(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (11-8-4) Columbus Blue Jackets (8-11-3) The Blue Jackets are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks for their second and final meeting this season. In their last meeting in Columbus on October 20th, the Blue Jackets won 3-1. Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney, was impressive with 37 saves. The Canucks are looking for their first win in 5 games. Their current 5-game losing streak is their longest since an 8-game losing streak back in January 2009. And we all remember how they bumped that slump, right? As for the Blue Jackets, they have won 2 out...Click here to read more.
Tagged: James Wisniewski
As we wind down the 2011-12 NHL season, it’s only fitting to take a moment and pay our respects to the “dearly departed” – those teams we know will be golfing in a couple of weeks. Here now is a quick look at each of the teams looking ahead to 2012-13 already, in reverse order of today’s standings. Columbus Blue Jackets What went wrong: Pretty much everything. James Wisniewski’s 8-game suspension crippled the team out of the gate. Coach Scott Arniel tried switching his team’s approach from an aggressive to conservative style mid-season, but the results were too poor to save...Click here to read more.
Compare these two incidents from a couple of days ago. First is Niklas Hjalmarsson’s hit from behind on Jason Pominville. Next is James Wisniewski presumably telling Sean Avery what he thinks Avery does best. Yesterday, both received similar two-game suspensions. Only in the NHL are the two incidents equally egregious. As a result of Hjalmarsson’s hit, Pominville suffered a concussion. At most, Wisniewski’s gesture probably hurt Avery’s feelings. I’m not saying that Wisniewski deserves to go unpunished; I agree it was crude and offensive. But you can’t tell me that hockey players don’t say crude or offensive things on the...Click here to read more.