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One Point Keeps The Blue Jackets Out Of The Postseason

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

The Blue Jackets finished one point out of the playoffs. Former GM Scott Howson's rule did not come back to bite them; they would have lost out to the Wild in the previous tie-breaker scenario (total wins), too.

But this one stings. It stings for many because of the way this team played: so tough, so resilient, so full of passion and energy, even in a season when a compressed schedule made hamburger of their groins.

About two hours after last night's game ended, three mini-dozers came through the Zamboni entrance and started ripping up the ice, always a depressing scene.

Another hockey season has ended in Columbus ... but this was not like so many of the others.

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w2j2's avatar

The ‘Jackets had a surprising season…perhaps NOT so surprising with Davidson as GM.
The future is very bright for them. 

big surprise

Posted by w2j2 on 04/28/13 at 08:40 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I’m still angry about that MN/COL game that ended up keeping CBS out.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/28/13 at 09:33 AM ET

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I’d feel sorry for them except I live in Columbus and everyone wants to tie the BJ’s with OSU and that just really doesn’t work for me. And I’ve been a Wings fan for longer than the jackets have existed. So…

Posted by teldar on 04/28/13 at 10:08 AM ET

Primis's avatar

OK *really* Portzline?  Don’t make it sound like it was a tremendous season effort that fell short.

It was a crap 2/3 followed by a completely ridiculous run in the last 1/3, the likes if which seemed so absurd nobody considered it as a possibility.

I don’t feel sorry for CBS.  They get a move to the East next year that they never have really earned.  They get a lottery pick.  They have a new GM.  They’ll be fine.

Posted by Primis on 04/28/13 at 10:53 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

And in the big boy world:

:large


They’re breaking all their toys now they didn’t get their way

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/28/13 at 11:21 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

You’re stuck here in Cbus too Teldar?  It’s some shit ain’t it.  The OSU shit wears out in about 5 minutes and permeates EVERYTHING.  Say Hi to someone you don’t know and they look at you like they can’t believe you didn’t bow before addressing them.  Don’t you know we were National Champions in 02???!?!?!?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/28/13 at 01:32 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

I hate visiting Columbus for much of the same reasons. Cleveland/Akron are much more tolerable towns.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/28/13 at 01:51 PM ET

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