7:58 AM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014
Rotoworld Aug 9, 2014

Scott Hartnell was swayed by Jody Shelley - Scott Hartnell (W) Columbus Blue Jackets

Part of the reason Scott Hartnell was willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Blue Jackets was the convincing of former player Jody Shelley.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 30, 2014

Bob Hunter commentary: Scott Hartnell is perfect fit with young Jackets

The Columbus news media got its first extended interview session with Scott Hartnell yesterday, and it scrutinized him the way a prospective customer might go over a used car. Scratches and dents are obvious. Sometimes problems that lurk beneath the hood aren’t easily detected. This qualified as a friendly interrogation, but questions about his impressions of his new NHL team, teammates and city showed that reporters still haven’t forgotten that the team’s front office didn’t ask the right questions in 2011 before acquiring a disgruntled Jeff Carter from those same Philadelphia Flyers.

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