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Comment 04 Sep 2019

Not to mention the pathetic history of our first round picks since the inception of the franchise. 

So far it’s Rick, PLD and Zach - and then a whole bunch of nada who have made a difference for the club (Murray could make the list of serviceable if he bounces back).  We’re batting well south of the Mendoza line. 

Comment 11 Aug 2019

Too early to call this. Let’s wait and see how things shake out first. I do like the fact that the organization seems to be taking a more proactive role in getting people who WANT to play in CBUS first and foremost.  The franchise has pretty much been snakebit since day one with numerous examples of folks who don’t view CBUS as a good NHL city. But I’d like to think that narrative is changing and this current front office is to be commended for that. 

Comment 10 Aug 2019

I’d be ok with Justin Williams signing. Doubt it happens cause I think he wants Carolina (or even over here somewhere on east coast cause he has lots of family in the area). Be a really solid veteran presence.  

Comment 06 Aug 2019

“The lower expectations for Columbus this season” 

Sorry - my expectations for this upcoming season aren’t lowered and I expect playoffs. As a fan base, we’ve been told to trust the process (stealing from the 76’ers motto over here the last couple years).  Jarmo and the front office swear up and down that the “kids” are ready for showtime - otherwise why have they done virtually nothing to help this team get better this offseason. 

Jarmo and the front office are skating on a fairly slippery slope. If this goes well he will undoubtedly look like a genius. However, if it goes south then the “shine” (if you can even call it that) of the moderate playoff success of last season will quickly wear off if we’re significantly out of the playoffs by Xmas. Time will tell - but my expectations will and will always remain that CBJ be competitive and get to the playoffs. 

Comment 04 Aug 2019

Love your optimism - and frankly I hope you’re right and I’m wrong. However facts are we barely made the playoffs with the team we had. Without Bob and Artemi, I’m just not seeing it. And unless a rabbit emerges, I think it’s gonna be a very VERY long season - especially since pretty much every team has worked to improve themselves and we’ve worked to pretty much do zippo.