Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Roll In The Heavy Artillery" The Blue Jackets Are in Town

That "Heavy artillery" line is from the Columbus Blue Jackets website. I'll confess, the Blue Jackets are my second favorite team. Probably more for the city and the arena than what actually happens on the ice.

Four straight wins precede the Jackets as they head into Uniondale. They are riding a high right now and Rick Nash, the face of the franchise, has a six game point streak and made media rounds yesterday. On Monday he scored his 13th goal of the season in their 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators.

You know what happened Sunday to the NY Islanders. An overtime 2-1 loss was a better showing, but not the reward for the effort they put forth. Heavy artillery is indeed recommended for tonight.

With the loss of yet another Islanders defense man, young Travis Hamonic will be making his NHL debut tonight. Not exactly the ideal situation for the hot prospect that everyone has been waiting to see. But I'm sure he will give it his all and the bonus for Travis, he is very familiar with coach Jack Capuano.

The Blue Jackets have 26 points right now and they are rolling along. They want to roll over the struggling Islanders and hand them their 14th loss. I'm hoping the Hockey Gods see fit to put a wrench in that plan.

I am assuming that Rick DiPietro will be the goalie du jour. But Jack said he doesn't like to announce his goalie choice. Sounds familiar, right?

Let's see if the streak can end HERE and a new streak can begin. One that puts points on the board and no one else on the IR.

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