Found July 26, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Last night the Columbus Blue Jackets official Twitter account decided to pick on one of my readers, so I felt compelled to step in and that's when things got a little interesting.Let's just say they didn't know who they were dealing with. Here's the timeline...No response from Blue Jackets = OWNED!!!!!It's one thing to get burned by the Rangers on the Nash trade, but to also get smacked down by a Blueshirts blogger in the same week? That's rough.With terrible comebacks like that, you have to assume Scott Howson is also running the Blue Jacket's Twitter account.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Breaking Down The Blue Jackets/Rangers Trade

from Stu Hackel of the Red Light, Well, the immediate evaluation on the deal overwhelmingly criticized Howson for not getting more in return, a chorus that included my friend and colleague Adrian Dater and, strangely, the man whose own failures as the first Blue Jackets GM played a large role in their perpetual futility, Doug MacLean (via Twitter), who is now a hockey analyst...

Replacing Dubinsky and Anisimov

When the Rangers acquired Rick Nash, they did so by dealing two roster players that played key roles on the bottom six forwards. Losing Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov may not look like much, especially when they are dealt for someone like Rick Nash. However, it does lead to the discussion of how to replace these players, especially Dubinsky, who was one of the Rangers top defensive...

Afternoon Line

What’s most exciting for me is that the Blue Jackets won’t be a flashy or glamorous group. It may sound odd, but glitz can sometimes be dangerously confused with a guarantee (what’s the line from “Tommy Boy” about a guarantee?). From a fan’s perspective, the one guarantee I would be looking for is that my team shows up every night and competes like crazy—win or lose...
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