Interview window stirs up controversy 

July, 9, 2013
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Nathan HortonMichael Tureski/Icon SMINathan Horton met with the Columbus Blue Jackets two days before the start of free agency.
It was a situation that utilized the spirit of the 48-hour interview process almost perfectly. The Columbus Blue Jackets wanted forward Nathan Horton, but Horton knew little about the team or the area.

Two days before the start of free agency, he flew to Columbus. He met with Blue Jackets president John Davidson and GM Jarmo Kekalainen, two impressive hockey executives. Because of the extra time built into free agency this year, they weren't rushed in explaining the process in which the two plan on building the Blue Jackets into a winner.