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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jan 19 @ 1:29 PM ET
Eklund: Bob Who? Elvis Fever Continues. The Blue Jackets are the Story of the Year
BeadyEyedDouche
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I’ve always had an obsession with winning and proving people wrong. It’s been a huge part of get
Joined: 07.01.2016

Jan 19 @ 1:45 PM ET
It's Ovechkin
PavohnDatsvares
Ottawa Senators
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 05.03.2016

Jan 19 @ 1:46 PM ET
Yawn
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jan 19 @ 1:52 PM ET
Eklund: Bob Who? Elvis Fever Continues. The Blue Jackets are the Story of the Year
- Eklund

Not just Elvis but, Texier, Bemstrom, Korpi, Gavrikov and Sabre fans know him Nathan freaken Gerbe. Lot of feel good stories on that team.
ForeverFlyer16
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Lou Nolan for Flyers Hall of Fame , NJ
Joined: 11.03.2006

Jan 19 @ 2:13 PM ET
When a Goalie leaves a Team after a good long run of solid Goaltending... and then the Replacement Goalie steps in and continues the solid Goaltending... one has to consider that maybe it is more a matter of a combination of the Team in front of him, the System played, and the Coaching... Was Bobrovsky's great play a byproduct of Columbus, or was Columbus's past Goaltending a byproduct of Bob?

It's the old heredity vs environment debate all over again.
James-TFS
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: St George, ON
Joined: 07.24.2017

Jan 19 @ 2:33 PM ET
“ When a Goalie leaves a Team after a good long run of solid Goaltending... and then the Replacement Goalie steps in and continues the solid Goaltending... one has to consider that maybe it is more a matter of a combination of the Team in front of him, the System played, and the Coaching... Was Bobrovsky's great play a byproduct of Columbus, or was Columbus's past Goaltending a byproduct of Bob?

It's the old heredity vs environment debate all over again.”



Especially when you consider that Bobrovsky has had a terrible year in Florida. If they end up missing the playoffs, he may be the key reason for that.
celinedionpha9
Joined: 02.13.2015

Jan 19 @ 3:54 PM ET
Bob has always been a by-product. Look how awful he was in Philly. Columbus could make Garrett Sparks look like a stud.
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Jan 19 @ 4:48 PM ET






lieberal soy boys screech "toxic masculinity" but normal people call this the King is (frank)ing back female dogesssssssssssss
RafiDRW
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Bill Cosby’s Magic Wiener #FireBlashill, TN
Joined: 04.16.2016

Jan 19 @ 5:15 PM ET






lieberal soy boys screech "toxic masculinity" but normal people call this the King is (frank)ing back female dogesssssssssssss

- Komisaurus Rex

Who fücking cares?
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Jan 19 @ 5:54 PM ET
Don't forget about Korpisalo as well... CBJ has a nice affordable tandem now.
BringNYIhome
New York Islanders
Location: Smithtown , NY
Joined: 04.10.2016

Jan 19 @ 8:38 PM ET
They are 25-24. So....no

Not the story of the year
jkumpire
Location:
Joined: 03.16.2009

Jan 19 @ 10:54 PM ET
They are 25-24. So....no

Not the story of the year


Yes, the insignificant, no-talent CBJ that was supposed to be in contention for the #1 draft pick, and picked to be worse than the Devils, is not the story of the year. So where does that leave the Islanders who got all kinds of publicity after beating Pittsburgh last year as a threat in the East, has a marvelous coach, and, and, and...

Last time I checked the Islanders are 1 point ahead of the insignificant CBJ in the standings.

Oh yeah, they are 26-16-8, not 25-24, or 26-24.
BrenosBagels
Washington Capitals
Joined: 03.05.2019

Jan 20 @ 8:38 AM ET


Yea its a cool story but not THE story.
muffin_man
Montreal Canadiens
Location: no problem, as s hole - Eric Engels, NY
Joined: 02.10.2007

Jan 20 @ 8:43 AM ET
Eklund: Bob Who? Elvis Fever Continues. The Blue Jackets are the Story of the Year
- Eklund

Yes but who won the "Be the GM" contest for Hall???
bochangs
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 11.18.2014

Jan 20 @ 11:36 AM ET
The Pens are in 4th place in the NHL with 67 points. They have come from down 3-0 to win 3 times this season. They were without Malkin for the first 15 games and without Crosby for 28 games after that. Guentzel is done for the season. Letang has been injured a couple of times for multiple games. Dumoulin is out long term. Schultz is out long term. Rust was hurt for a couple of weeks. Hornqvist has missed the majority of the season. They have been playing their backup goalie for 75% of starts.

Not saying that this is the "story of the season", but a lot more impressive than Columbus hanging on to the 2nd wild card spot without Bobrovsky.
VoiceofLange
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Gibsonia, PA
Joined: 01.19.2019

Jan 20 @ 1:08 PM ET
Story of the year. Sure, when they become Metro playoff roadkill.