“The first thing he did was hold everybody accountable, on and off the ice, especially the way you carry yourself and represent the organization,” Tkachuk said. “He got everybody in shape, made sure everybody acted like a professional. The bar was lifted.”
“You’d have to believe something has been missing (in Columbus),” Leetch said, “something above the players and the talent. It’s bigger than that, and that’s the stuff that J.D. understands.”
“There’s an all-inclusive mentality, absolutely, and there’s tremendous patience in that man. But he ends up just extinguishing people who have their own agendas, or people who undermine the effort to all push in the same direction. He sniffs out the bad apples in a hurry. He has no time for those people.”These quotes are from today's Dispatch. This is a must read, especially for everyone who has wanted a new direction at the top of this franchise. Be sure to check it out here.