Despite dominating large swaths of the game, the CBJ dropped another one to their new nemesis — the St. Louis Blues. Don’t know what it is about this team, but we have a lot of trouble with these guys, and objectively there is no reason for it. Tonight’s loss was all about not finishing, both [...]February 4th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
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On November 29th, I wrote the following in this blog:No guarantees, but mark this date down as the day the Jackets became a team, found some identity, and took a big step forward. Bravo!!! The context of that quote was a 3 – 0 victory over the Washington Capitals at Nationwide Arena, against a Caps [...]January 10th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 3 comments | Continued
The boys put together a very nice, solid effort tonight in their 3 – 1 victory over the Islanders. But for an unfortunate bounce of the puck, Mason could have had his 3rd shutout of the season. As Hitch said in the Dispatch this morning, the Islanders have a diffcult style to play against, and [...]December 14th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
Hitchcock’s latest offensive experiment is paying off! What? No, no — not the Wilson at wing experiment. The “Get The Puck To Commodore” experiment!!! 7 shots on goal, including a beauty from 50 feet to tie the game in the 3rd (aided by a nifty Umberger screen), just when fans thought another great effort was [...]December 12th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
As the season progresses, keep 9:34 PM EST on November 29 in the back of your mind. That was the time that the CBJ closed out a magnificent 3 -0 victory over the Washington Capitals, but more importantly, it signified several important milestones:1. A Complete Effort — 60 minutes of hard charging, smart, tough hockey. [...]November 30th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued