Discussion in 'Columbus Blue Jackets' started by Double-Shift Lasse, Oct 23, 2018.
This game is critical.
...is Samkow OK?
Something needs to happen to those punks.
Welcome back, Jonesy.
He's just not gonna be around HF any more. See his post in the CBJ lounge thread. Details, limited as they are, available via PM if anyone's interested.
There's a snarky comment I want to make, but 1) I'm not sure if it'd be appropriate under the circumstances, and 2) trying to sanitize it would likely make it unfunny.
So if y'all could just look at this post, assume I said something snarky, and either smirk or roll your eyes or whatever other reaction to Viqsi snark would be appropriate for you, I'd appreciate it.
Insert my "so and so needs to get their heads out of their asses" comment here. Only this time, it's not a Jackets player.
Well, it's a non-Jackets player, and Wennberg.
Just saw Bob in net tonight, man is Torts an absolute joke. Korpi is 2-0 and done everything asked of his team . So glad that our front office thought this guy was the right man to lead the youngest team in the league. Performance be dammed, if your a regular, he will continue to play you regardless if you perform or not. Maybe Korpi can go a month before his next start, to keep him in the grove. Good lord.
There's something to be said for giving guys who've been reliable in the past chances to get back on the horse.
That said, if Bob isn't quickly pulled if/when things go wrong, I might be a tad perturbed.
It's a long season, the objective must be to get Bob back on track. The Jackets tonight might be better with Korpi, but the Jackets at their best are with Bob at his best.
You know he wont be quickly pulled.... last time Korpi played was Oct 11th. So , on top of playing a guy that is playing terribly, it looks like Torts wants to ruin the great start that Korpi has gotten off to.
I appreciate the vote of confidence, but, alas, I do not actually possess a functioning crystal ball.
Like major major said, we need to get Bob back on track.
As you said, long season. Instead of forcing Bob and keep playing him, until he actually gives a good performance, you are going over 2 weeks without playing the other goalie that has started the season out strongly. Competition fuels players to perform, it pushes players. But , Not with Torts running the team. Looks like Bob, Wennberg, play whether they are performing or not. I'm not crapping on Bob, hope he plays well tonight, but this is not the strategy to have a better team in the long term
Arizona has 11 goals in 7 games. Can look at it two ways.
1) A shutout or 1 or 2 goals against effort by Bob improves his confidence.
2) Arizona lights him up and he goes deeper into his funk.
Going to be a sparse crowd based on my ticketmaster.com search.
Since it worked last time (missed GDT for Chicago)....
Arizona is actually not that bad. It's not like they've been short on scoring chances they just haven't been scoring, and they potted 4 I think in their last game, a pair of them by Keller.
Arizona beat Chicago on the road, so they can certainly beat the Jackets.
Not surprised that a Tuesday night in October against the Coyotes is not a big draw. Similar to what you see with the Reds in April on a weekday.
Bob has long had the tendency to start slowly (usually not this slowly) and then heat up when he gets used a lot. Getting Bob back to his peak level is more important long-term.
He starts slowly , finishes pathetically , won’t be here next season , but the team should go out of their way to get him going ? You serious ? How about Torts coaches each game with the best chance to win . Dude is becoming a joke of a coach . Doesn’t hold players accountable , if they are regulars , swaps his lines a few shifts in , not allowing chemistry to form . Switches his defensive coach to offense (mind you one of the best d coaches in the league ), and Larsen to offense .
Yeah, I really wish Torts would try to win. Imagine how good the team would be!
He is too impatient with lines, yes. But Torts also has a well earned reputation for benching veterans, look up Brad Richards / Torts. I do think he holds veterans accountable more so than most coaches. Perhaps you haven't noticed because just about all of our players are at least okay (To Torts & Jarmo's credit). We don't have any underperformer on the level of Johansen or awful player like Umberger. Wennberg is the whipping boy du jour and he's actually contributing.
Regarding Bob, yeah if you want this team to be the best possible - peak Blue Jackets - you will go out of your way to get Bob going. Absolutely serious.
We've been really frustrating to watch. 3 times shut out in our first 4 games and haven't scored a goal at home yet (granted we've only had 2 home games so far). Keller seems like he's our only consistent offensive weapon, but Alex Galchenyuk is returning from injury tonight. We're just a bunch of soft perimeter players. We're outshooting our opponent more often than not but with no traffic in front it's usually an easy save for the goalie. Bunch of soft perimeter players is what we are.
Anyway, good luck tonight, let's have a good game!
If Arizona plays like they did against the Jets they're going to win a lot of games.
And if Bob were sitting tonight: 1) Why are we sitting a guy making that kind of money? 2) Why are we paying a backup goalie that kind of money? 3) The FO is sitting Bob as a negotiating ploy, to keep him from putting up great stats, so we can sign him for a more reasonable contract.
This is a great game! I can criticize either side of any decision that is made!
I'd like to see Riley Nash have a point or two.
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