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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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10-06-2012, 08:02 AM
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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
I think he is saying you have my phone number. Make the right offer and I will be there.

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10-06-2012, 10:34 AM
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Those are the most encouraging words I have read about Blue Jackets hockey in quite some time! There are no excuses, now, he's clearly expressed interest in joining the front office. If he's not hired, either they're not willing to spend the money necessary to hire one of the top available executives in hockey or they are happy with what they have. Neither is acceptable.

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10-06-2012, 11:41 AM
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They had better throw him a bone and bring him in. It might help soften the blow of having the all star game cancelled when that eventually happens.

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10-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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Hey they could always add him to the TV coverage-

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10-06-2012, 01:22 PM
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I think he is saying you have my phone number. Make the right offer and I will be there.
This.

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Probably no bigger challenge in the league

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Strong indications #CBJ management is interested in John Davidson, hope to have follow-up interview in not-too-distant future #CBJ #STLBlues

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10-06-2012, 05:02 PM
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Aaron Portzline ‏@Aportzline

Strong indications #CBJ management is interested in John Davidson, hope to have follow-up interview in not-too-distant future #CBJ #STLBlues
They'd better, and they'd better be successful with it, too!

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They'd better, and they'd better be successful with it, too!
I wouldn't hold my breath on Davidson. Sources tell me that Dineen is the front runner.

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I wouldn't hold my breath on Davidson. Sources tell me that Dineen is the front runner.
So you're saying Arniel is going to be Howson's new boss? =O

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Strong indications #CBJ management is interested in John Davidson, hope to have follow-up interview in not-too-distant future #CBJ #STLBlues
I'm glad to read that.

I thought Davidson did a good job in St. Louis.I'd rather have him stay west, then join the Toronto Maple Leafs, who play in the same conference as my Isles

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So you're saying Arniel is going to be Howson's new boss? =O
Oh you guys...

Just keep piling it on.

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Probably no bigger challenge in the league
Probably no bigger challenge in professional sports.

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10-08-2012, 08:54 AM
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Probably no bigger challenge in professional sports.
I disagree with this somewhat. Our management has shown that they will spend money, they just haven't made good choices. The fans base is good, especially for a franchise that trips over it's own shadow.

IMO, this is a no-lose scenario for a guy like JD. What he needs is to be given control (which IMO is the only way he comes here), and he'll get results. Put hockey people in charge of hockey.

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10-08-2012, 09:11 AM
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Those are the most encouraging words I have read about Blue Jackets hockey in quite some time! There are no excuses, now, he's clearly expressed interest in joining the front office. If he's not hired, either they're not willing to spend the money necessary to hire one of the top available executives in hockey or they are happy with what they have. Neither is acceptable.
Well, or someone makes a better offer or he makes some unreasonable demands, or..... But yes, he has not crossed us off the list. I am not sure what I consider acceptable or not, but this one would seem to be one we would want to close and quickly.

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They had better throw him a bone and bring him in. It might help soften the blow of having the all star game cancelled when that eventually happens.
Throw him a bone? Probably the oddest phrasing I have seen in a long time. Makes it sound like we would be doing him a favor.

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Probably no bigger challenge in the league
I would certainly take the Jackets over the Islanders, for example. I wouldn't enjoy taking over that Flames team either. I could name a couple more.

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Well, or someone makes a better offer or he makes some unreasonable demands, or..... But yes, he has not crossed us off the list. I am not sure what I consider acceptable or not, but this one would seem to be one we would want to close and quickly.
Or if he prefers another situation, I believe his wife has ties to Calgary...

Or if he decides he prefers to go back into broadcasting...

Or any number of factors an individual might consider when making a career change...

Yes he has expressed interest, yes we have expressed interest, it still does not make it a slam dunk and that doesn't mean someone is to blame if it doesn't happen.

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10-08-2012, 09:57 AM
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Yes he has expressed interest, yes we have expressed interest, it still does not make it a slam dunk and that doesn't mean someone is to blame if it doesn't happen.
New here?

I'm as easygoing and understanding as anyone here, but, after reading JD's comments, if they don't bring him in, I'll want to know why. If, as bb suggests, his demands are totally unreasonable, I will try to understand and move on. Of course, if their idea of "unreasonable" is that he wants control of hockey opperations, then I'd find that unacceptable. They also could say that they're happy with the direction Howson/Priest have takent the team and don't need Davidson. Again, unacceptable. Also, I will not be happy with them being outbid, they need this guy more than anyone else in the league and should give him what he wants, short of Mrs. JMac, Jr. (and I'd have to see her, first, to decide if that was a dealbreaker)!

All my opinion, of course, and I'm in a particularly frothy mood, this morning, just coming off a week of pneumonia. My advice to you all: don't get pneumonia.

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He certainly has plenty of options, as a full-on "free agent" with lots of experience(s) and potential reasons to purse any of a number of options. That said, his "if...Columbus" comment does seem at least a little bit loaded.

Jackets should be looking at Davidson as a replacement for Mike Priest (president/director of hockey ops) and a full-time, hands-on replacement for Patrick (hand-holder/growth potential advisor for Howson). And while you hope the CBJ makes a strong offer, his options make it a more complicated process.

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I wouldn't hold my breath on Davidson. Sources tell me that Dineen is the front runner.
Funny.

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I disagree with this somewhat. Our management has shown that they will spend money, they just haven't made good choices. The fans base is good, especially for a franchise that trips over it's own shadow.

IMO, this is a no-lose scenario for a guy like JD. What he needs is to be given control (which IMO is the only way he comes here), and he'll get results. Put hockey people in charge of hockey.
This. +1. Or whatever you crazy kids are saying these days!

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I know i'm violating my own rule from a few weeks ago to stay away until the lockout is resolved, but I'm just commenting on the Davidson front only.

Right now, I think the CBJ are the only ones who've shown serious interest in having him come in in a role similar or exact to the one he had in St. Louis. We are one of the few organizations that wouldn't ruffle too many "successful/accredited" feathers if he was brought in.

I don't think it will require the type of scratch he was making in St. Louis, but I could easily see him going back to broadcasting, or something else (working for the league because of his credentials) If the Jackets tried to "lowball" him.

As long as the CBJ remain the frontrunner, thats a good thing. I doubt we'd hear any type of "official announcement" before the lockout is settled anyways, didn't the organization manage to interview him back in May without the media finding out for a week or two?

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Put hockey people in charge of hockey.
Enough said.

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I doubt we'd hear any type of "official announcement" before the lockout is settled anyways, didn't the organization manage to interview him back in May without the media finding out for a week or two?
I wouldn't make that assumption. The CBA doesn't come into play, at all. If they are both on board, I don't see why they wouldn't want to start immediately and get the front office ready to go when the lockout is lifted. There is plenty that Davidson could do with the lockout in place.

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