Dear Columbus Blue Jackets

December 17th, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
The greatest challenge, in trying to create content in writing about a particular team—in this case, the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ)—is trying to write when the team is playing lousy.  While others may spin this in a particular manner, that this is a phase the team is going through, I view it in an entirely different manner. 

Two words: Panic Button.

A phase is one thing.  Going 2-8-4, and going from near the top of the Western Conference standings, to the 13th spot (and falling) is entirely another. 

In fact, the CBJ lost, and I mean, "no doubt about it," lost, last Saturday night, to the 15th place, Anaheim Ducks.  And, the Ducks were coming off of a tough OT loss, the night, before, to the Detroit Red Wings.  

They followed up this "performance" by being pummeled by their Central Division rival, the Nashville Predators, 5-3—a game not nearly as close as the score would indicate.  On the next evening, to make the cellar-dwelling "journey" complete, they lost to the Minnesota Wild, 2-1, after giving up a goal, immediately after a timeout was called by Coach Ken Hitchcock, with ...

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