The official announcement is expected to be made later today, but fan and media reactions have been pouring in.
One thing I've seen on Twitter, and I give full credit to @RedditCBJ for bringing it up first: If you're excited about the ASG, you owe Mike Priest a thank you card. Maybe he shouldn't be interviewing hockey hires, but his successes on the business ops side paved the way for this, and his partnerships with the GCSC and local development were what made the bid successful.
The other big news today is, of course, the fan protest.
Honestly, I think all sides have weighed in, but it comes down to this: I'm not going. I understand why others are. To those who organized the protest, congratulations - you have the attention and gathering you hoped for. But remember that also means a lot of eyes are watching you. Please handle yourselves with the class, dignity, and good spirits that we want Columbus fans to be recognized for around the NHL.
We hope you have a great Saturday - enjoy the weekend!