Too Soon For Columbus Blue Jackets to Push the Panic Button?

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Coming off of another disappointing season, their second season of not making the Stanley Cup playoffs after making it for the first time in their history (2008-2009 season), Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson realized that the recurring themes of patience, building from within, the status quo and sub-mediocrity had worn completely thin with their fan base.

The fan base exhibited their distain by staying away in droves, last season, with a 2,000 plus drop in overall attendance and the team experienced their largest financial losses in their brief history of over $25 million. The time for action and change was now.

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Patience in Columbus Wearing Thin as Blue Jackets Swoon Continues

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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 taking place once again, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson is continually preaching the same themes:

“Patience”
“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)

By Ed Cmar

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