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Top 6 Spaling 04-18-2013 05:24 PM

Room aboard the bandwagon?
 
I hope there's room for one more, because this Preds fan is hopping onboard the Blue Jacket bandwagon. Not only am I rooting for you to make - and do well in - the playoffs, but once the divisions change, I am adopting CBJ as my eastern conference team. Why?

1. No tanking: Everyone wrote you off this year, but rather than giving up and losing for a pick, your guys battle on and on. Amid an age where "If you don't think you can win, lose" is the mob mentality, it's nice to see a team not give up.

2. Sbov: I play goalie myself so a big part of me liking any team is who is between the pipes. I love what Bob has done this year, playing Vezina caliber right after leaving Philly (ok, so I'm bitter about the offer sheet). Seems like he has quite a work ethic too.

3. The Nash traded helped you: As a Nashville fan, I appreciate any team that is better with everyone contributing, up and down the lineup, rather than relying on one or two guys. I know you have Gabby now, but I love how this team has a "everyone contributes, and we win by depth" attitude.

4. Jarmo: First European GM. He comes in and trades for Gaborik...pretty good replacement for Howson. I like what he's doing.

5. Jack Johnson: When I heard about the Carter trade, my first though was "Man, JJ must be pissed." I saw a post trade interview with him, and he was bubbly with excitement about his new team and challenge. I love his compete level and attitude. Seems like a great leader for you all.

Hopefully I'll get the chance to watch you all more now that I have Center Ice. Good luck.

TL,DR: I'm rooting for you all this year and long-term as my East team. Preds are still #1, but I'm hopping aboard. Think of me as the anti-Viqsi :naughty:

Mayor Bee 04-18-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64193433)
TL,DR: I'm rooting for you all this year and long-term as my East team. Preds are still #1, but I'm hopping aboard. Think of me as the anti-Viqsi :naughty:

If you're the anti-Viqsi, that makes you an incredibly illogical guy who thinks that Ryan Johansen should be traded for spare parts.

Basically, you'll fit in with 90% of this board.;)

FANonymous 04-18-2013 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee (Post 64195087)
If you're the anti-Viqsi, that makes you an incredibly illogical guy who thinks that Ryan Johansen should be traded for spare parts.

Basically, you'll fit in with 90% of this board.;)

Or perhaps just someone who isn't interested in setting other people on fire?

Mayor Bee 04-18-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by FANonymous (Post 64195363)
Or perhaps just someone who isn't interested in setting other people on fire?

Someone who isn't into immolation isn't someone I care to associate with.

EDM 04-18-2013 06:19 PM

Welcome aboard. Please ignore Mayor Bee. Most if the rest of us do.

BlueJacket2 04-18-2013 06:54 PM

I want to know...where will you stand on April 27th ? :p:


Welcome!

Top 6 Spaling 04-18-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueJacket2 (Post 64200665)
I want to know...where will you stand on April 27th ? :p:


Welcome!

We're tanking hardcore, so go BJs!

Note: Not saying I like tanking, but we need to lose right now.

major major 04-18-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64201535)
We're tanking hardcore, so go BJs!

First of all, we're not the BJ's.

Second, welcome onto the bandwagon. There's plenty of room. It will be a little different for you and the newcomers than for the long-timers here. You won't experience quite the level of our joy and astonishment because you haven't experienced the years of frustration. But welcome nonetheless.

Top 6 Spaling 04-18-2013 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by major major (Post 64204127)
First of all, we're not the BJ's.

Second, welcome onto the bandwagon. There's plenty of room. It will be a little different for you and the newcomers than for the long-timers here. You won't experience quite the level of our joy and astonishment because you haven't experienced the years of frustration. But welcome nonetheless.

But it's such a good nickname! :laugh:

BlueJacket2 04-18-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64205157)
But it's such a good nickname! :laugh:

You are making enemies. :D

HoldFast13 04-18-2013 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64205157)
But it's such a good nickname! :laugh:

Yeah so is "The Preds" like when you hear girls say "Look at that creepy guy over there, he looks like a total pred."

Sore Loser 04-18-2013 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by HoldFast13 (Post 64209881)
Yeah so is "The Preds" like when you hear girls say "Look at that creepy guy over there, he looks like a total pred."

This coming from a guy whose team's arena used to be the "Gaylord Entertainment Center" ... Don't put too much thought into him calling us the BJs, we can just remind him of that.

forktie 04-18-2013 08:16 PM

I didn't realize how big the bandwagon was getting until I visited the hockey page on ******. Holy cow. I hope we continue to win. It would mean so much.

joshjoshjosh 04-18-2013 08:22 PM

I call them the BJs.

Top 6 Spaling 04-18-2013 08:53 PM

Ok, so whats the acceptable nickname?

Yeah....Gaylord was a rough time for us.

LeftBackLegend 04-18-2013 09:05 PM

A Wings fan here... a friend of mine is a CBJ diehard, so I've been following your (ill) fortunes for some years now. Just wanted to say that if this is the season we finally miss the playoffs, I hope it's you lot who pip us to the 8th spot, and should it happen, I'll be cheering for you all the way. :handclap:

eljefe72 04-18-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64215475)
Ok, so whats the acceptable nickname?

Yeah....Gaylord was a rough time for us.

The Jackets or CBJ.

Double-Shift Lassť 04-18-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64215475)
Ok, so whats the acceptable nickname?

Yeah....Gaylord was a rough time for us.

CBJ or Jackets will do just fine. Welcome aboard.

And Vix isn't the ony Preds fan up here. Got family down there and have been to at least one Preds home game in each season. I still have my #21 Fitzgerald t-shirt.

thos 04-18-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64215475)
Ok, so whats the acceptable nickname?

Yeah....Gaylord was a rough time for us.

Hummers?

Double-Shift Lassť 04-18-2013 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by thos (Post 64218901)
Hummers?

No. That's just stupid.

Mayor Bee 04-18-2013 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Double-Shift Lassť (Post 64218315)
CBJ or Jackets will do just fine. Welcome aboard.

And Vix isn't the ony Preds fan up here. Got family down there and have been to at least one Preds home game in each season. I still have my #21 Fitzgerald t-shirt.

And I occasionally rock the mustard alternate.

Sore Loser 04-18-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64215475)
Yeah....Gaylord was a rough time for us.

So you know how we feel about being called "BJs" ;)

I've never truly disliked the Preds, I just get sick of seeing the Jackets lose to them all the time. I will admit to hating some of their players (Scott Hartnell being right at the top of that list); but I'm a big Shea Weber fan, stemming from his time with Kelowna.

Welcome aboard the wagon ... hopefully, things keep going our way.

Oh_so_saad 04-18-2013 11:23 PM

Common blue jackets beat LA

Viqsi 04-19-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling (Post 64193433)
TL,DR: I'm rooting for you all this year and long-term as my East team. Preds are still #1, but I'm hopping aboard. Think of me as the anti-Viqsi :naughty:

"Mirror" Viqsi would be more apropos. Bizarro Viqsi is already out there, having regular conversations with TW and others about how Umberger is the greatest player in the NHL bar none and we should never have fired Scott Howson. :)

Welcome aboard.

Frank Gallagher 04-19-2013 01:21 PM

Welcome aboard!

I'm a Pens fan first, but have been following the Jackets since I started getting into hockey in '08. I chose them as my 'West team' and now they're moving East, so they're just my second team now. :laugh:

Probably going to be rivals in the future, but I still love the CBJ, at least until the usurp the Pens for a Cup. ;)


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