Sunday, December 5, 2010
Because we all need some motivation right now.
In a way, I can't blame those folks. The wounds are significant, and the feelings are still raw. At the same time, there are 82 games in the season...which means there's almost always another game right around the corner.
And Monday night's game really doesn't need help in terms of motivating the CBJ fanbase. Really, it doesn't.
Remember this guy to the right? His name is James Neal. Neal cheap-shotted Derek Dorsett into a nine-game absence from the roster last season. The NHL gave him The Taint and suspended him for two games. Not surprisingly, Dorsett's absence marked the beginning of the CBJ tailspin that cost Ken Hitchcock his head coaching job.
(And while I rarely blatantly promote my links, I HIGHLY recommend you go back and read those two. Really, go and read 'em - and watch the video clips. You'll understand when you're done. It's OK, I'll wait.)
Derek Dorsett's been waiting a year for this game. I've been waiting a year for it - and yeah, I'm going. How conveeeenient that it's part of my ticket package. I would love nothing more than for the Blue Jackets to destroy Marc Crawford, James Neal and the Dallas Stars every which way they can.
Tickets are still available - and they're pretty cheap. (As I type, "cheap" means as low as $10/seat.) Show up, cheer on the Blue Jackets and enjoy the festivities, folks.