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From General Manager Scott Howson all the way down to goaltender Steve Mason, the Columbus Blue Jackets are covered in the paint of disappointment, as a fresh coat seems to be applied every time this band of merry bottom-dwellers takes the ice.
There is just so much wrong with this 2-11-1 squad that it would be impossible to examine all of its failures, but allow me to give you the lowlights.
Once an up-and-coming young goalie, Steve Mason has proven to everyone that he does not have what it takes to start in the NHL, posting a vile .869 save percentage and an astonishing 3.7 goals-against average.
Mammoth offseason acquisition, Jeff Carter, has missed most of the start of the season with injuries; he has only appeared in five games and has yet to find the back of the net.
Lastly, while the infinitely better division rival St. Louis Blues canned head coach Davis Payne in favor of Ken Hitchcock, Scott Howson has yet to make any significant move to either relieve Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel of his position, or find a replacement who could help right the ship in Columbus.
Despite the high expectations of the Blue Jackets faithful heading into this season, the team is nothing short of a travesty.