Noted, and will do. Thanks for the suggestion!
Starting 5-3-2, 7-3-0 and now 6-4-0 the last three seasons isn't "starting on time?"
The reality is that few teams have their shit together in October, but those who keep themselves in the race have a real chance. The Blue Jackets have some things to work out, but here's a stat that may interest you: they have not been under .500 since Oct. 27, 2016.
This is kind of what I'm getting at. It's almost as though they expect to be feared, which just isn't going to happen.
That's awfully misleading. The standings are compact and they're a game out of the division lead.
Without inferring too much, it's clear that Bobrovsky – through his own words – has taken issue with the Blue Jackets discussing his postseason struggles. You'll recall his unprompted mentioning of a sports psychologist (and how he doesn't need one) after the Blue Jackets were eliminated by the Capitals and he felt his performance in that series was good enough. The team, and coaches, obviously felt differently. Bobrovsky's opinion of his own play has longed seemed at odds with the team's.
I'm sure it's more than an alleged list; for any player with a no-trade clause, the team usually has some indication or idea of where the player would be willing to move to.,
There's a glass half-full/half-empty trend developing...the Blue Jackets can create scoring chances (they had 40 on Saturday) but they're not very good on the business end of them. To score two goals on 60-plus chances against Corey Crawford and Darcy Kuemper isn't encouraging.