Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/20/13
So, here are some quick thoughts I have after getting some good shuteye after last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets. As Dennis Green would say, Columbus “is who we thought they were, but we let them off the hook.” The Blue Jackets had a great mix of speed and determination in last night’s opener, showing of a Columbus team that seems (in my opinion) like an overall better squad without Rick Nash. Granted, you can never replace a Rick Nash, but the pieces that came over in the trade already impressed last night. I was thoroughly impressed by the play of Roman Josi last night. He stepped into the role that is normally held by Ryan Suter and performed admirably. His 27:30 led the way in ice time for Nashville, right in front of Shea Weber’s 25:07. Weber said that Josi had what it took for people to forget about Ryan Suter, so far he seems dead on correct. While I was impressed by the play of the Smith/Wilson/Hornqvist line to start the game last night, I was less impress...
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