It appears as though former Blues President John Davidson could be heading to his former club’s division rival – the Columbus Blue Jackets. According the Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Davidson seemed interested in the possibility of a front office job for the struggling Blue Jackets, who have not made the playoffs sent 2008, and recently traded stud forward Rick Nash. When asked about his future plans, Davidson told Portzline-
“The only team I’ve met with during this process in the Blue Jackets,” Davidson said, referring to the spring meeting with Jackets owner John P. McConnell and president Mike Priest. “And that was good. That was real good. I’d meet with them again, absolutely … I liked what I heard from them, and I liked what I saw that day. It’s an absolutely beautiful building, it’s in a great area, and it has really got a chance to be something special.”
“If (my next stop) is Columbus, I can tell you this: That hockey club is better than the one we took over in St. Louis … this Blue Jackets team is not that far off …”
Clearly, this would be a good fit for Davidson, who took over a struggling Blues team in 2005 and was able to create a young, talented team from the ground up. Columbus should definitely give him a call.