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Friday, July 4, 2008

Don't sleep on it

From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:

The Blue Jackets couldn't afford to let Kristian Huselius get a good night's sleep.

With permission from Huselius' agent, Don Meehan, Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson and coach Ken Hitchcock made their final sales pitch to Huselius at about 2 a.m. yesterday in his native Sweden.

It was about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Columbus.

"We woke him up," Howson said. "We needed an answer; otherwise, we were going to move on."

Read the entire article here.

The Blue Jackets wanted their man and demonstrated their desire and willingness to secure his services.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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