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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 07:40 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 08:33 AM ET


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 09:08 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 09:53 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

And in the big boy world:


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 10:21 AM 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 12:51 PM ET

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