Entries with the tag: Kris Russell
The Blue Jackets are off to the best start in franchise history. 5-1-0 and are sitting fifth in the Western Conference. The Blue Jackets have lost ONE game, it’s a nice change from previous seasons. The game last night, was great for a number of reasons, starting from the beginning when I found out that Kris Russell, had signed a three-year extension.
So let’s get down to the game.
The kids are taking over. This team has been getting draft picks galore since joining the league, and now, it’s paying off. It all starts in net.
Pascal Leclaire - Steve Mason - Pazzy earned his spot last season, but this season has been all about Steve Mason. Mason who is leading the league in GAA (1.80) and shutouts (6), is playing like a veteran. He has settled the team down, and has been dependenable. Mason is doing what Pascal Leclaire did last season - only better. I know there is a lot of talk about trading Pazzy but unless it is for a big name center, I don’t see a point. We obviously don’t have the goaltender depth that we need, and it would hurt us more than help.
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Goodness, the Jackets have been busy. Dan LaCosta has been called up, and that means Pazzy is out. He is getting an MRI to see what is going on with the ankle, he keeps hurting it over and over again. Leclaire has been moved to the injured reserve, so he is out for at least the next three games. Steve Mason better prepare himself, because he’s going to be up here soon if this keeps happening. Kris Russell has been sent to Syracuse also. He wasn’t playing up here, and it’s better he play then sit in the press box. Here is Howson on the decision to move him down.
“It’s never great for a young player not to play,” Howson said. “We told him it’s a temporary stay. Go have fun playing hockey.”
He will be playing games on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday and will then hopefully be recalled to the Jackets. Again though, you never know.
The Blue Jackets are looking to add an interim goalie coach. Clint Malarchuk shot himself in the chin, and the Blue Jackets are now searching for someone to replace him temporarily as no decision has been made on his long term future with the club. According to Puck-Rakers a decision could be made in the next two weeks.
And, in strange news Kris Russell practiced as a forward. Why, you may ask? Nobody really knows. Portzline guesses that Hitch wants to keep Methot and/or Tollefsen in the lineup. They both were a plus-1 on the night. Random fact about Kris Russell, his twin brother, Ryan Russell is playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs as a center.