It looks like Paul MacLean isn’t leaving Detroit to help Columbus after all. MacLean confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch this morning that he is out of the running. Taking a page from Steve Jobs on how to handle questions, his response was short and the point…”I’m out”.
No further details on whether it was his choice or Columbus that ended the interviews. My personal opinion is that he saw Stinger and it scared the hell out of him.
The Blue Jackets are apparently down to 4 remaining candidates: Scott Arniel, Guy Boucher, Kevin Dineen and Claude Noel. Arniel and Dineen were invited back for second interviews so either they are looking very promising or they screwed up the first time.