Could John Davidson be filling the void for the Columbus Blue Jackets Organization
Keyword: john davidson, coach, general manager, columbus blue jackets
Is this true,? Did good old boy and once Hall of Fame announcer for the New York Rangers turned President of the St. Louis Blues be taking a position with the Columbus Blue Jackets? Reports state that Davidson met with the organization about a month ago to discuss a position.
Even though the meeting went down between all of the big players in the Blue Jackets organization there is no for sure role for John yet and the Blue Jackets are exploring every option they have. This opportunity for John is possible due to a stipulation in his contract which gives him a 30-day window to explore other opportunities in the event the Blues were sold. With the approval of Tom Stillman as the Blues’ new owner on May 9, this means that J.D’s time to look elsewhere for employment is coming to an end.
With the Blues coming off one of their best seasons since Davidson took the lead there hopefully this will strike the interest of the Blue Jackets who have found themselves in a similar situation as the Blues back in 2006. Davidson had told the St. Louis newspaper in May that his future included four options — staying with the Blues, going to another organization, returning to broadcasting or retiring.
“We’ll just feel our way through it and figure out what we’re going to do,” Davidson told the newspaper then. “It’s Tom’s team. He is a respectful person, there’s no question. We talk a lot. We’ll get it figured out. With the window, I have the right to do what I want to do. So we’ll figure it out. It’s a problem, but it’s a good problem.”
I hope the guy lands a job in Columbus to see what he is made of. He used to talk a good game for the Rangers while he was broadcasting to the point where it was annoying and then backed it up in St. Louis with this seasons performance. It will be nice to see if he can keep it going because if I have to hear him talk about hockey again I might throw up.