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After the 7-3 blowout start against Detroit the Columbus prospects ended the tournament with a 4-3 loss in overtime against St. Louis. For Columbus the star of this tournament came to be Ryan Johansen (3-3-6, 5+/-) who placed second overall coming close behind Phillip McRae (4-3-7, 3+/-) for St. Louis. The Jackets prospects placed fourth which is good enough for me. You don’t expect much after four straight losses last year. Hell, they even ended with more GA than GF this year. 16 GF and 14 GA compared to 8 GF and 23 GA last year.
Our prospects end up coming home to some good news about their team’s security.
With the last two games combined Columbus already bested their record from 2010. Last year they tallied 4 losses with 8 goals for and 23 goals against. After the last two days they currently stand at 10 goals for and 9 goals against. On Saturday they bested the Detroit with a 7-3 win but fell yesterday to Buffalo with a score of 6-3.
As of now 20 year old defenseman David Savard is leading the Jacket’s prospects with 5 points (1G, 4A).
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A few days ago goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets Steve Mason released pictures of his new mask for the upcoming season on twitter. He met with Adam Gretz to talk about his design.
In a campaign to cross promote, the more successful Championship teams in Columbus like the Crew and the Clippers are joining hands with the Blue Jackets in promoting a “GAME ON COLUMBUS!” campaign. In the announcement these teams were described as “great High Profile Ambassador(s)”. They are hoping lift Columbus into a kickass city that only breathes greatness. It was said that “we are well on our way to becoming one of the major sports destinations in the country”.
The past few days the news of Marty Turco still being available has been directed toward Columbus. Have we no faith in our once amazing young Steve Mason? Well, no. This has been the backdoor flung open for the past couple seasons. The famed season he had with 33 wins in 61 games has turned into 44 wins in 112 games. Now let’s just say by some stroke of luck the hockey gods gift the Jackets with another playoff run. Considering this, like every team, we have to look to our goaltending to get us to the cup.
With unbearably hot days and lack of stimulation from the Blue Jackets side of the NHL this past week, my only option is to down tallboys of cream ale and watch the program Columbus airs entitled “Slap shots”. Such an original name for a hockey broadcast—except for the fact that it is just a re-run to anyone who has been watching “Jackets TV” on the website when it posts. I have watched the first three out of nine scheduled broadcasts and found nothing new. It’s disappointing to see Ryan Johansen making a salad instead of training or giving thoughts on next season, as well as having to deal with Jeff Rimer babbling on my television set. This encourages the rate at which I drink.
This article isn’t about my drinking, but about men who are drunk and successful. No, this isn’t about the forefathers of the US but instead Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.
Yea, you and everyone else thinks it’s both hilarious and clever to say the BJ’s or Blow Jackets and sometimes plainly as the Blow Jobs. In 2000 I was a teen in the crowd saying those things so please come up with some new ways to use BJ to attack Columbus. I can still take this because I’ve seen this team fail over and over again. Let me explain.
Please welcome yet another new blogging addition to Kukla’s Korner, Nicholas Lorenzi. We’re pleased to say that Nicholas will be here throughout the coming season, giving us his thoughts on everything Blue Jackets on his new blog, The Lorenzi Line.
This is a start to something that should have happened long ago: A Blue Jacket’s blog with its gloves off. I’ll be here to call players out and to praise their actions. The past is something we can build on. There were 10 straight disappointing seasons with its moments. So here’s the deal, I sometimes may sound as if I hate the Jackets and I’ll make brash statements but know that this city’s fan are craving a Stanley Cup. I’m an Ohio native and an ex season ticket holder for a few years starting on day one. Now I’m the guy standing in line for $10 tickets and making drinks in the bathroom of Nationwide, a fan that is constantly heckling and cheering during a game. I start fights in the parking lot and mask every loss with a trip to the bar.
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