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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Guess who's back?!

Oh it's me. Ok, so I am back after a bit of hiatus from the blog world. Work kept me extremely busy, but, I woke up early because, I feel like I'm slacking if I don't post. So, here's what has happened since I last posted.

The Blue Jackets have signed center, Derek MacKenzie and defenseman, Dan Smith, to a one-year, two-way NHL-AHL contracts. Both of these guys are likely meant for the Crunch.

"Derek and Dan are good veteran players who can help out at the NHL level," Howson said. "How much they'll play in Columbus is up to them."

The Columbus Dispatch reported on Wednesday that the Jackets have have struck deals with four of our restricted free agents. Steven Goertzen, Curtis Glencross, Joakim Lindstrom, and Andrew Murray all received two-way contracts. Can I tell you how thrilled I am about this? I love these guys! Especially Glencross, he's one of my Cincinnati Mighty Ducks boys...and he will always have a spot in my heart.

"All of these guys have a chance to play in the NHL," general manager Scott Howson said. "They'll come to training camp with an opportunity to compete for a job."

The schedules were released yesterday. We will be opening up the season at home on October 5 versus the Stanley Cup Champions the Ducks. If you look at the schedule you will notice it is significantly better than last year having my boys play only 12 times back to back. Also, the pre-season schedule was released.

September 16 Predators at Blue Jackets 5:oo PM
September 18 Blackhawks at Blue Jackets 7:00 PM
September 19 Blue Jackets at Blackhawks 5:00 PM
September 21 Blue Jackets at Sabres 7:00 PM
September 23 Sabres at Blue Jackets 5:00 PM
September 27 Hurricanes at Blue Jackets 7:00 PM
September 28 Blue Jackets at Hurricanes 7:00 PM
September 29 Blue Jackets at Predators 8:00 PM

Hmm, what else has happened since I have left? Crosby got a raise...no comment. Sheldon Souray still has not signed with a team....yawn. Rangers enjoy throwing money to anyone. And that's really about it. Sorry I was away for a bit.

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