IMO, I'd be willing to take a gamble & trade Korpi for a scorer. Elvis has more upside.
How about Gerbe?! I like this dude. 5'4"??!!
It will be huge for the CBJ if this dude comes through and is a better than average goalie.
A lot of good this does for us now. Should've been a 5 minute major. It could've swung the momentum. I think they were hesitant to call it due to the controversy over the 5 minute major that was called in game 7 of the SJ/Vegas series.
Duchene - 1st period
Speaking of our captain, I'd love to see him on the ice with Stamkos tonight after what happened at the end of the last game.
Indeed...it wasn't that long ago when we were only relying on the top line for scoring. And now all lines are contributing. it's a beautiful thing!
What a great video. It gets me jacked for tonight!
I love how the crowd went nuts for Bob while Jody was interviewing him after the game. C'mon Bob! Don'tcha want to sign the dotted line now?!
Hopefully Wenny will eventually regain form. Good luck to Texier, I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do.
Bjorkstrand - 1st
Me and my family go to several OSU hockey games per year. The last time ND was in town to play OSU, Jarmo was sitting right behind my family with another CBJ scout. He was really nice to my 11 & 7 year old sons and actually let them know who he was there to watch (Peeke and an OSU player).
The Jackets came up big for sure last night after a flat 1st period. And when it counted most. Such a huge win!
A game like this one could be a catalyst to a hot streak. Let's hope so.
Bread has been struggling. Getting into that scrap may just pull him out of it. Teams usually respond when a scorer snaps and throws down. He took a cheap shot, so I can't blame him for going after McAvoy.
I remember Mario Lemieux snapping a few times back in the day and pummeling dudes. Mario was a big dude though, so it wasn't as much of a surprise when he'd get the upper hand.
It's time to roll with Kincaid.
I know there's 19 games (I think?) left to go, but it feels like tonight is a must-win for the Jackets. They've done well against the Flyers, but they are about as hot as it gets right now. But you have to win these home games against teams you are fighting with for a playoff spot. Carolina is hot as well, and we all know how we've done versus the Pens. After losing Tuesday, we have 3 more home games on this stand, The schedule is not getting any easier, so I think we need at least 4-5 points out of these 3 games.
I wanted the Jackets to trade Bread as well. I also wanted them to deal Bob, if they could. But now since that did not happen, I'm going to sit back and enjoy this season, see where it goes, and not worry about the worst case scenarios for the UFAs. Hopefully, we will finish strong, solidify a playoff spot, and make a deep run.
Many times as a sports fan, I wanted my team's GM to say f*ck it, and go for it. Most times, it didn't happen and the GM played it safe for the long haul. So, I'm going to have fun with this and enjoy this ride. Go Jackets!
This is great news. I love that this makes me believe we're trying to make a playoff run this year. Over a point per game for Matt D.!
A Saturday night game in Vegas? I consider that a big fail on my part for not being there.
I have no ill will towards Russian players. I guess I'm just a little frustrated because the ones I mentioned were either really good, or had the potential to be really good. We obviously have had good apples too and still have others in the system that should contribute. We've had our fair share of divas and other players who wanted out besides Russians, I guess I just had to be reminded of them. I forgot how much both Carter & Foote pissed me off.
I guess Columbus just isn't for everyone. When you live in Columbus (or surroundings) and love it, it's hard to understand why some of these guys want out so badly. You hear of some veterans making a home here after hockey because they love the area so much, so you wonder what others that don't like it are thinking? For example, Andrew Cassels came back after retiring with the Caps to live here. He was my 7 year old son's coach last Winter at the Easton Chiller, and now has moved on to coach OSU Women's hockey (I think?). And I know there's a host of others like that.
Maybe it's the organization they want to get away from? That is frustrating because there's so much potential. There's a nice young nucleus and it's the only professional team in town (of the big 4). And even if you consider the Crew, their seasons hardly overlap. So the fans would be all-in with continued success. There's already a core that's in, regardless of how good the Jackets are doing.
I'm holding out hope that Bread stays. I feel it's 50-50 from what I've read.
It's time to move on from Bob. This shit's getting old and I'm sure the rest of the locker room feels the same way.
We've had the worst luck with Russian players. Zherdev, Svitov, Bob, & Bread....are there others?
Being he was our first superstar, I was really hoping he'd finish his career with the CBJ. Too bad the concussions got to him. Good luck with life after hockey.
He's the dynamic goal scorer we've always wanted. He's only 27, and we have the cap space. I say go for it, if you can convince him to stay. You have to try to capitalize on your window of opportunity when you have it.