We're just over one day until the NHL locks out its players. Negotiations, by every account I can see, have stalled. And...the Columbus Blue Jackets are golfing.
The CBJ Foundation apparently is holding its annual golf outing today. I'm not going to begrudge the Foundation for an event that surely was scheduled long ago, nor am I going to begrudge the team and its (for now) players for giving their time to help the charitable causes of the Foundation.
But tell me the irony isn't there. One of the NHL's most reliable teams for springtime golf over the past 12 seasons, taking to the course once again as their season crumbles around them.
Here's the team photo, drawn from the Blue Jackets' Instagram feed:
Try coming up with a caption or two. (If you're going to crack on Dubinsky's pants, by the way, make sure it's good because that joke is just too easy. But double points if you can come up with a good one for the lurker behind Ryan Johansen.)
Mine: Steve Mason puts on a brave face as his teammates talk behind his back again, this time literally.