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by Alanah McGinley on 04/19/07 at 01:11 AM ET
Reported on TSN,
Doug MacLean has been fired as general manager and president of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sources tell TSN MacLean was told tonight in an ownership meeting.
The Blue Jackets struggled to a 33-42-7 record this season, finishing a distant 11th in the Western Conference.
continued… (*more details to follow at that link)
Updated 12:20am ET:
From the Columbus Dispatch,
Last spring, MacLean signed a three-year contract with the Blue Jackets that paid him an $800,000 base salary. With incentives, MacLean made about $1 million per season.
By firing him now, the club must pay MacLean a large buyout sum, believed to be $1.6 million, or his remaining base salary.
continued… (Geez, if only we could all get fired in such fashion.)
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