Sunday, April 08, 2007

Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have run out of excuses. True fan anger can begin. The team came into this season with a pseudo-all-star roster and a repentant child's share of promises, and it left it with players' tails between skates and reddened bottoms.
The sadder truth is the blame can't even befall the normal (and more widely acceptable) scapegoats of athletic failure. General Manager Doug MacLean spent big and seemingly smartly, arming the team for at least one year with a good mix of young, emerging talent and solid veteran leadership. Gerard Gallant and Hitchcock utilized opposite coaching methods in trying to rally their troops toward cohesive play.
The Blue Jackets have proven they can't listen to coaches, and it doesn't seem like they really listen to one another.

But when you're grossly overpaid and grossly under-performing, there's two sounds that still catch attention: a wild, unending stream of boos, or worse, silence


Anonymous said...

Vote with you wallet.

Season ticket holders should call in and say they plan to cancel next years tickets.

Hit 'em where it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree if they have the same team next year.They will be right at the bottom again.

Drew said...

"Pseudo All Star Lineup"?

Where are you watching from, and can I join you. It sounds great!