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08:19 AM ET 10.24 | John Davidson has a new rebuilding project on his hands. [Davidson], who spent the past seven seasons restoring the St. Louis Blues to prominence, is close to an agreement to join the Blue Jackets as president of hockey operations, The Dispatch has learned. ... Neither Davidson nor Blue Jackets president Mike Priest was available for comment. Davidson, 59, would serve directly under majority owner John P. McConnell, giving him authority over general manager Scott Howson, assistant general manager Chris MacFarland and the rest of the hockey operations department. If Davidson's time in St. Louis is an indication, he will not shy away from adding seasoned hockey executives to build a winner in Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch

James Wisniewski, Icon Sports James Wisniewski, Icon Sports
October 24, 2012  08:27 AM ET

I'm not sure I'd want to work for a Priest.

October 24, 2012  08:57 AM ET

CONTRACTION

October 24, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm not sure I'd want to work for a Priest.

you're safe...too olde

October 24, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

CONTRACTION

Whose expecting???

October 24, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

you're safe...too olde

I'm still not picking up any quarters.

October 24, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Good Luck J.D., you're gonna need it.

October 24, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Whose expecting???

Nice!!!

October 24, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm still not picking up any quarters.

Rumor is you're cheap enough to pick up nickels........ :)

October 24, 2012  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Rumor is you're cheap enough to pick up nickels........ :)

He and his brother invented copper wire fighting over a penny years ago...

October 24, 2012  11:03 AM ET

Good Luck JD

October 24, 2012  01:52 PM ET

First of all, JD's 1st season at the helm was '06 - '07, so that's only 6 seasons. But never let the Facts get in the way of the story...

Secondly... How did JD return the Blues to prominence? Sure they had a great season last year - but didn't make the playoffs 4 of the 6 years he was there (including the 2 years before last season)...

October 24, 2012  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Whose expecting???

so then this is a pregnant pause?

October 24, 2012  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Rumor is you're cheap enough to pick up nickels........ :)

It's not a rumour. :-)

October 24, 2012  03:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He and his brother invented copper wire fighting over a penny years ago...

I like that Puckhead. I'll definitely use it in the future.

October 24, 2012  03:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He and his brother invented copper wire fighting over a penny years ago...

are you saying he's tighter than an otter's....

 
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