am certain they will not.
Nice avatar.

Wouldn't it be funny if we ALL used it during lockout?

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Reading the latest on Puck-Rakers, it seemed to me that this is just wishful-thinking on the part of the Dispatch. There's nothing suggesting there have been any new talks with Davidson. There's no clear idea of what exactly Davidson's role would be. It seems the only reason it is being raised at all is because there is finality with St. Louis rather than there being anything new between Davidson and the CBJ.

I have my doubts there is any meat to the new rumors. I expect Davidson may simply decide to go back to the announcer's booth and take the larger pay day which would come with that.

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Yeah i just posted so people can see. IF he comes he comes, if he doesnt, well nothing changes and we keep hoping things turn around. If he does come though i think we have a pretty bright future ahead of us. A few lucky picks. A few steals later in the draft. Few undrafted steals or steals from previous draft rising up(zaar, atkinson, few others we have in the system that could really make a splash) and within a few years were looking really good.

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Ownership cant afford him, esp with the season revenue tanking.
I think if they couldn't afford him they wouldn't have invited him to Columbus for an interview or whatever.

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Yeah, my observation is that this franchise isn't afraid of spending money... it just keeps doing it poorly because bad decisions or crap keeps happening.

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Reading the latest on Puck-Rakers, it seemed to me that this is just wishful-thinking on the part of the Dispatch. There's nothing suggesting there have been any new talks with Davidson.
If the deal isn't finalized why would their have been "new talks". Nothing to see here, moving on until there is something to see.

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If the deal isn't finalized why would their have been "new talks". Nothing to see here, moving on until there is something to see.
All the more reason this latest press is a pitiful attempt to make something of nothing. The real story "Davidson Leaves St. Louis. Nothing Else to Report," wasn't quite as sexy.

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All the more reason this latest press is a pitiful attempt to make something of nothing. The real story "Davidson Leaves St. Louis. Nothing Else to Report," wasn't quite as sexy.
Lots of reasons to take issue with Puck-Rakers, but I don't see this as one of them.

When we last left this story, Davidson had had meetings with CBJ brass. Nebulous in nature for sure, but meetings nonetheless. But we dropped the story, because he was still working for STL. So, story update is, he's no longer working for STL. The rest is just re-conjecture. So while there may be nothing "else" to see here, there is news in that Davidson has left STL.

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All the more reason this latest press is a pitiful attempt to make something of nothing. The real story "Davidson Leaves St. Louis. Nothing Else to Report," wasn't quite as sexy.
Without question, this is the first time I have seen "Davidson" and "sexy" as part of the same sentence.

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Without question, this is the first time I have seen "Davidson" and "sexy" as part of the same sentence.
Some Hilliard kids would beg to differ.

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All the more reason this latest press is a pitiful attempt to make something of nothing. The real story "Davidson Leaves St. Louis. Nothing Else to Report," wasn't quite as sexy.
Funny, they didn't make anything out of anything. Nor did I get the feeling they were trying to.

They simply laid out the history of where we were and basically where we stand now, including who else might be interested. Just another attempt to dump on the Dispatch for nothing. I am not sure why we get all worked up over what is nothing.

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Some Hilliard kids would beg to differ.
How many Hilliard kids does it take to change a lightbulb?

None; they simply hold the bulb in the empty socket and wait for the world to revolve around it.

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None; they simply hold the bulb in the empty socket and wait for the world to revolve around it.
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You clearly don't travel much.

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Wow, Davidson saying some good things about the Jackets. Especially interesting is his quote "If my next stop is Columbus" - that sounds like someone who is interested in coming here. Ownership better pony up the money and bring him aboard. Priest can quietly be moved to some job on the non-hockey side of things.

http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/...nterested.html

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