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John Davidson steps down as Blues' President

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10:27 AM ET 09.28 | On Thursday, the Blues and former president John Davidson parted ways as the two sides agreed to a buyout. His contract had three years and just over $6 million remaining. This report comes only two days after St. Louis laid off roughly 20 workers as a result of the lockout, and reveals that this could be a move to lower the payroll. Further, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Davidson had been in talks with the Blue Jackets about a front office job in Columbus.

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September 28, 2012  11:08 AM ET

The rumours must be true, JD has dementia. Why else would you want to take a job with the Blue Jackets?

September 28, 2012  11:14 AM ET

He is coming back to announce with Sam Rosen

September 28, 2012  11:25 AM ET

Columbus needs this guy. As much as Id like him back in the Ranger's booth at MSG, he needs to be a league front office guy. The NHL needs guys like him...like the NHL's version of Bill Parcells, if you will. Going around helping crappy teams rebuild

September 28, 2012  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The rumours must be true, JD has dementia. Why else would you want to take a job with the Blue Jackets?

It must be something about the color blue.

September 28, 2012  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The rumours must be true, JD has dementia. Why else would you want to take a job with the Blue Jackets?

I don't get it. Last season the Blues showed promise, the Blue Jackets just showed up. Not a step up.

September 28, 2012  11:40 AM ET

John Davidson steps down as Blues' President

Better headline - "Brian Burke falls down as Leafs GM."

September 28, 2012  11:44 AM ET

I don't get it. Last season the Blues showed promise, the Blue Jackets just showed up. Not a step up.

September 28, 2012  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

John Davidson steps down as Blues' PresidentBetter headline - "Brian Burke falls down as Leafs GM."

They need to clean house. Those teachers should get out their brooms.

September 28, 2012  11:48 AM ET

come back John....You and Sam were great together!!!!

September 28, 2012  11:53 AM ET

Just goes to show how owners with lots of cash have very little common sense...JD had the Blues on the way up only to be shown the door.
Like him as a commentator so hopefully he comes back to do some games...WHL, OHL, etc...

September 28, 2012  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

come back John....You and Sam were great together!!!!

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh baby

September 28, 2012  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Just goes to show how owners with lots of cash have very little common sense...JD had the Blues on the way up only to be shown the door.Like him as a commentator so hopefully he comes back to do some games...WHL, OHL, etc...

Agree....good hockey guy.

I think Hull is involved again.....

September 28, 2012  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't get it. Last season the Blues showed promise, the Blue Jackets just showed up. Not a step up.

Sounds like he was escorted to the door - otherwise why be in conversations with a franchise that is clearly a step back from the Blues

September 28, 2012  02:07 PM ET
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Sounds like he was escorted to the door - otherwise why be in conversations with a franchise that is clearly a step back from the Blues

Yeah, I think he was shown the door and I'm majorly bummed about it. The Blues have done a complete turnaround under JD's watch. Why the hell would they want him gone, other than just the egotism of the new owners.

This is a disappointing development for Blues hockey.

September 28, 2012  02:44 PM ET
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The rumours must be true, JD has dementia. Why else would you want to take a job with the Blue Jackets?

If he can do for the Blue Jackets what he did for the Blues (see the theme running here?), he might make Columbus relevant.

September 28, 2012  02:56 PM ET
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If he can do for the Blue Jackets what he did for the Blues (see the theme running here?), he might make Columbus relevant.

Unfortunately I don't think anybody has that amount of time to make them relevant.

September 28, 2012  03:13 PM ET
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Yeah, I think he was shown the door and I'm majorly bummed about it. The Blues have done a complete turnaround under JD's watch. Why the hell would they want him gone, other than just the egotism of the new owners.This is a disappointing development for Blues hockey.

I believe there is new ownership; not certain, but I believe Hull is involved...and the ego's are tough to contain. The Blues bought him out in a cost cutting maneuver.....

Yes it was dumb

September 28, 2012  03:14 PM ET
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Unfortunately I don't think anybody has that amount of time to make them relevant.

You are just chock full of insight today

September 28, 2012  04:09 PM ET
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Columbus needs this guy. As much as Id like him back in the Ranger's booth at MSG, he needs to be a league front office guy. The NHL needs guys like him...like the NHL's version of Bill Parcells, if you will. Going around helping crappy teams rebuild

Well not the Dolphins version of Bill Parcells

 
September 28, 2012  04:10 PM ET
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Sounds like he was escorted to the door - otherwise why be in conversations with a franchise that is clearly a step back from the Blues

Save the franchise from moving maybe he gets stock options in the deal and he'll pull an Al Davis

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