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Blue Jackets Want Fans To Defend Their Rink

from the Columbus Blue Jackets,

We've been through a lot together, haven't we? When Nationwide Arena opened its doors to NHL hockey 13 years ago, we envisioned it becoming one of the best atmospheres in professional sports. This city's pride and passion for its teams helped make it clear early on that the Blue Jackets would enjoy a significant home ice advantage. ...

Remember the pulsating din of Game 4 of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, the game that still sends a chill down your spine when you think about it? We want that and so much more, and as we continue this new chapter of Blue Jackets hockey, we need your help (but we think you'll be just fine in tagging along for the ride). 

It's time to #DefendNWA, stand up for our city, our team and our rink to make this the best home ice advantage in the NHL. What does that mean? It means that the Blue Jackets family - fans, players, coaches, management, staff and the community - is all in this together, just like John Davidson so often says. Everyone pulls the rope, everyone does their part, and we're well on our way.

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Hootinani's avatar

Probably could have stopped the headline at “Blue Jackes Want Fans”

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 09/03/13 at 09:54 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Or Blue Jackets

I hate typing

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 09/03/13 at 09:55 AM ET

Primis's avatar

You know what defends home ice?


Posted by Primis on 09/03/13 at 11:17 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

It’s rude for CBJ to tell the fans that they need to uphold their end. That anyone buys tickets to watch those also (nearly) rans is a huge testament to their fandom. That team owes those fans much more than they’ve offered so far. There’s definitely a problem in Columbus. It’s not the arena, it’s not the (real) fans and it’s not the community. It’s the team.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 09/03/13 at 11:57 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 09/03/13 at 01:29 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Remind me again: what happened in Game 4?

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 09/03/13 at 05:18 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar


Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 09/04/13 at 02:20 AM ET

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