THANK YOU, Columbus BlueJackets, for clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!
After beating Chicago in a shootout last night (WHAT a shot, Tyutin!) CBJ now has 92 points & WILL be in the playoffs!
CBJ is a relatively young professional hockey team, having been around only 8 years. Being in central Ohio means most, if not all, fans wanted & expected a #1 team from the get-go. We've changed personnel from top to bottom over the years, with the owner, "Mr. Mac", continuing to have faith, continuing to support the team as they worked through everything. Mr. Mac & crew got us Ken Hitchcock - the most excellent coach! - and Scott Howson - what a wicked general manager he is! We've lost players we thought we couldn't do without, we've suffered through terrible injuries - and all along, the team continued to build, to become who and what they are today. It's been a wonderful growth to watch and now, CBJ has given us a chance in the playoffs.
THANK YOU, CBJ! You ROCK!