There’s always a bit of a backlash with fans when you hear that one of your top players could be dealt to or could sign with a division rival. It’s even worse when one of the architects of your successful hockey club is exploring that option, but that’s what seems to be happening.
John Davidson has a 30 day window from the purchase of the Blues by Tom Stillman and his ownership group to explore other job options, and according to Aaron Portzline, he explored that last week with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Losing Davidson would be a pretty big blow to the Blues organization, especially considering how much work he’s put in to turning the ship around. God knows that the Blue Jackets need the help, what with their front office problems. The Blues had similar on-ice issues when JD took over at the helm, so he’d be the guy to turn their struggling team around.