Rob Mixer's picture

Rob Mixer

Staff

Columbus (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   March 03, 2017

In a way, I grew up with the Blue Jackets. Their mere existence got me started playing hockey as a young Columbus kid, and I was fortunate to spend five years working for them. Please tweet me with your takes.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. It may never be beaten.
  • HOCKEY PLAYER: Marian Hossa
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Preferably one not owned by Anthony Precourt

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Aug 2019

I don't think he "sat on his hands." What high-end forwards were available to sign, other than the one he signed? The others were already here and exercised their right to sign elsewhere. And – this is important to remember – we don't know the half of what Kekalainen has been involved with that didn't (or hasn't) materialized. The Blue Jackets have made the playoffs three straight years in a tough division/conference and are two years removed from 50 wins without Artemi Panarin on the team. 

Comment 17 May 2019

Like Jason said, it means Kekalainen is now officially a Blue Jackets representative for matters pertaining to the League's Board of Governors (the people who make the decisions). Davidson was usually that person – the main governor is typically the owner – and now you can expect to see Kekalainen at the table for most BOG meetings on behalf of the organization.