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by Paul on 10/16/05 at 09:42 AM ET
Columbus president/GM Doug MacLean has read the riot act to the Blue Jackets' players. Only five games into a season he promised owner John McConnell and the good fans of Columbus his club would challenge for a playoff spot, sources told the Sun that MacLean blew his top following a 4-3 loss Friday in Anaheim. After watching his club give a halfhearted effort against the Ducks for Columbus' fourth loss in five games, the word is MacLean went ballistic -- especially to winger Nikolai Zherdev -- during an expletive-filled session in the dressing room. Not only is the heat on MacLean -- who signed free-agent defenceman Adam Foote to a $4-million (all figures US) contract -- but there's talk Jackets coach Gerard Gallant is living on borrowed time.
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