The Blue Jackets may have lost a game tonight, but they gained far more than that. In trading scoring blows with the Detroit Red Wings, taking the best they had and giving it right back to them, the Jackets climbed far up the ladder in seasoning, respect and character.There will be plenty of time to [...]April 24th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
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About 20 minutes to puck dropping, and unfortunately this is a much different atmosphere than Tuesday. Where the seats were packed long before the game started then, Nationwide is 70% empty right now, with the majority apparently still outside, perhaps engaging in the consumption of an adult beverage or two. I am sure the energy [...]April 23rd, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
When Chicago’s first shot on net hit the bar, bounced up, landed on Mason’s back and into the goal, you had the sense that this might be a rather bizarre game. Consider the following: The CBJ’s first goal comes on a redirection by Umberger, with his back to the net, after Voracek cuts off Huet’s [...]March 19th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
Our young guys got a taste last night of what happens if you play tentatively. Good lesson, and time to move on. Due to work commitments, I came in toward the end of the second period. Climbed in the car just as they announced Williams’ goal, and got home to see Nash’s goal and the [...]March 6th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
The Jackets came out of the gate last night, acting as though they expected a game very similar to Edmonton — sort of a feeling out process in the first, followed by a ramped up style of play. They were half right. The Vancouver game was similar to the Edmonton game, in the sense that [...]March 2nd, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
This was a win, or at least an OTL, that slipped squarely through the pads of Pascal Leclaire. While he made a good save now and again, he was often a half step slow, looking behind him, and gave up two awful goals. No excuse for the game winner for an NHL starting goalie. Overall, [...]November 29th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued