Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/24/14
With five games left to play, the Columbus Blue Jackets currently sit in the 8th position in the Eastern Conference standings which, if the season ended today, would place them into the Stanley Cup playoffs as the second wild card team.  While this may not be considered much for many of the established National Hockey League (NHL) organizations, for a team which has qualified only once for the playoffs, qualifying for the playoffs would be cause for celebration. Their General Manager (GM), Jarmo Kekalainen, in little over one year, has directed the Blue Jackets organization to a near miss of the playoffs and is now positioned to qualify for it, this season. You would think, for a city starving for any taste of the playoffs, their fan-base and blogging community would be euphoric over the yeoman effort Kekalainen has done in such a short time; however, to read most of the local blogs and comments from fringe fans, both of which were and still are loyal to their departed GM, Scott Ho...
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