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John Davidson's big contract led to Blues split

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09:49 AM ET 10.06 | John Davidson's departure from the Blues became official late Friday, five months after the team's president sensed the outcome was a strong possibility. Aside from Davidson's personal feelings, there was immediate speculation that the remaining term on his contract, three years and approximately $6 million, was a red flag with Tom Stillman's group. And on Friday, hours after signing an undisclosed buyout, both sides acknowledged the main reason Davidson and the cost-cutting club were parting ways was because of the contract. "It was the issue, there's no question," Davidson said. "Tom and I get along, it's just the contract."

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October 6, 2012  09:55 AM ET

John Davidson's big contract led to Blues split

October 6, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Maybe he could get his old job back on Hollywood Squares.

October 6, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe he could get his old job back on Hollywood Squares.

He doesn't need to. He's too busy laughing all the way to the bank!

October 6, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Well, I hope Tom Stillman enjoys the downward spiral he just placed the Blues in...

October 6, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

John Davidson's big contract led to Blues split

Now that's music!

October 6, 2012  11:17 AM ET

It was the small print that made him leave, he had to play back-up goalie if anyone went on the DL

October 6, 2012  12:42 PM ET

Wstch out Sather.....here comes JD......

October 6, 2012  08:34 PM ET

Those cheap bassterds!

October 7, 2012  03:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, I hope Tom Stillman enjoys the downward spiral he just placed the Blues in...

No problem with me I figured they were the Canucks chief rivals for the #1 srrd

 
October 7, 2012  03:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

No problem with me I figured they were the Canucks chief rivals for the #1 srrd

srrd=seed

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