Calgary deserves their slot atop the Northwest Division. They have lots of skill, speed and know how to handle time and situation. We challenged them for 20 minutes, but failed to cash in on the opportunities and allowed Calgary to control the pace from the mid-second period on.A bad omen when a normally harmless rebound [...]February 25th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
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Mama always said there would be days like this . . . The CBJ had just about everything go wrong tonight that could go wrong, and dropped a 7 – 3 decision to the Dallas Stars, further tightening the Western Conference playoff race. The tone was set early when Dallas gets three goals on 8 [...]February 1st, 2009 | Jeff Little | 5 comments | Continued
For 50 minutes of hockey, the Bluejackets did everything I indicated they should do in my game preview — they checked, they kept the New Jersey forwards at the perimeters, possessed the puck in the offensive zone, stayed out of the box, and got timely saves from Mason. It was a chess match, with most [...]January 17th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 5 comments | Continued
As we head into the Motor City with our band of walking wounded, it is tempting to abandon all hope. However, from this seat, I see a recipe for success, even with the ranks depleted. Keys for tonight’s game: 1. Strength in our own zone — from Mason on out, we need to disrupt Detroit’s [...]January 6th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
A poor showing by the team tonight, all the way around. Sure, we got jobbed by the NHL officiating crew again (see below), but that did not cost us the game. Here is what I saw:Poor Energy — We took the first 10 minutes off, and LA didn’t. Result was 2 goals against, and Mason [...]December 24th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 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
Predatory Visit — Nashville comes to town, which customarily has the local scribes and other pundits wailing and beating their breasts about the imminent loss. Never more so than now, on the heels of a shutout West Coast trip. Sure history supports their angst, but consider that half of the CBJ roster has no experience, [...]December 11th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued