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Blue Jackets fire GM Scott Howson

Updated: February 12, 2013, 9:52 PM ET
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One playoff appearance in more than five seasons wasn't good enough for Scott Howson to keep his job as Columbus Blue Jackets general manager.

Howson was fired Tuesday night by John Davidson, the club's director of hockey operations. Since his hiring last summer, Davidson, who rebuilt the St. Louis Blues, has become the man with the most power in the front office.

Davidson said before the season that the recent NHL lockout bought him time to evaluate the direction ...

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