During the best of times, the Columbus team is a hard one to write about. With Nash out of the line up ... damn near impossible. Seriously ... I scrolled through my mp3s, looking for a song that fit the bill. As it worked out, it was in alphabetical order by artist. I finally found it when I got down to ... ZZ Top.
So, now that the Blue Jackets are out of playoff contention, they are ready to start playing the role of spoiler for other teams. Despite Rick Nash's absence, they have won two in a row, and are 5-3-2 in the last ten games. This is a game that the Blues should win - a weaker opponent, even more so without their franchise player. This is exactly that the Blues can NOT be thinking. Overlook these guys, and it'll bite you on the ass, every time. There's still talent on this team. Our guys can not let up at all - they need to take advantage of the situation, and bear down on them all the more. Run up the goals, if you can... make that rink completely ours. When we meet again (04/05 in St Louis), I want them to remember how we OWNED Nationwide Arena back on 03/13.
Well I was movin' down the road in my V-8 Ford
I had a shine on my boots, I had my sideburns lowered
With my New York WIN and my gold tooth displayed
Nobody give me trouble 'cause they know I got it made
What I'm basically wanting to tell the Blues is this:
I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's *really* hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from. Okay? You're a bad man. You're a bad man, Mikey. You're a bad man, bad man.
This is also your pregame pre-party. Meet here, scoreboard watch, make CheliosIsOld jokes (Man, I wished we played ATL one more time), and get ready for Blues hockey. The puck drops at 6:00 PM St Louis time, the GDT drops shortly beforehand.
Until Then, LGB!