Many of the Blue Jackets season ticket holders in attendance for Monday's "town hall" meeting with John Davidson shared the same feeling: they had waited a long time to hear from the man who has been there and done that before.
Experience is what Davidson brings to Columbus and he shared some of his vision for the franchise at Nationwide Arena, detailing how he plans to go about building assets for the organization so the club is well-positioned to be flexible in the years ahead.
With a deep draft, three first-round picks in that draft, and good young players already in the system, Davidson said that though the Blue Jackets' future is bright, they will not stray from the process of getting to where they want to be.
The chance to hear firsthand about where the team is headed was welcomed by fans like Michael Chakerian, who admitted he was anxiously awaiting Davidson's arrival once the rumors started percolating over the summer.
"It's a situation that I think is great for us as an NHL city," Chakerian said. "When you have an event that comes forward like this, where you get to listen to your president and listen to the coach.
"It's a great opportunity for us, and I really liked a lot of what I heard tonight."
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