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Nationwide Arena is a Factory of Sadness, Forcing a Change

I strolled to Nationwide this evening expecting to see head coach Scott Arniel’s new plan he’s been working on during the 4 day break between games; the disappointment was immediate with camo jerseys everywhere leading the way.

Columbus did fine in the faceoff department getting 56.5% but seemed to forget what to do with the puck. They quickly got into the nasty habit of the dump and chase. After losing the chase most the time they were forced to defend against 16 shots in the first period alone; they only managed five. Head coach Scott Arniel admitted after the game that not much even changed in their new system. He described tonight game as them “skating in quicksand”.

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  Tags: blackhawks, blue+jackets, chicago, chili, columbus, grant+clitsome, mark+letestu, nikita+nikitin

Lurking in a tattered Blue Jacket

A team cursed since the first brick was laid on the land that was once the Ohio State Penitentiary; a place where nearly a thousand people had been hung, given the electric chair, burnt alive or murdered by way of prisoner’s throwing their guards off of the towers. The amount of death that surrounds this team is leading me to believe that these ghosts hate ice hockey and ultimately despise the Blue Jackets.

We’ve seen this team hit lows before but in their more recent history they set the bar of our expectations even higher than before. As a Blue Jackets fan you know not to expect much but your hope overflows. The six game losing streak broke the hearts of people who have dedicated their time to the team. Sorry but you won’t get those 360 minutes back. Now at 2-11-1 and 5 points the Jackets have something to prove, how desperate can you get?

What does a team who hasn’t anything to lose do?

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