Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The end is near

The Blue Jackets' ownership group will meet this afternoon at a private location, where they're expected to determine the fate of president and general manager Doug MacLean.



At 1:20 PM, April 18, 2007, Blogger teebs said...

Teflon Doug MacLean manages to last it out another year after arriving to the meeting with new compromising photos of the ownership group.

At 2:07 PM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, as much as I would like to see MacLean vacate the area, there are signs that it won't happen. Doug has lately been playing the sympathy factor, getting people to say that he needs one more year for his master plan to work. It is also getting late with the draft fast approaching and if you remove MacLean, you have to terminate about 25 other members of the PEI Mafia that he installed into key positions within the club.

On the other hand, knowledgeable people know that the team will still not be ready for the playoffs next season, so why not cut him now? Just do it, as they say.

You could spend a month down here interviewing people and investigating the sorry state of this organization and still not discover all of the mismanagement that has occurred on MacLean's watch.

At 2:17 PM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The closest the Bluejackets have come to the playoffs in 8 years, was 19 pts.

And that was in year 1.

How does Doug Maclean have a job...

At 2:50 PM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

>> How does Doug Maclean have a job...

Leftover good feeling from coaching Florida to the 1996 Finals, probably.

At 3:44 PM, April 18, 2007, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

Who cares what the fans think, the club has been poorly managed throughout MacLean's tenure and he does not deserve any more chances. The BJ's have spent big money on big busts and have done an overall poor job of drafting and developing compared to other clubs.

I'll always love Dougie for his great coaching of those old Panthers clubs, but coaching does not correlate to management experience.


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