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Who’s Making The Noise In Columbus?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

However those nervous owners in Columbus decide to solve their problems, the fact club president Mike Priest and former (future?) coach Ken Hitchcock have been watching practice together from the stands at Nationwide Arena is bad form.

You might as well give Hitch a scythe and dress him in a black cloak, as far as Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel is concerned. Could you imagine Arniel, running a practice while his boss sits in the stands with a far more experienced replacement — who is already on the team’s payroll since being fired by the Blue Jackets two seasons ago.

That paints the picture for me in Columbus: Either Priest is so vacant that he can’t see the error in sitting in the pews with a likely replacement at his side. Or, he knows the pressure that puts on Arniel, and that is exactly why he’s doing it.

Now, take that management tactic and apply it to the rest of Priest’s domain in Columbus.


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Primis's avatar

Spector has it wrong.

If this were a respectable franchise then yes, it’s bad form.  There is nothing respectable about CBS however, so way I see it everything is fair game.  This franchise is nothing, has accomplished nothing, and is on their way to accomplishing even more nothing.  They are a glorified AHL team.

That they think Hitchcock is the answer is a whole other issue though, dear God…

CBS won’t win until the get some actual, real, NHL defensemen though.  End.  Of.  Story.

Posted by Primis on 11/02/11 at 01:14 PM ET

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