Scott Howson GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets fired

Scott Howson the second general manager for the Columbus Blue Jackets was fired Tuesday.

Scott Howson, the second general manager in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise, Howson was was fired Tuesday. Howson spent five seasons with the Jackets and made the playoffs once, thanks to Steve Mason's Calder Trophy worthy performance in the 2008-09 campaign. The Jackets were swept in the first round by the eventual Western Conference champion the Detroit Red Wings.

Last year in the off season, the Jackets and Howson made a big move by signing a big name free agent James Wisniewski. He also traded the 8th overall pick and Jakub Voracek for a trade to get Jeff Carter. Carter just spent 39 games as a Blue jackets before being traded to Los Angeles for Jack Johnson and a pick.

Over the Summer, Howson made the biggest move of all time in his career by trading Rick Nash, arguably the only superstar the Jackets have had, to New York Rangers for a pretty good package including Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first round pick in this upcoming draft.

The return to the NHL didn't help Columbus compete this season, as they've started just 4-7-2 in their first 13 games and are last place in the Central Division.