Thursday, December 10, 2009

Afternoon Scrum 12/10/09

A New Hope?

Hockey headlines for the CBJ and from around the league. Mmmmm... hockey

  • CBJ in Nashville tonite to take on the Preds in what is now being called the Nashville Arena. Readers of this blog are no doubt keenly aware, but as Aaron Portzline points out, the Jackets have dropped their past 12 visits in the Music City.
  • The Canadian Press is reporting that NHL Commish Gary Bettman is hip to the idea of returning a team to Quebec City. No mention in the story about the all important issue of whether or not this team would be of the relocated variety or an expansion one. And why not send the 'Yotes back to Winnipeg while we're at it? TSN has both stories.
  • A few weeks ago we shared a story about the on-ice communications between refs and players. The latest installment in A Ref's Life, a series running on written by Rory Boylen concerns the in game communications between the team of refs/linesman with each other. Interesting stuff.
  • Game previews for tonite's matchup between the CBJ and the Predators. The Columbus Dispatch and The Tennessean.
  • Columbus Business First has a piece on a gentleman named John Rosenberger who has been hired by the City & County to develop a strategy to resolve the financial woes of the Jackets. I'm sure John P. McConnell and Mike Priest are happy to have the City and the County offering some help in solving the issue.
  • Remember the Ov's Line of the Red Wings from a decade ago? 51 year old D Slava Fetistov will suit up for a game with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. Yup, that's the same team 19 year CBJ property Nikita Filatov plays for.
  • Finally, if you have never seen bears playing ice hockey, you really have to check this out. As a friend of mine put it, I hope it's not a contract year for the goalie.

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