Sunday, September 28, 2014

Getting Closer to 10/11

As we get closer to the start of the season, teams are starting to make cuts to get their rosters down. The Columbus Blue Jackets made their roster moves this weekend. I have to say, nothing surprising about the moves so far. Most have been or are expected to go to Springfield, with one going back to their Junior club.

From what I've seen and read about in regards to the pre-season games so far, all I can say is that I'm excited. Excited for the future of CBJ hockey. As it stands right now, (barring a signing of Ryan Johansen, which I would welcome), I see Wennberg getting the call to come to Columbus over Rychel, although it would be very close call. I got to see Kirby thrown down at the Penguins game, and I must say I was impressed. I like Wennberg, and his style of play, which seems to fit well with how it's done in Blue Jacket land. But, that said, I wouldn't be disappointed if Rychel got the call either.

With the status of Nathan Horton up in the air, it's quite possible we'll see both of them. Moving Jenner to 2nd line center (moving Dubi up to first, assuming nothing changes) would be a great move. That would enable the CBJ to bring up both of them to get some early experience while both the Horton and Johansen situations sort themselves out.

Something else I want to get out there is something that I'm excited to be a part of. That is the March of the Union Army. We start at R Bar @ 5:30 and march from there to Nationwide Arena. Kevin Valentine came up with this idea, which is a terrific idea. This will not only bring together some of the great CBJ fans that I've gotten to meet so far, such as the CBJ Avengers, Boone's Goones, the Arch City Army, just to name a few. Hopefully, we can bring more to the march. This is going to be an epic evening.

I'm honored to be a part of the March. We've got some great ideas for it, such as CBJ chants, sounding off each players name, and doing it by line. We are trying to get a couple of other things together for the March as well, although they may not happen, and something we could save for another time, say a playoff march.

Now, my next dilemma.... is figuring out which sweater to get next? Is it Jenner, Hartnell, or a blank one and get my name on it. These are the types of decisions that keep me up at night.....

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