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Is this Columbus' Worst Nightmare?

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04-28-2013, 08:20 PM
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Not a nightmare at all. The Nash trade, the gaborik trade, getting Bobrovsky, and still getting some picks is a WAY better way of rebuilding than the Edmonton way.

Columbus added okay players that can contribute up and down the lineup. They're actually building a team to be competitive now. Draft picks will add depth and skill to a team that is very hard working. I expect the BJs to be competitive team for the next few years and then take it to the next level.

Moving to the Atlantic will benefit them BIG TIME.

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04-28-2013, 08:30 PM
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I think they would have been top 8 in the league despite the half season. They were really starting to rumble..Time just ran out on them

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04-28-2013, 08:49 PM
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The Blue Jackets have had three good seasons: 2000, 2008 and 2012.... The most exciting and hard fought has been 2012.. Even Columbus Dispatch professional writers coined the Saturday game vs. the Nashville Predators "as likely the most meaningful regular-season game in the history of what will be a sold-out Nationwide Arena."

It's been the best dream not nightmare, it has defined a new era.... More to come.


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04-28-2013, 08:52 PM
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Of course not. This mentality on hfboards that 13th is better than 9th is insane.

This season was nothing but positive for the organization.
This. They showed they're heading in the right direction. Management changes have been great so far and hopefully they start paying off as soon as next season.

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04-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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I think it was important for CBus to generate something before their move to the East. Right away they gain an important rivalry with Detroit between both of them being in the Central division coming East and having fought for this playoff spot. They've also got some intrigue with the Rangers for all the players that have switched.

I think they've started to establish their identity and hopefully they can build on this success (so long as it doesn't come at the expense of the Leafs, of course).

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04-28-2013, 09:35 PM
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The Jackets finally hired a GM with a clue. Need to continue with the effort every night. Personally Im glad they're headed to the East next year. Going to make games difficult for a lot of teams.

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05-01-2013, 08:35 PM
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This season is far from a nightmare.

We've found a goalie and while Bob may not be Venzina favorite good next year, his work ethic and attitude suggests we've found a good NHL starter, and that alone would make the season.

We have speed and depth, particularly in the blueline, which should help Bob repeat his performance.

We can roll lines, even our grinders can be counted on late in the game.

We have kids coming up. And three first rounders. Ryan Murray should be healthy. Boone Jenner is looking like a beast. More depth, and with skill.

We have speed and attitude.

And ask yourself if Chicago isn't happy we missed the playoffs.

In Columbus we're soooooo looking forward to next season.

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05-01-2013, 08:50 PM
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The only nightmare could be if Bobrovsky ends up being a one year wonder. If that happens, they could find themselves back near the bottom of the heap next year. And paying a goalie a high sum again.

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Sure they aren't a top 5 pick, but they just earned a lot more consideration for free agents.

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05-01-2013, 09:11 PM
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05-02-2013, 08:28 AM
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Yeah, I think things are looking up for Columbus, the fact they have 3 1st rounders in a loaded draft this year's also a good thing.

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05-02-2013, 11:34 PM
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This was almost the complete opposite of a nightmare. This just shows good signs to come.
Thats under the false assumption teams always improve year to year. Remember how the young Oilers with Cogliano and Gagne were gonna be a playoff force? Goes to show how teams that show promise can sink back to the bottom.

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05-03-2013, 02:35 AM
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Maybe as far as draft picks go, they took a step back.

But as a culture, as a hockey club, they took some massive steps forward this year. Can't wait to see how they bounce back next year

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