Monday, July 23, 2012

Scott Howson

Scott Howson since he took over as GM of Columbus in 2007.

As of this writing, 77 per cent of visitors to our trade poll say that the Rangers came out ahead in the Rick Nash deal.
Hockey fans have a reason to be skeptical. Howson has been criticized in the last 12 months alone for, among other things:
Overpaying for well-travelled defenceman James Wisniewski
Not shoring up the goaltending ahead of 2011-12 despite a shaky Steve Mason campaign.
Not gauging how jacked Jeff Carter would be about joining the Jackets (not much at all, in turned out)
Not getting enough from the Kings when he embarrassingly had to move Carter, of the marathon contract, mere months later.
Then they finished last in the standings but had to settle for second pick in last month's entry draft because of a lottery ball.
Amazing he has not been fired worst GM in sports

Friday, July 06, 2012

Nick Foligno

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Nick Foligno to a three-year, $9.15 million contract, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Foligno, who was a restricted free agent, will earn $2.5 million in 2012-13, $3 million in 2013-14 and $3.75 in 2014-15.
Foligno (pronounced foh-LEE-noh) was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Marc Methot on July 1. He has registered 61 goals and 87 assists for 148 points with 299 penalty minutes in 351 career NHL games with the Senators. In 2011-12, he set career highs in assists, points and penalty minutes as he tallied 15-32-47 with 124 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 82 games. He added 1-3-4 and eight penalty minutes in seven games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.