Columbus Blue Jackets: We Are Who We Thought We Were?

December 4th, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
For those of you who follow the National Football League (NFL), you'll recall when then Phoenix Cardinals coach Dennis Green exclaimed, in the middle of an epic meltdown, "They are who we thought they were!"

And, in light of my recent articles—here and here—I now offer, with great humility, this notion as to whether the new and improved 2010-2011 Columbus Blue Jackets are who we thought they were. 

Are the Blue Jackets merely a team who storms out of the gate—an early tease, only to be followed by an impending free fall?  Or, are the Blue Jackets a team who can expel the demons of last year's debacle, one in which they experienced a 3-14-7 free fall after opening the season with a 12-6-2 record?   

Similarly to the 2009-2010 season, the 2010-2011 Blue Jackets stormed out of the gate with a similar 14-6-0 record.  However, unlike last season's start, rife with indications that a potential meltdown was in the offing, this year's Blue Jackets achieved this start by accomplishing feats never before achieved in their 10-year history: 

A franchise record for the most poi ...

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