If you are not familiar with Jeff Little’s tomes here is a chance to be exposed. I hope you checked out his post Blue Jackets Beat: Davidson On Board, Fehr & Bettman Blustering. Jeff has the uncanny ability of insightful bottom line writing, and he provides this insight into the John Davidson hiring.
Everyone who has heard the announcement and the ensuing interviews carries their own impressions. Mr Davidson, clearly being an expert PR interviewee left a lot of material for future quotes and meaningful statements and adjendas, during his interview, some of which are: “We are going to build this organization one brick at a time”. “We are going to do this the right way”. My family [personal] and our family [Blue Jackets] are going to make Columbus a better city. We want to build a team that can compete for and win the Stanly cup and remain competitive at this level.
Most, including myself, were surprised to learn that John and Jeff Rimmer the Blue Jackets TV play by play announcer were classmates. Surprise, two classmates, both TV hockey announcers– who’d a thunk it?