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Scott Howson On His Dismissal

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

“I didn’t know it was coming, no,” Howson told The Dispatch Saturday in his first public comments since the firing. “But I wasn’t shocked by it, either, because you knew a new person (Davidson) was coming in and change was possible.

“Hey, I had 5 1/2 years here. I had a great opportunity. We didn’t win enough. And when you don’t have sustained success, you open yourself up to being replaced. It’s professional sports. We all know that going in.”

Howson said his conversation with Davidson on Tuesday was “professional and quick.”

“These things are never easy for anybody,” Howson said. “I’m disappointed, but I’m not mad. That’s not in me. John needed somebody in the GM’s chair that he’s completely comfortable with, and I respect and understand that.”

The Blue Jackets require most of their fired employees to sign agreements not to publicly disparage the club for at least a year after they are let go. In Howson’s case, it might not be an issue either way. Per his contract, he will be paid one year or more from the date of his firing, but he’s not bitter.

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bezukov's avatar

The Blue Jackets require most of their fired employees to sign agreements not to publicly disparage the club for at least a year after they are let go.

Typical CBJ.  I’m sure other teams have these clauses too, but team has a history of denial.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/17/13 at 05:28 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Great move by the Jackets.  Should have come a year or two earlier, definitely before the Nash trade, but better late than never I guess.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/17/13 at 06:15 PM ET

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