Posted September 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
Things have changed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, not so long ago the lovable losers of the NHL. ''We feel, going into the season right now, that we have every right to win as much as anybody else does,'' said John Davidson, the club's director of hockey operations. ''I'm not sure that feeling was there going into last season.'' The reason isn't hard to pinpoint. The Blue Jackets were in their accustomed place in dead last in the NHL standings after the first 19 games (5-12-2) of the season, shortened to 48 contests because of the lockout. Then, all of a sudden, they caught fire. They went 19-5-5 the rest of the way and had the second-best record only to Pittsburgh in the final two months of the season. They won before increasingly large and vocal crowds at home, then went on the road and continued to win. So, even though they tied for the final playoff spot and lost on a tiebreaker, there's an entirely new and different feeling...

Columbus fans are the worst

Yea so we got trolled by this blog post under the " satire," rules of the Internet. And then some other Columbus Blue Jackets blog jobbed us.   Pens Fans and Satire / “ PENSBLOG: Blue Jackets pull single-game Penguin tickets off of Market. Via [ The Dar...” — DKM Hockey (@DKM_Hockey) September 9, 2013   Cute. FYI.  

Octopus Thrower: Grand Rapids Griffins sign another Michigan alum in Kevin Lynch

I knew that the Grand Rapids Griffins signed David McIntyre to join their slate of AHL veterans, but this is news to me, per Octopus Thrower's Peter Fish (via RedWingsFeed): Grand Rapids Griffins Sign Kevin Lynch Kevin Lynch was drafted in the second round of the 2009 Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets and went on to play four years at the University of Michigan. ...
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