Columbus Blue Jackets: Patience Is Wearing Thin

December 27th, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
The Columbus Blue Jackets are in full-blown “December Swoon” mode, having gone 3-9-3 since their historic 14-6-0 start.  While this is, once again, taking place, Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson is continually preaching, in an almost Buddha-esque manner, the same themes:


“The fix is from within”

“I believe in this team”

“We have an entire new coaching staff” (in response to criticism that only one roster change was made over the summer)

Once again, the Blue Jackets are faced with the prospects of another disappointing slide, a slide similar the last season, the effects of which were reflected by the fans in a 25% drop in Full-Season Equivalents (FSEs).  For a team with mounting losses due to a bad arena lease, another massive drop in attendance might be the back-breaker towards the team possibly beginning to sell and move the team to another market.

Yet all the while, Scott Howson is preaching patience and one gets the feeling that any trade discussions are minimal, if going on at all.

While new head coach ...

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