Blue Jackets Fans Protest Team Management


UPDATED: Saturday January 28, 2012 7:33 PM

Angry Columbus Blue Jackets fans protested the team management and ownership on Saturday.

More than 250 people gathered to voice their opinions on how the season is going for the Blue Jackets, 10TV News reported.

The Blue Jackets have only won 13 games as the NHL season approaches the All-Star break.

Fans said changes are needed in order for the team to become successful.

“I’m angry at the direction of the team or the lack of direction of the team and results.  It starts at the top and it needs to change in culture, change in management (and) change in players,” said Bob Satin, a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Team officials were also at Nationwide Arena to show that they take the concerns seriously.

“The one thing you absolutely don't want as a sports franchise when you're talking about fans is apathy,” said Todd Sharrock, with the Columbus Blue Jackets.  “People not caring is the worst thing that can happen. You can't say that about them, about the men and women who came here today, they love the team.”

John P. McConnell, the owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets, sent a letter to all season ticketholders on Friday.

In the letter he said he was also disappointed and that the goal is to build a team that can win the Stanley Cup.

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