Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monster Mania!

Ahhhhh!   Look what Icethetics has done!!!!
The lads over at Puck Rakers are forecasting that the deal is going to go down, and that starting tomorrow, the first domino of the transition of the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate from the Springfield Falcons to Cleveland's Lake Erie Monsters will fall tomorrow.  Check out the rendering from Icethetics that I found on a Google search of Monsters images.  How cool is that gonna look!?!  Think of the possibilities!

Gosh I am super excited about this move.  I have lots of friends in Cleveland that are kinda 'meh' about hockey and the Blue Jackets, but with this connection I have many nefarious plans for road trips already starting to come together.  This is a great time for a Cleveland team to get started, as the CBJ have a lot of talent in the pipeline, the pipeline is going to get some significant additions this June, and the affiliate should be a good team for awhile.  The games are played at Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cavs, and a very nice facility for an AHL operation.

This is just such a great, natural fit that will allow us to keep a much closer eye, as fans, on the development of our prospects.  This is a very nice move by our business folks, and they deserve an 'atta boy'!

The affiliation with Springfield has been really positive for the Blue Jackets, and for Springfield.  The team made the playoffs for the first time in many years with Jackets talent on board, and it has been a mutually beneficial arrangement.  The Falcons have been good to us, but I really look forward to having our minor league players more accessible going forward.



  1. So the whole springfield roster just moves to Cle?