St. Louis Blues: John Davidson Needs to Stay at Any Cost

May 29th, 2012 by Jacob Born Leave a reply »
Many people may not know who John Davidson is because he is not a player for the St. Louis Blues. He is the president of the team, and he may not be returning next season.

The Blues were sold on May 9, 2012 from David Checketts to Tom Stillman. In Davidson's contract he has a clause that says he can pursue other career opportunities if there is an exchange in ownership. May 9 triggered this clause. Despite his heavy contract hit, the Blues need to pay the man to stay in the organization.

Davidson was brought into the organization in December of 2005 when the Blues were in the basement of the NHL. Davidson wasted no time in improving the front office. Al MacInnis was promoted to vice president, Dave Taylor became involved with player personnel and when GM Larry Pleau had to step down to senior adviser, Davidson made his best hiring in Doug Armstrong for the GM position. 

If any one person should be credited with the rise of the Blues, it is Davidson. Davidson knew exactly who he needed in the GM positions to make the team homegrown and into contenders, even if it would take a few years. 

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