Sunday, March 15, 2015

So What Do I Do With This?

Dano.  Really?  Jeez-O-Man he put some moves on tonight.
Bah.  I don't know what to say.  The Blue Jackets lost tonight in highly entertaining fashion in a four point game against Carolina who trails the CBJ in points.  A Western road trip looms for our guys, and the yin and yang of wanting to win and wanting to lose gains more weight.

Promise to self.  I'm not gonna look at the standings to see where we might pick.  In the absence of a 13 game winning streak, we are gonna pick well.  Either we hit the lottery, or we don't.  I'm okay with that.  But games like this help, no matter what.

Ok, I had fun tonight, and in the swirl of renewing season tickets, I lost track of Carolina drawing ahead.  In spite of that, the Jackets kept playing pretty good hockey.  The Wennberg-Dano-Hartnell line was dangerous all night, and Dano put a really sick assist on Hartnell's goal.  Gosh darn, I know other teams are going to watch tape, but Dano undressed defensemen a couple of times in this game.

Ok, it's late, and I have to work tomorrow.  A top six pick is a really great pick.  A top 5 pick and there is a darn good player available.  A top four pick, and we get our choice of darn good players.  I still think we'll be picking 6 or 7.  But an improbable loss at home tonight, puts us in a good situation.  Make no mistake, the loss of Wisniewski is noticeable.  Teams have no fear with challenging the points on our power play.  It was that way before Wiz came here, it is that way now that he is departed.  There is no substitute for a cannon from the right point.  Wiz had that.  We don't anymore.  When was the last time you saw a penalty killer writhing in pain on the ice?  Anyway, that is water under the bridge at this point, and a trade that Jarmo has yet to overcome.  I'm a big fan of the GM, but the Wisniewski trade was misguided.  I'll address that more fully when Wiz comes back to town as a Duck.    Rant complete.  Time to get some rest.


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