I’m sitting at home watching the Columbus Blue Jackets .vs. Nashville Predators on cable television (and simultaneously listening to the Dayton Flyers basketball game on radio). I must say that the Blue Jackets are an ugly team… They are out-hustled to the puck in the corners, and the team is very soft when it comes to using the body. It’s obvious that the Columbus players are intimidated in almost every physical situation. It’s very frustrating watching this team struggle after five years (I’ve had too many years of rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals).
While I’ve always had the greatest respect for players such as Sergei Fedorov, it appears that he has lost his passion for the game. And what’s the deal with this Carter guy they added to the team? This basketball player doesn’t have the slightest notion of back-checking (he got burned for a goal tonight). Although Columbus just fired their coach, it appears that they may just have the wrong player personnel and it’s time to clean house.