Pre-Game Analysis: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

December 1st, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
Well, once again, I blew it, with my prediction, last night.  Trust me, no one's happier than I that I blew it than the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ), as they defeated St. Louis, 5-2, last night.

Being one for three is only good if you're playing baseball.  As I've mentioned, being this inept demonstrates basically everything I know about hockey, which isn't much.  Then again, some other pundits are far more clueless, but, good luck telling them.  They know who they are...

That being said, here's another shameless stab at pregame prognostications...for entertainment purposes, only...


This one's too close to call:  The 'Hawks and the CBJ are basically identical in in both goals scored—total, and goals scored/game, the CBJ scoring 2.98 goals/game and the 'Hawks scoring 2.99 goals/game.  Much like the CBJ, the bulk of their scoring comes from their forwards—Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Kris Versteeg.

In handicapping blueline scoring, however, the 'Hawks are much more deadly and prolific, with weapons, from the point, such a ...

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