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10-22-2012, 10:51 AM
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S Kostitsyn calls Columbus "gloomiest city"

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...4628129/?z=otf

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Columbus isnt close to the gloomiest city in the NHL.

Say what you want about the franchise, Columbus as a city doesnt deserve that label.

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"Published Monday, Oct. 22 2012, 10:07 AM EDT"-

At least we answered the question "How long until Jackets Fans get their panties in a bunch about this and post a thread about it" The answer is 1 hour 44 minutes.

Yawn...

he can only say that because there isn't an NHL franchise in Cleveland anymore.

ba-dum-bum...

Anyway
I think this is appropriate here.

http://darkbluejacket.blogspot.com/2...ttle-baby.html

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it has been a very frustrating 12 years as a Blue Jackets fan. The team has been so bad for so long that just about everybody teases the team, the city, and its fans. You have to learn to read NHL power rankings from the bottom up if you want to find the CBJ write up quickly But don’t let it scare you from loving this team. Fans could have given up on this team years ago but they haven’t. It’s easy to pick on the CBJ, but remember only one team can win the Cup each year.
All that sentence was, was a meaningless toss in. A cheap way to fill space, and to make Canadians feel better about themselves. They got to dump on the US, and Columbus in particular.

I guess the real question is "When will Canada resp...

aww hell I'm not gonna beat that dead horse anymore.

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Cause you know, Russia is known for being all glitz and glamour.

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The comments with the article dumped pretty hard on SK. One confused Nashville with Columbus but there were no negatives directed towards our way.

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God, I just keep gaining more and more respect for this guy throughout the lockout. :

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Cool story bro.

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As if Columus' hate towards Nashville wasn'tt high enough

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As if Columus' hate towards Nashville wasn'tt high enough
One douchey, ignorant comment from a player with a questionable rep in the first place certainly isn't going to impact things very much. Especially when it's so hard to tell the difference between it and the douchey, ignorant comments Preds fans are known for.

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Cause you know, Russia is known for being all glitz and glamour.
Kostitsyn is not Russian and has never played there till this year...
I'm wondering what would he say about his hometown Novopolotsk. That's an industrial city with chemical and oil factories and nothing else.

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sucks to be columbus i guess

then agian no one comin to toronto either and we gota monnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy yyy forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dayssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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Meanwhile, when you google image Sergei's hometown...


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One douchey, ignorant comment from a player with a questionable rep in the first place certainly isn't going to impact things very much. Especially when it's so hard to tell the difference between it and the douchey, ignorant comments Preds fans are known for.
Oh, and we love you too.

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Oh, and we love you too.
I'm probably in the minority here, but I cheer for you guys as long as you aren't playing us. And always in the playoffs.

In other news, just keep piling on.

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We have a winner...the main board topic espouses moving us over Phoenix!

It took less than 5 hours.

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I don't know, I mean, as for a hockey player, I suppose it's a pretty gloomy situation.

But the city itself? I think it'd be hard to find another one that has so much going for it. Columbus is a cool city, a laid back city, and has a ton of stuff to do thanks to having a large young populous.

You want gloomy cities? Detroit is about 200 miles north.

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sucks to be columbus i guess

then agian no one comin to toronto either and we gota monnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy yyy forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dayssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
wht.

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An opinion from someone that holds little value

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Meanwhile, when you google image Sergei's hometown...

Looks like a secure area. Maybe the lack of barbed wire fences in Columbus is concerning for SK?

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Based on weather, past NHL success, immediate prospects of success, and overall hockey excitement in the town, Columbus is the least desirable place to play right now in the NHL. With good ownership, management, coaching and some time, everything but the weather can be changed.

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Based on weather, past NHL success, immediate prospects of success, and overall hockey excitement in the town, Columbus is the least desirable place to play right now in the NHL. With good ownership, management, coaching and some time, everything but the weather can be changed.
During a poll last year the Islanders won that, Columbus wasn't even in the bottom 5 (all that's released) I don't believe.

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Based on weather, past NHL success, immediate prospects of success, and overall hockey excitement in the town, Columbus is the least desirable place to play right now in the NHL. With good ownership, management, coaching and some time, everything but the weather can be changed.
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You want gloomy cities? Detroit is about 200 miles north.
I direct both of you to a city like Buffalo, or perhaps even New Jersey or Brooklyn (Islanders). The weather and economy in Columbus trumps Buffalo, Pittsburgh, or Detroit in a heartbeat. New Jersey and the Islanders (wherever they end up) are both going to be dismal for years to come, and are in generally undesirable areas.

To me, this is just an overrated athlete garnering long-desired but long-missed attention, turning the cameras on himself to prove that he's nothing but a useless, overpaid loudmouth.

If things are so bad here in North America, he can stay in Russia with his fellow over-hyped brother Andrei and former "superstar" teammate Alexander Radulov, who proved that even overweight players can dominate in the KHL.

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To finish my thoughts: As someone who grew up in Columbus but has lived and/or visited over 30 major cities in the US and Canada, I can honestly say that Columbus would be in my top-3 choices of places to live. It's a great city, generally clean, with fantastic people and plenty of opportunity. I would move back in a heartbeat.

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Maybe it's the route visiting teams take when they come to Columbus? A few years ago when L.A. traded Lubomir Vishnovsky to Edmonton, he made a negative comment towards the city of Edmonton.(He said he was basing it on his experience when they were in town and said something about the route the bus always took). Then after he got settled in and had a chance to explore more of the city, he had good things to say about Edmonton. Maybe if Kostitsyn was given a tour of the city, maybe he would change his tune.

I always remembered in the past, Edmonton and Buffalo were always 1 and 2 when it came down to, "team you least want to get traded to".

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