Kukla's Korner

I’m not a homer…

And I can admit when the Blue Jackets play like crap and they did tonight. 

And, well I’m not a big fan of this.  I mean really?  That’s like something Sean Avery would do.

The only bright spot on the night was Derek Dorsett, and that is sad.  Rick Nash didn’t show up.  He played a little over 16 minutes, Dorsett a little under 10, I would have felt better if Dorsett was out there

If we want to win a game, yeah that’s right I said A meaning ONE game, our best players have to be our best players and they simply weren’t tonight.

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Uhm, well…okay.

Ah, I have been chompin at the bit to get on here and blog about the Blue Jackets first playoff game, and now a day later I finally get to.

I suppose the game has two different parts to it.  The first half where the Blue Jackets played the way they were supposed to and the second half when they shut it down for the night and made some mistakes (I’m looking at you Manny and your butt Hejda) and a tied playoff hockey game was soon a 3-1 game, which then became a 4-1 hockey game.

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Game Day!

It’s the day that Blue Jackets fans have waited eight seasons for.

It’s a game that I would give my right foot to be at.

Instead I’m having a gathering at my house to cheer on the Jackets as they enter their first playoff game.

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Why not us?!

As I sit here watching the Penguins and the Flyers game, I am getting anxious for the game tomorrow.

You know the first EVER playoff game that the Columbus Blue Jackets have ever played.

We’re the underdog, but stat of the day courtesy of Light the Lamp:

“Since Colorado in 2002, no defending Stanley Cup champion has got past the first round of the playoffs. Holland chalks it up to parity across the NHL and motivation.”

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Good News!

Fredrik Modin might be back for game one against Detroit.  Kristian Huselius is ready to go, and don’t hold your breath but Derick Brassard MIGHT be back as soon as game 3.

That’s a lot of fire power.  If Brass is back by game 3, I expect the return of the goat line, you remember that one with Voracek and Chimera.

I am so ready for the series to start it’s getting a little ridiculous.  My tickets for game four came in the mail today and I carried them around with me and showed them to whoever would look.

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Wings? Well, okay then.

We have an opponent, and well, we know the enemy really well.

We played them six times this season, we beat them 8-2 the last time we played them in the Joe.

It’s the Detroit Red Wings.

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Commodore To Bust Out the Robe

It’s amazing how a little thing like your team making it to the Stanley Cup playoffs can change your attitude in a split second. 

First thing I did when I woke up - grabbed the blackberry, and checked the standings, just to be sure that the little ‘x’ was there.

It was.  I think I may have cried some more, but that doesn’t matter. 

All that matters is that we’re in the playoffs, and Mike Commodore is going to debut his robe in the dressing room Saturday night.

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They Got the ‘x’

And the win.

I am speechless.  Thank you Mr. Mac for bringing the team to Columbus, it’s playoff time.

Wow, more on the game tomorrow.  Congrats to the Blue Jackets, enjoy this fans.  We’re making history!

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One Point Away!

If the Blue Jackets are able to get one point out of this game tonight, for the first time ever, the Columbus Blue Jackets will clinch a playoff spot.

The Blackhawks are coming off a big win in Nashville, but don’t expect them to come out and take it easy on us.

Just like the game on Sunday, we have to play our hardest, and we need to get two points, instead of just one.

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Three Games Left

Well with Huselius out…for at least Wednesday.  The Jackets have a lot of offense to make up.

I think they can win these last three games, but the have to stay focused and play smart.

The lines, as usual get a shake up due to the injuries.

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