Pre-Game Analysis: Blue Jackets vs. Blues

November 29th, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
Well, I'm back with another fearless prediction—this time, I've got a lot of swagger, after almost nailing the final score and outcome in the CBJ's game against the Preds, on the 21st. 

A wise person would quit while they're behind—well, I'm not that wise person.  Lest we forget, I also had possibly the worst prediction, ever, against the Red Wings, a week or so earlier.  Then again, no one saw that one coming.

That being said, here's the backdrop for this game.

During the 2008-2009 season, the St. Louis Blues became what the Nashville Predators had been, for the last several seasons, the CBJ's "Darth Vadar".  Columubs had a 1-4-1 record against the Blues - from their end, a 5-1-0 record.  Needless to say, the Blues had the CBJ's number, and then some.

So, on to the analysis:


On the surface, this is an easy one to call:  The edge goes to Columbus, by quite a bit.  Currently, St. Louis ranks 29th in goals scored and 24th in goals scored/game, at a not-so-prolific clip of 2.41 goals/game.  Not Nashville, mind you, but, still struggling, offensively. ...

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