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Maybe the Blue Jackets are just cursed

Dec 30, 2011, 8:36 AM EDT

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As if the Blue Jackets’ season couldn’t get any worse, they do.

Big offseason signing James Wisniewski left last night’s win over Dallas after taking a shot off his foot. The outcome? A broken ankle.

Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers gets word from Jackets GM Scott Howson that while they’ll know better about how his ankle is later today, right now it doesn’t look good.

Wisniewski missed the first eight games of the season thanks to a suspension and that coupled with injuries to a host of other players have made this season a total nightmare for the big spending Jackets. Now they’ll have to do without Wisniewski for a bit and with limited help in the minor leagues, now is the time for guys like John Moore, Nikita Nikitin, and Grant Clitsome to step up their game in a big way.

Of course, even with that it might not be enough to prevent Howson from making moves to shake up what’s been a sleepy roster. Losing Wisniewski, however, makes for an unpleasant and disheartening turn of events. Perhaps Howson’s first phone call should be to a witch doctor to lift the cursed spell this team is under.

  1. vshehane - Dec 30, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    As a Preds fan I absolutely hate the Blow Jackets, but even I am beginning to feel sorry for them.

  2. east96st - Dec 30, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Actually, if Howson had a set, which he doesn’t, his first phone should be to the owner to ask him how having his stockbroker, Mike Priest, running the show is working out for him. The team isn’t cursed. It’s run by incompetent fools that have no hockey background and it shows.

    As for incredibly witty and original name “Blow Jackets” vshehane, once again you have proven that 13 years of Tennessee public schooling gives a man the finest 1st grade level education available anywhere in the States.

    • govtminion - Dec 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM

      No argument- incompetent fools is a good way of putting it. Still, it doesn’t help when the on-ice talent suffers bad luck like this either. That can’t really be blamed on upper management, no matter how many other things can be. Wisniewski was a good pickup by the team, idiot suspension aside- the kind of tough as nails D-man they really could build around. And now? Well, maybe next year- assuming the beforementioned idiots try to build a team this time.

  3. vshehane - Dec 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    LOL east96st, and once again you have again proven Yankees have no sense of humor. Corn cob up your butt much?

    • east96st - Dec 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM

      Your second post makes me stand by my first post even more. As for the corn cob thing, I’m not familiar with that. Is that some sort of Tennessee martial aid that makes being “hitched” to your first cousin more tolerable?

      • robertterwilliger - Dec 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM

        what’s a martial aid?

    • danphipps01 - Dec 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM

      “Yankees?” Oh, wow, so that “South will rise again” shit isn’t just stale comedy. Colour me surprised.

  4. vshehane - Dec 30, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    You are starting to sound bitter and shrill instead of just stupid. Lighten up dude. Have a happy new year.

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