‘Occupy’ Movement Has Carried Over To Columbus Blue Jackets Fans

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It is said that if you push a person so far, they will eventually push back – that believe has now become reality for Columbus Blue Jackets fans.

The Blue Jackets easily occupy the 30th position in the National Hockey League (NHL), posting a horrid record of 13-30-6.  Were the Blue Jackets a rebuilding team with a limited team payroll that would be understandable.  However, Blue Jackets ownership ‘opened up the wallets’ to the tune of $64.3 million which was the 5th highest payroll at the beginning of the regular season and 9th, currently.

Last week, an ownership meeting was held with all ownership groups to include Nationwide Insurance who now have 30% ownership stake in the Blue Jackets. During the meetings, a topic of discussion was on Blue Jackets management’s plan to fix the deep ills that have made the Blue Jackets a national embarrassment.

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Why the Columbus Blue Jackets have to ‘Blow it up’

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The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sit at an abysmal 2-11-1 which not only represents the NHL’s fewest point totals, but with 14 games already played, easily represents its worst record.  The Blue Jackets have been mercilessly pounded during its last two games, 4-1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs and 9-2 by the Philadelphia Flyers, last night.

Calls to fire the Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson, their head coach Scott Arniel have been mounting, particularly as their payroll is the 5th highest in the NHL, according to Capgeek.com.  But the calls to fire team President Mike Priest have been the most prevalent during the last several days and with good reason.

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