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by Paul on 12/24/11 at 10:27 AM ET
from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch,
The Blue Jackets have mastered the art of faltering in crucial moments. They are an NHL-worst 8-11-3 when leading or tied after two periods.
The Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks have a league-low nine victories. They are the first Western Conference teams with fewer than 10 victories by Christmas since the 2005-06 St. Louis Blues.
“The biggest thing to me is the embarrassment of allowing it to happen to us,” Arniel said. “How you cannot be embarrassed as a pro athlete or coach when you have to walk out in front of the fans and see your family and talk to people around the league — I’m so mad, so upset.
“I don’t want to ruin (the holiday) for my family. But the status quo isn’t working. I’ll talk to the (assistant coaches) and to (general manager) Scott (Howson) and we’ll deal with things moving forward.”
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