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by swerb » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:13 pm
by skatingtripods » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:06 pm
by Spin » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:39 pm
by swerb » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:04 pm
by skatingtripods » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:26 pm
swerb wrote:Anyone have any suggestions on any good hockey blogs?
by swerb » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:41 pm
skatingtripods wrote:swerb wrote:Anyone have any suggestions on any good hockey blogs?I take a lot of things from Puck Daddy, Yahoo's sports blog. They link a lot of blog excerpts, stuff like Down Goes Brown, and some others. If you're interested in fantasy advice/analysis and betting advice, DailyFacoff.com is a pretty good site. HockeysFuture.com is an awesome site, terrific hockey message board, but a lot of their writing is about prospects and draft coverage, not so much the current NHL.Hard to find a good blog about hockey because most are centralized on just one team. I don't know of any good Jackets ones.
by skatingtripods » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:18 pm
swerb wrote:Best Jackets Blogs IMO are http://www.lightthelamp.com and http://www.jacketscannon.com.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:39 am
by Rat_Tail » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:52 pm
by RickNashEquilibrium » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:01 pm
by skatingtripods » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:54 pm
RickNashEquilibrium wrote:One thing stymieing growth of hockey in the US is the interest/ability of kids to play the sport. Its both expensive to play (equipment, leagues, training) as well as to maintain (rink costs both for ice and building costs for an arena). My nephews are 7 and 8 and have played since they were 3 only because my bro/sister in law do well enough for themselves to afford it. Its very expensive, and if your kids gonna play, might as well spend the full monty.
by Spin » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:56 pm
by bac5665 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:39 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:55 pm
by swerb » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:02 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:The news comes out that they're only drawing about 10,000 viewers per game on FSNOHIO. Most of the games seem to be pretty full, better than I think they expected so far. The Oilers game was sold out.Still over .500 and only 8pts from the #3 seed. Still alot of hockey left.
by swerb » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:04 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:12 pm
by swerb » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:01 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:The friday night game should be pretty full. If it's your first time down for a game I suggest eating first....... the prices are friggin insane. Probably worse than or on par with NFL prices.
by Govbarney » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:20 pm
by swerb » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:53 pm
Govbarney wrote:Been a Jackets Fan ever since I first started attending OSU about 7 yrs ago , continued to support them after I moved around the country allot for the Military and now that I am settled back in Columbus I might soon be a season ticket holder ( I will also be at that Avalanche game Friday) I am first and foremost a Clevelander and grew up rooting for the Lumberjacks. Wish Cleveland would support the CBJ more. I think it would be great if the Cleveland AHL team could be the CBJ Affiliate, or if the CBJ could play a game or two up at the Q each year (Maybe bring the Cavs down to CBUS occasionally, a FSN exchange program if you will....)
by Spin » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:57 pm
by Govbarney » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:22 pm
by swerb » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:30 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:34 am
swerb wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:The friday night game should be pretty full. If it's your first time down for a game I suggest eating first....... the prices are friggin insane. Probably worse than or on par with NFL prices.We're gonna eat and drink somewhere in the arena district there before the game. Bierch brewery or the Frog, Bear, & Wild Boar.
by skatingtripods » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:02 pm
by Spin » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:25 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:48 am
Spin wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:The news comes out that they're only drawing about 10,000 viewers per game on FSNOHIO. Most of the games seem to be pretty full, better than I think they expected so far. The Oilers game was sold out.Still over .500 and only 8pts from the #3 seed. Still alot of hockey left.The Blue Jacks are only getting 13,337 per game, good for 28th in the league.Come on C-bus, we were pulling bigger numbers than that for indoor soccer, when the arena was 20 miles from nowhere. WITH an NBA franchise in the same building. When are they going to show us that's a "major league" town?
by Govbarney » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:50 am
by idoctribefan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:17 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:21 pm
Govbarney wrote:Just like with any losing team attendance has suffered , but for the first 7 years or so , even with a crap product on the ice this town really showed up each night, and when its at capacity Nationwide can get loud, I am talking Philadelphia or Detroit loud. I went to game 4 of the '09 Playoffs (1st and last time they made the Playoffs) by then Detroit was already up 3-0 and the writing was one the wall. But you couldn't tell that by being at the game. I judge CBJ interest by how many fans at the game I see wearing OSU gear and not CBJ gear, that night I could count the number of people wearing Scarlet & Grey on one hand.
by Spin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:53 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:In the tenth year of a franchise that made the playoffs one time... Of course it's going to fall off. Probably survived 5 years longer than they would've in Cleveland.... especially given how god awful and inept this team was.
And what does one team playing in the same building as another have to with anything? Were they playing on the same night in different parts?
Indoor Soccer... from what, 20 years ago?
Hey how are the Cleveland City Stars doing?
Columbus isn't a "Major League" town/city/province or whatever. It's a college football town, it always will be.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:20 pm
by swerb » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:16 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:08 pm
by skatingtripods » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:29 pm
by swerb » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:11 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Boll is tough, not the best fighter, but he'll fight just about anyone.
by skatingtripods » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:38 pm
swerb wrote:Will say, outside of Boll and Dorsett, this team lacks general toughness. And they play so much better when they do play physical. Or after Boll and Dorsett realize the team is having one of their soft starts (like th Avs game Friday), and just takes it upon themselves to go after someone to try and wake the team up.
While a elite center to bump Brassard and Vermette back a line would be nice, no team in the league would be helped more by a big, bad defenseman to play 20-25 min a night hitting people and anchoring the power play.
by skatingtripods » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:30 pm
by swerb » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:41 pm
skatingtripods wrote:Another gritty road W for the Jackets. 8-3-2 last 13, yet they've gotten just 3 points on the 8th seed, and Minnesota has a game in hand.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:42 am
skatingtripods wrote:Tough sell to get any free agents to Columbus.
by skatingtripods » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:26 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:skatingtripods wrote:Tough sell to get any free agents to Columbus.Yep. And the ones we do get always seem to suck (Carter, Modin, and Foote come to mind) and i'm on the verge of writing Vermette of totaly.
by Govbarney » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:16 pm
by Spin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:34 pm
by Spin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:40 pm
by skatingtripods » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:58 pm
Spin wrote:Whatever happened to the two players from the Cleveland area, the name escapes me? One played for the Jackets, and one did some time with the Monsters.Fritche?
by Govbarney » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:08 am
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