On Thursday, the Blues and former President John Davidson parted ways as the two sides agreed to a buyout. His contract had three years and just over six million dollars remaining. This report comes only two days after St. Louis laid off roughly 20 workers as a result of the lockout, and reveals that this could be a move to lower the payroll. Further, the St. Louis Post-Dispath reported that Davidson had been in talks with the Blue Jackets about a front office job in Columbus. It would make sense that he would be interested in the Columbus rebuilding process, as Davidson helped to create this Blues’ team from scratch when he arrived seven years ago.
To be sure, Davidson’s presence will be missed in St. Louis, and it is disappointing that he will no longer be affiliated with a team that he helped build from the ground up.