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Anyone else want CBJ to succeed?

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As long as we don't have to play them in the playoffs. The amount of bear-hugging that they got away with in our last game was ridiculous. The officiating in this league is a huge problem. If we had done that we would have gotten a penalty immediately.

I've been to a CBJ game in columbus. I enjoyed it more than a canucks game. Even the outside of the arena is really nice. They gave away lots of free stuff and my ticket had a free food coupon on the back of it for the game. I know part of it is because they need to do things like that to attract fans, but it is still nice to be treated well at a game.

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Ofcourse, I eventually start feeling bad for teams fans who have not made it in years. Go Blue Jackets & Islanders!

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Sure, as long as the nucks play against them. Easy 4-0 sweep :rolleyes:

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It's natural that you always feel bad for those who dwell at the bottom of the league for years, and wish that they atleast prosper every now and then.

Unless they're named the Edmonton Oilers or Calgary Flames of course.

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I don't dislike them but if I had to choose between a root canal and the blue jackets, I choose the blue jackets.

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I can't wait till they are in the East next year.

It will be great to see them beat out the Leafs for the final few playoff spots in the coming years.

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Yes ! I want them to succeed

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I also want them to succeed.

They have had a strong fan base despite the many years of poor mismanagement of Howson.

Look at the number of first round picks and look at how many have flourished.

Now that Howson has long been fired, it's time for CBJ to succeed.

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Definitely! It will be really interesting to see if they can pull it of this year! ::D

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The Blue Jackets owe it to their fanbase to finally produce results worthy of recognition and praise.

Columbus, as a nontraditional hockey market, actually has a surprisingly strong hockey following that includes support for their NCAA teams. Kesler and RJ Umberger are examples of two US-born hockey players who enjoyed a strong hockey program in Ohio state for their draft years.

But the Jackets have had horrid management and coaching. None of their early first round picks as an expansion club panned out except for Nash, and well.. You know.

Names like David Vyborny, Nikolai Zherdev, Rostislav Klesla, Marc Denis, Pascal Leclaire and many others are among the early Jackets players who never emerged as top producers. Only Klesla remains an NHL player from that group. He currently plays in Phoenix. All the others have either retired or gone to play in Europe.

Without a doubt, acquiring John Davidson from St. Louis was a huge part in changing the direction of this franchise. Davidson is highly regarded as a savvy hockey executive and it'll be very exciting to watch these Jackets finally prove their mettle.

All I can say is I'm glad that the Jackets are no longer in the conference as of next year.. They may be a force to be reckoned with in short time.

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Would be so happy to watch them knock out the Hawks in the 1st round. So happy.

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To be fair, Zherdev has NHL talent; he just wants to play in the K.

But yes...I would like them to make it back into the playoffs...preferably as the 8th seed and then create a Cinderella ending against Chicago.

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Gotta' gut feeling if edm snuck into 8th, they might give the Hawks nightmares. They seem to light up their 'tenders quite often.

Jackets seem a rather boring, harmless lot(will be good in a few yrs, of course); wish them well-reminds me of the Preds a bit.

Would like to see them dress a crazed fan in a strait-jacket, let him run around the bldg.. symbolic of their defensive approach.

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If we somehow face the Blue Jackets in the playoffs, the refs or the NHL will somehow force it to 7 games and CBJ will win in a heartbreaker in overtime on a powerplay. Yknow, because the NHL is against us...

If they make the 8th seed, I do hope they knock out the Hawks though.... All of their games they've lost against the Hawks so far have been really close. Either in OT, shootout, or one goal in regulation. All close games. CBJ almost broke their undefeated streak twice.

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Mhm, despite being the butt-end of endless jokes, their loyal fans have soldiered on. That's dedication and I hope the Jackets make the playoffs this year. I'd also love for them to knock out Chicago or Anaheim, that would be amazing.

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