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Bad News For Blue Jackets

from the Columbus Dispatch,

Left winger Alexandre Picard, the Blue Jackets’ No. 1 draft pick in the 2004 NHL draft, will likely miss at least part of the 2007-08 season after suffering a serious knee injury over the weekend.
Picard suffered torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee Friday when he was submarined by a defender while playing for the Blue Jackets’ top minor-league club, the Syracuse Crunch, a Blue Jackets source said.
Typically, the injury requires at least a six-month recovery from the time of surgery.

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Can We Join In Soon

from Todd Jones at the Columbus Dispatch,

When do we get to have some fun around here? Soon, the Jackets always say. Soon. Trust us.
This is an era of parity in professional sports. In the past 10 years, there have been six different Stanley Cup champions, five NBA champs, seven Super Bowl champs and seven winners of the World Series.
Those four sports have had 53 franchises in their championship games or series in the past decade. Everyone eventually has a parade except Columbus.
We don?t need to hoist the Cup yet. We just want a chance at it. Soon, the Jackets say. Soon. Trust us.

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Thinking Of Moscow

from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,

For one of the rare times in his career, Sergei Fedorov won’t be participating in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The World Championships are in Moscow, offering Fedorov the rare chance to represent his homeland on home ice.
At 37, there aren’t going to be many more chances to play for Russia in Russia and Fedorov admits, it’s an intriguing scenario.
“It’s not something I’ve really discussed with the media, but it’s a possibility,” Fedorov said before his Columbus Blue Jackets lost 3-0 to the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena.
A romantic possibility to be sure, but Fedorov is hedging.
Thinking with his heart has caused Fedorov nothing but heartache in the past.

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Close To Strutting

from the Columbus Dispatch,

So yesterday, as the Blue Jackets went through off-ice workouts, Hitchcock was asked whether his boys have reached the point of struttin?.
“To me, you?re strutting when, instead of bowing your head when the opponent is tough, you?re looking him right in the eye,” Hitchcock said. “Whether you?re good enough at the end of the day, you play like you?re in it right up to the end.
“I don?t know that the strut is there just yet, because it?s a consistently high level of play over a long span. It gets to a point where it?s self-sustaining, where it?s just part of who you are as a team.
“We?re not there. But we?re getting really close to it.”

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Nash Learning To Be “The Man”

from the Columbus Dispatch,

“This is really important. If your best players are your best players by the way they play the game and not just because they have skill, then everyone is forced to follow,” said coach Ken Hitchcock, who deserves credit for demanding that Nash become more than a scoring threat. “If Peyton Manning is his team’s best athlete, great, but if he doesn’t play a team game — make everybody else feel valuable — then they never can have success. The same with us.”
The evolution of Nash reminds Hitchcock of Mike Modano’s transformation under the coach’s tutelage in Dallas.

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