Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/06/11 at 03:39 AM ET
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
If Blue Jackets fans thought the bottom had arrived with Thursday’s 4-1 loss to Toronto, they were rudely corrected. This was not the largest margin of defeat in the franchise history of the Blue Jackets, but it’s hard to recall an uglier, less respectable performance put forth by the boys.
The Flyers led 5-0 after one period and 8-0 after two periods. The Blue Jackets surrendered more odd-man rushes—I’ll guess 12, conservatively—than most clubs give up in a month.
“We’ve hit a lot of bottoms this year,” Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said, “and this is another big one.”
Any club that suffers a 9-2 thumping to fall to 2-11-1 should be prepared for changes, be that a message-sending trade, the firing of a coach or the firing of a general manager. So it is with the Blue Jackets, who are threatening to play their way out of a season that once opened with such promise.
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