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by Paul on 09/27/12 at 12:19 PM ET
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
After months of speculation following the sale of the St. Louis Blues, John Davidson has stepped down as president of hockey operations and is leaving the Blues' organization after more than six seasons. His next career move is not immediately known.
Davidson, 59, interviewed with the Blue Jackets for an unspecified front-office job on May 29. It's unclear if he wants to undertake another rebuilding effort -- the Blues were the worst club in hockey (57 points) when he arrived in 2006 -- or if he favors a return to the broadcast booth, where he achieved his greatest fame.
Davidson's future in St. Louis became murky the moment Tom Stillman's purchase of the franchise was approved.
Personally, I'd love to see Davidson back on the air, he is a great analyst of the game.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
A source has confirmed to the Post-Dispatch that Davidson, who spent seven years with the organization, has agreed to a buyout offer from the Blues for an undisclosed amount.
Davidson, who most recently held the title of president of hockey operations, had three years left on a contract that owed him approximately $6 million.
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