Saturday, April 9, 2011

Nashville Happens... Again...

You know what… I'm not going to do it.

The Jackets lost. In Nashville. Again. What it comes down to, that is really all that needs to be said.

Clearly, there is no need to go into any sort of forensic analysis of the loss. Honestly, I just don't feel up to it -- the game was blacked out wherever I went last night, although, strangely, I was able to tape it. There's probably no way I'd be able to take watching it anyway.

That would be like consciously turning it to MTV when you know there's an all-day Teen Mom marathon. No one deserves to suffer that much.

We certainly didn't need TV to tell us last night was that a 4-1 loss to Nashville predators sucks. The 0-12-5 record in the last 17 games in Pick-A-Name-and-Stick-With-It Arena sucks worse. Simply put, the Blue Jackets have gone from a very brief Central Division lead — and #2 in the conference — down to 13th in the West.

Remember a month or so ago,when the Jackets were only four points out, in 12th place? Who knew those were the good times?

Buffalo essentially has nothing to play for, except maybe to avoid playing Philadelphia in the first round of the Playoffs (not that Boston's a preferable matchup for them, either). It's going to be a loud building with the home finale, but also because Sabres fans travel well.

Now, here the Jackets are... 34-34-13, 16 points out, one game to go and seemingly careening out of control.

After the thrashing they got from St. Louis in the last go-round at home, the Jackets should know what disappointed fans look like. They're not supposed to be wearing Blue Jackets sweaters...

They're supposed to be wearing these...
Like I said... they travel well. Passed this group on the way downtown to go out with Mrs. Martini last night.

Just once, send them home disappointed. C'mon... they came all this way...

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1 comment:

  1. *sigh*

    Not going to happen. Hope next year is a better one!