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Dan Dukart

Staff

Columbus (via Cincinnati)

MEMBER SINCE   June 11, 2017

Cincinnati born, Columbus educated. You can find me at a local rink. Looking forward to a Stanley Cup parade down High St!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Foligno playoff OT goal vs. the Pens
  • HOCKEY PLAYER: Joe Sakic
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Apr 2019

Thanks for the note/bio! First off, I don't think anyone here cares (nor should they) why a person is commenting out of the blue. That on its own doesn't make you a bandwagon fan. But even if it did, this city needs fans to jump on the bandwagon. The Blue Jackets don't have a huge following, and the only way to change that is to mint new fans. Nashville/Vegas didn't enter the NHL with a huge fan base, but runs to the SCF brought them in by the bucket. Hopefully, that can happen here.

Second, I can sympathize with your position. I grew up an Avalanche fan and have been able to justify it as a Western/Eastern conference split that doesn't impact my rooting interest too much. Obviously, that changed for you with the re-alignment. But the truth is, if you're a certain age (both of us are, evidently), nobody grew up a Blue Jackets fan because they didn't yet EXIST! So I think this notion of shaming people for having a second team needs to be tempered. 

Keep on posting, and as you said, let's make Columbus a hockey destination!