Dose of Reality #70

September 21, 2007

In case you haven’t heard, Absolute Hockey is having some difficulty getting their money together to buy the Tampa Bay Lightning.  None other than Doug MacLean himself is part of the Absolute group, but I doubt if he has any of his own money put up.  The Jackets are hoping that the sale goes through because they would be off the hook for his $800,000 buyout.  I have mixed feelings about this; I would love to see Doug get out of town and screw up another NHL franchise, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him assigned to some scouting duty in the prairies of Manitoba, either.

Maybe we Blue Jacket fans could get together and show our generosity and donate to Absolute Hockey.  It’s not tax deductible, but neither is a Blue Jacket PSL despite the sales line you hear from your customer service rep at Nationwide.  If you want to know more about what Doug has done for hockey in Central Ohio, check out his old blog, The Secret Diary of Doug MacLean.  This site has been around for a long time, long before the Fire Doug MacLean site,  but obviously is inactive.  But if you read the diary, it will help you appreciate our former GM much more and perhaps you will feel like making a contribution so that the good people of Tampa Bay can benefit from his management.

I’ll check with Huntingon, the official bank of the Blue Jackets, to see if a deposit account can be set up so that you can simply hit one of their branches and unload some money.

-Truth Serum

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