Happy new year! Blue Jackets style.

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Happy new year! Blue Jackets style.

So the new year has made its way into the picture. Resolutions are sprouting up across the globe. How about that Winter Classic by the way! I watched the whole thing on TV, and it looked like yet another spectacular event. I really hope the NHL can continue the effort on that event. We see two division rivals go head-to-head in an outdoor battle. A high scoring, back-and-forth game that gave way to a Red Wings win… Chicago looked great though at times, and I think they have a chance to do some damage in the playoffs this year. But back to what really matters right. What will the new year bring to the Blue Jackets. Hopefully, it brings some brighter days back. Mason is really holding the fort for us now. Wow! The possibility of a trade still looms in many minds of Blue Jackets fans. I am interested to see what they do if anything. Hopefully it is not as stupid as the Z trade. That guy is ripping it up for the Rangers. I sure do miss him, even if he was crazy. We might have two all-stars at the game this year if we kept him around. He really helped on moving the puck into the zone on the power play and helped get things set up. That kid managed the half wall better than any of you (Jim don’t you say it). Could you imagine if we had Nash down in front of the net, Brassard and Zherdev on the half walls, and Russell and Tyutin? I think that might have better results for power plays. And think if we held onto Ray Whitney? He used to play the point for us, and Jaroslav Spacek was right there with him. Just a bit of dreaming/reminiscing merged there with the power play.

Back to the trade front…

We’ll have to see what happens. Just please don’t do anything stupid is all I ask of Mr. Howson. I’m not a fan of the Doug Weight rumors anymore, and never really was. Hold onto Mayorov! Pavel Kubina could be an interesting grab, but I feel like we would have to give up youth or Leclaire. I’m not a fan of trading Pascal, because we have NO ONE to back up Mason. Sorry, but he’s gonna get tired at some point. Not too sure how I feel about Antropov either, he seems a bit too slow for me, and we have trouble moving the puck around at a good pace (watch us on the power play). Let’s hope that we can get things back on the track in 09. One interesting bit though… We have come out the first half of a year/season with a winning record for the second time in a row. Last year was better than this year, but still that is pretty cool.

Posted in Bluejackets buzz   Tagged: Blue Jackets trade, Leclaire, New Year, Steve Mason, Zherdev   
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