Live From St. Louis !!!!
By: Jeff Little • March 27th, 2009
After the incredible effort last night, I was keyed up and could not sleep, so I finished up post game blog entry, playoff update, etc., mindful of the fact that wife and I needed to arise at 4:15 am for our flight to St. Louis.
So, a little worse for the wear, we headed out and arrived without incident, getting a 1 day head start on the rest of the Jacket Backers contingent arriving tomorrow. We were treated to a pretty rough flight, courtesy of a storm system scheduled to hit Columbus tomorrow. Arrived in St. Louis to very chilly and windy conditions — and of course I declined my wife’s suggestion to bring a jacket.
Staying at the Sheraton just a lob wedge away from the Scottrade Center, and have already paid the first installment of our Missouri Transit Tax at the Lumiere Casino. More to follow, I am sure. Trying to find out if we can get in to see the morning skate tomorrow, so if anybody has info on this, let me know.
Off to a comedy show this evening a small club in The Landing, presumably preceded by dinner nearby. It warned up a bit today, but is not “shorts and T-Shirt” weather.
We have the blue hair in our suitcases, the camera ready, appropriate CBJ attire and are ready to see us move closer to the Promised Land. I will provide updates here as I can, and via Twitter when I can’t. Look for us on the broadcast!! Go Jackets!!
A native of the SF Bay Area, my first exposure to hockey was the SF/Oakland/California Golden Seals, including Charlie Finley and the white skates. Fast forward to the late 1980's when Gretzky and the Kings came up to the Bay Area for an exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, for which we had glass seats. I was at the first San Jose Sharks game in the Cow Palace, and followed them for their first few pathetic years, before moving to Columbus in 1994. I attended the first pro-NHL rally downtown, and have been a season ticket holder since Day 1, wife & I are active in the Jacket Backers, and son is an avid fan as well. I cover the Jackets for Inside Hockey, and contribute regularly to a variety of hockey sites. I maintain contact with the Jackets organization, and like to dig into stories, bringing a fresh, and sometimes irreverent perspective to hockey.
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