|The CBJ at practice on the ice at Nationwide Arena.|
Then Tressel goes down. Ugh. This ain't gonna be pretty. But as a CBJ fan, I'm used to that. One thought that I had, after reading the DBJ's post on the issue was that OSU fans might have a touch more sympathy for a team that's trying to climb the mountain, like the CBJ. Its easy to disdain those that are climbing when you are on top, but I think the Bucks have some climbing to do now as well.
Back to the CBJ, an impression that I had during the agony and ecstasy that was the 2010-11 CBJ season was that if the team had more practice time, they tended to play better. I also felt that this was an issue for the 2009=10 Jackets due to the schedule compression of an Olympic break. So I took a look to see if this impression was borne out in the Jackets won-loss record. It probably does not come as a shock to CBJ fans to find that in the most commonly scheduled interval, 2 games in 3 days, the CBJ fared very poorly. Particularly down the stretch. Improvement in this area is essential. The other thing that I didn't expect to find in this analysis was a weird microcosm of the season.