Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/23/14
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets finished one point out of the playoffs. Former GM Scott Howson's rule did not come back to bite them; they would have lost out to the Wild in the previous tie-breaker scenario (total wins), too. But this one stings. It stings for many because of the way this team played: so tough, so resilient, so full of passion and energy, even in a season when a compressed schedule made hamburger of their groins. About two hours after last night's game ended, three mini-dozers came through the Zamboni entrance and started ripping up the ice, always a depressing scene. Another hockey season has ended in Columbus ... but this was not like so many of the others. more
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