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
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Who did not know that this one was going to be a war?? With Nashville having its back very much against the wall after a loss last night in Chicago, they were in a “must win” situation to keep their playoff hopes realistically alive. Every write-up leading up to this game focused on the first [...]April 5th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 1 comment | Continued
The Columbus Bluejackets beat the Calgary Flames tonight, 5 – 0. Let me repeat that . . . the Columbus Bluejackets beat the Calgary Flames tonight, 5 -0. And you know what? The game wasn’t that close! Playing the most spirited 60 minutes of masterfully executed hockey that I can remember seeing, at both ends [...]March 27th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
Had a full day of domestic chores yesterday, getting the prodigal son ready to go back to Miami U. after Spring Break, etc., so had the opportunity to bask in the glow of the Jackets’ current 4 games stretch. What kind of odds could you have gotten in Vegas that the Jackets would beat Detroit, [...]March 15th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
A tough, tight, checking period for most of the time. The Jackets did a great job of keeping composure and pressure on. Umberger stepped to the front this period, with everyone chipping in. Although Mase was not busy, he made some key stops on the ocassional miscue. Even though we are not scoring a lot [...]March 13th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
TSN.ca is reporting that the Jackets have traded Leclaire and a 2nd round pick to Ottawa for Vermette! Confirmed by Puck-Rakers and THN. This is Vermette’s fourth full year in the league, after being a 2nd round pick by Ottawa in the 2000 draft. He posted 19-20-39 in the 2005-06 season, 21-12-33 in 2006-2007 and [...]March 4th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
Just a couple of quick items to get the day started:– CBJ fans have been doing a great job of representing on the Colorado Av’s blog referenced here yesterday! Nicely done. For those who have not had a chance to visit, here is the link.– My sources from Ottawa and Quebec (yes, I really have [...]January 13th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued