Sunday, October 11, 2015
Oh No!! We Didn't Win the First Half Mile of The Marathon!
Literary license is a great thing. First of all, the CBJ are actually 0.648 miles into the marathon that is the 2015-16 season. Second of all, we are talking about hockey, but the analogy is apt. It is important to remember that an 0-2 start was always on the table the moment the schedule came out. That's a tough opening sequence, starting with a home and home with the Rangers. It's true the result happened in ignominious fashion, which ain't real fun, but this doesn't define the season. Time for the CBJ to bow their neck and get to work. Get in the system, and find some urgency. That's when we play best. And time to circle a couple of games later in the season, then forget it.
I am on record somewhere in the Twitterverse this summer as being of the opinion that the Rangers would regress this year. Good call, huh? And I would say my already high opinion of Alain Vigneault has reached new found levels of respect. No longer saddled with the Sedin twins, he has the Rangers cooking on all cylinders, a team that is better than the sum of its parts, with a world class goalie. So good on them. It's a long season, we'll check in later.
According to Puck Rakers the CBJ had a meeting today. Hopefully they concluded that they don't play Rangers hockey as well as the Rangers, and that it's time to play some Blue Jackets hockey. We'll see in the matinee game, tomorrow at 3 PM!