by Bethany on 05/08/09 at 12:15 AM ET
So much to report on in the world of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most importantly, Ryan Salmons passed away on Friday, May, 1, he was only 19 years old. The news hit me like a ton of bricks. After the Jackets signed him I had the opportunity to meet Ryan twice, he was such a strong person, and is such a hero. Ryan was a huge part of the Blue Jackets, many of the fans including myself, got behind Ryan, and cheered him on, we grew attached to him.
Ryan had the opportunity to see both of the Blue Jackets home playoff games. He will never know how many people he touched in his short life, but I am so thankful that his family allowed us to get to know him.
The Blue Jackets have also decided to let Danny Gare go, and keep our other three broadcasters. I think it was the right decision, but not exactly what I wanted, I was hoping for new television broadcasters, but bringing in Bill Davidge will be great. Something needed to happen with our broadcasters, they were really struggling.
Also of note, the Crunch coaching team is still intact. It was a good decision, they have done a great job with the Crunch, and while they got the short end of the stick this season, they are very good at what they do. According to Puck-Rakers it is a one year deal.
The Jackets have a lot of work to do this off season. For now I am going to sit down and watch some hockey (without worrying about school work), something I haven’t had a chance to do in quite a while.
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