Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are hiring former goaltender, announcer and St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson as the club’s president of hockey operations.
After the top pick rejected the offer to head up the Columbus Blue Jackets, the National Hockey League team has a new leader. WOSU reports on Scott Arniel’s vision for the Jackets.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said recommendations will be forthcoming soon regarding the future of Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Blue Jackets. And the mayor pushed for a joint management agreement between Nationwide and Value City Arenas.
The Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team says it continues to lose money even as a private negotiator works to secure a long-term Columbus future for the team. On the ice, the Blue Jackets will face Dallas Thursday night with a new head coach.
The possibility of losing the Blue Jackets to another city has inspired some grassroots fervor in Columbus. And at a rally last night, members of a new group “Forward Together” worked to drum up support for their cause.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired head coach Ken Hitchcock. After leading the team to its first every playoff appearance last season, Hitchcock and the Blue Jackets have struggled this season – going 22 – 26 and 9.
The City of Columbus and Franklin County have retained longtime civic leader John Rosenberger to develop a strategy to keep the city’s professional hockey team from leaving. W
A new report commissioned by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce says the city’s NHL franchise the Blue Jackets is losing around $12 million annually. Those losses have led to fears that the team might be sold and/or moved elsewhere. That would be a disaster for the Arena District says the top chamber official.
The Blue Jackets have signed twenty-five year-old Rick Nash to an 8-year contract extension – reportedly worth more than 62 million. But the contract extension comes at a time when the Jackets are struggling with tens of millions of dollars in losses.
President of the Franklin County Commission Paula Brooks says commissioners have not taken a position on a proposal initiated by the owners of the Columbus Blue Jackets.