Airports line who joins us now -- good morning good -- out again. Well good morning did -- threaten. Well it goes in Columbus and uplifting news for the franchise would John Davidson the united as director of -- president of hockey operations. There in Columbus houses received there. Well it was received. And tactically. I think first and foremost and not walk out and was delighted everybody including me -- what -- as including the yeah exactly something not lock -- related no need to not make light -- it -- acute state of organization probably one of the policy certainly want a bigger hires. Maybe the biggest -- that they -- they've ever. Been able to achieve this is a guy that. Bernard I've never met anybody in the hockey world that does not speak on -- with great respect for John -- he is day. A leader many as the rare quality to inspire people. Who he communicate the message for the financially in a way that. I think that he. They have hope. They believe now the Condit that might sound -- a little. Pollyanna that the system printer that is really really been through it here I think they'd like no they a lot of potential lost city. In the people often and now. Comes on David thank -- it's. It's has been remarkable success thing. In three different ways in the NHL for physical under. Obviously the broadcaster which is how many people. Today we remember him and and then most recently at an executive with the -- so that it will reject it it's seen as an enormous -- a move that legitimizes. The franchise outside of Columbus and -- Columbus -- Fans a reason to believe that they are brighter. -- dollars in just him when he it is it was blues part way I. I said -- show is itself was about to see him go back to a broadcast Booth because he's so excellent. In that elevation of a national broadcast but he did an excellent job. With the saint Louis blues and bringing that team back to prominence. On the ice. And -- as perhaps off the -- to. When he building it there and he hit it to the Columbus connected to reverend Ken Hitchcock and so I guess is a bit of irony here that. Now that switcheroo is happening with John Davidson go to Columbus. Yeah you know what this is one of the really set. Impact of having such -- fourteen were. Eleven years -- the Blue Jackets used to have book rivalry along with the predators. And the predators got good and a rebel -- and has since so many other teams -- -- of the references there. There rattle the Blue Jackets don't really have arrival on it and can creaking that the sabres through the years the building -- -- A lot of fun place to beat Pittsburgh I was a fun place to be. Nothing's really taking root because the blue checked it happened then good enough and you wonder you look back to. Kennedy as the sport sometimes great rivalries. Have been started or have certain included. Tree and were -- and -- -- you know what you think of the great Cleveland Browns and single trial or instrument Paul Brown left the browns went to -- that that became a real robbery that started -- Boat -- -- there was an assistant coach -- -- needs to step. That that sort of helped spark that robbery to its Renaissance in the seventies and eighties and into the ninety's. You know may -- hit since the start the Blue Jackets had to become good of course at this point. Well but but you wonder this could really be. A nice spark to get something going with the blues in the Blue Jackets who were earlier where this year the same interstate there. There quick -- away there's no reason that the I think it's gone. Yeah and you know aside you know aside for Pittsburgh buffalo which you know there's only. You know Warner to meet a year between those two team to last Columbus most of the east which would be -- -- got -- At morsel that John Davidson would have moved to the Eastern Conference -- got sent the Blue Jackets. You know whatever help me travel a bit column did -- trouble for columbus' is. -- because there's the eastern most Western Conference team. So that they they have to travel -- that teams in the east. I just don't quite understand. It's not as bad for Columbus citizens for street Dallas where if you look at -- on the map. Nothing close to them every road trip this so long haul. Denver's appear that way Columbus has. Saint Louis which is not far and it has Detroit which is not far Chicago. Mean these are all want our. Like. The trick -- -- and after a worker so big you have some short trips. Well but they are when they go out west boy is this sort of it's a real change. For them and you look at some of the teams in the east especially in New York Rangers -- That group Boston Philly they they're they have so many more -- through -- not on the road where they declare wrote game and are still back home. We're gonna put their heads down at night so there would be a big boost it would be a big reason and helping to. Built robberies Pittsburgh makes a lot of sense vocal makes a lot of sense none of it's gonna happen -- until the city becomes competitive. -- -- -- airports like Columbus Dispatch by the way nobody in buffalo right now cares that Dallas has -- tough. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Was there in the spring what Rick Nash still be a blue jacket. The other hoopla about premier does an impossible. Question really answer. Because a couple of different -- to look that I do you think. -- possible that it would match it of course is not going to address at this point to as a the moot point but I do think it's possible that John Davidson were here. Perhaps. The next camps says you know let's give this ago here maybe they've got. A chance to cart to a church different course here I think that's unlikely though I think it's possible to go to John David and at the top would have said. Maybe a couple of years ago. It's time to move. Rick Nash it's time to blow things up here maybe you know wait until. This winter when it who has last winter when it got so -- It ignore what you were about to -- -- -- do -- that John Davidson. Look at the situation here Columbus. He's the team on the -- Recognizes that there -- question marks in goal Sergei Bobrovsky Steve mentioned. Recognize is that there's a group of forwards that there's aren't they occur but there are some. Innocent competitiveness there too large numbers of and at the local kids they're fearful Leno did -- keep it got to GM up there. Not a lot of pure scoring a lot of difference making -- That two years were they really have to prove they like their blue line. They like some of the -- is that they added. To the Rick Nash treatment now up quicker through -- action. It is far I have to admit that a lot of people being -- wonder John -- come here earlier figure connections to be here. I think the larger group of people well. Recognized that it was time. Probably for both perished in the water and a new day has -- Well speak you have a new day today today today after the deadline. NHL's pull their latest offer off the table. What it. What what are you anticipate today and -- for Columbus to the all star game scheduled there for 2013. This coming winter. Any talk about that way and what do you expect. Well it mr. Patrick there's going to be another lurks walker being. Canceled today some are reported. Through November right I don't have that information that would not surprise me but -- not. Been told that directly but there are several people are respect out there who have floated that notion that. But all the November could be careful today and -- think about this I was looking at numbers today. It's really can't slowly through November they will have canceled. In the airline industry locked out out to 450405. And then this year. Over 2000. That's incredible well. -- that we're looking PS for the all star game. But we reported today that the officer came but is not. On the chopping block for now I'm told blessed weapon believed that the cancellation of the -- Turkey is not imminent. Other reports that that the game could be canceled. Well along the winter classic on Monday I don't know much about the winter classic but I have been told people the -- will not be canceled Monday. But you have to believe it's from life support here -- they can't go too much longer. They have the plate change. So they can pick teams. To play they -- acknowledge the winter classic were detained during that. They have to have some games played. To pick teams and and organize this at some point soon they're gonna have to cancel they all start game. Which could be another blow up for the Blue Jackets it could conceivably get it back -- 2015. The point there would not be a 2014 game because of the Olympics. To 2015 to be the next. The next stop Turkey and so would be the best -- to cancel. Yeah overall -- corporate. Partnerships in travel plans to I think that probably goes into it not only for the all star game for the winter classic. Also in Detroit and I you know there are you in disbelief that we're at this point here I mean I I I thought last week that. OK we we get down -- the table on their recent series back and forth and that that hasn't seemed transpire. Yeah you know what it's really it's it's been incredibly. Maddening and frustrating when you look at the situation. Is -- deal right there. There's a deal right there is that too much stress that the owners paid. The players the money that it -- him at least in the first year I mean I meet at that them passing off as such a foreign notion is that. Almost the senate and other players aren't without winning here of course that are you know that they're. Not appeal they hit it both sides have. Have reason to share blame here in my opinion but some of the stuff from the tactics -- -- from. From ownership I think if they're really cost and I've brought to raise but it that the same at the -- -- right there on the table there's an appeal there. To be made if they figure they can look each other in the -- that's up close they are but they're not willing to reach out shaking hands I think you. I think we're really hurt by the the people at the top here. Gary Bettman Donald clear these are -- Two extremely. Proud. Of them. Derrick today vicious. Labor negotiators they do not lose they do not blink first. There probably. In their heart apart surprised that the other guy hasn't played yet this is usually when it happened. So I I I think this is part of all the period of these guys. Legacies is that they they don't ever lose and they're not used to -- going this deep in the something without having to deal. Yet and I. That's important point out right it yet they -- both. Used to winning and for both it's likely they'll last labor deal they'll negotiate. So. Neither wants to lose -- typical order yeah. Fine but you'd think they are both had a discussion privacy okay -- -- -- that middle ground a year. And keep it going final thing -- -- she get emails from your readers and fans there in Columbus. You know we hear from here on the talk show and you know like dostum growth restore what have you and a lot of them don't here. Who's right who's wrong they just wanna back they want that he'll be -- -- -- You know that the to a lot of people that these days this is exactly what it is they'd just please shut up. This please shut up and just play he. You're job is to play -- I give you money you play hockey. Don't make it any harder than it don't I'm not going to spend money. Hours in my case I'm not that they are more frequently to listen to you. -- the billionaire owner and or use the millionaire player. Argue about lawyer -- you know a guy talks. Yep this is the pay packet from a lot of people after they don't care about hockey at all. They just want them to put the gains if the hockey business that wears them out. This is -- remarkably dysfunctional -- It's it's when you think about that 2000. Games have been canceled and they're making money it's just it defies logic. Well -- appreciate reading your logic covering this not only for the Columbus Blue Jackets but delete stuff final hole look. 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