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Chirping the Cats podcast: Episode 23 - Sept. 16, 2020

Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen and journalists Alison Lukan and Aaron Portzline join the CTC pod

Chirping the Cats Episode 23 features Jarmo Kekalainen, Alison Lukan and Aaron Portzline.
Chirping the Cats Episode 23 features Jarmo Kekalainen, Alison Lukan and Aaron Portzline. (WPLG/Getty Images/Florida Panthers)

SUNRISE, Fla. – On Episode 23 of Chirping the Cats, host David Dwork dives into new Florida Panthers general manager Bill Zito with a few people who know him well. Alison Lukan and Aaron Portzline, who cover the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Athletic, provide insight into Zito from a journalist’s perspective, and then Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen discusses why his close friend and now-former colleague is the best man for the Panthers job.

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0:30 – Panthers hire Bill Zito, who has a businessman reputation but is a hockey guy at heart

1:30 – Bill Zito and Jarmo Kekalainen’s relationship

2:10 – What kind of executive have the Panthers hired?

4:25 – Interview with Alison Lukan

22:30 – Interview with Aaron Portzline

42:05 – Interview with Jarmo Kekalainen


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