Posts Tagged ‘vermette

19
Aug
10

The Long Haul, 50 to go

The wild ride to the start of the NHL regular season starts now. Thankfully there are many other things getting started in the next couple weeks to keep us busy and get the days really flying by.

First up for me is school starting Monday, high school football on Friday, and Ohio State Football on the Thursday after. Hooray.

From here on out, I’ll be with you every day with a different player in the jersey countdown. Again, thanks to En4cer45 for putting together the all-time numerical roster.

Antoine Vermette was acquired at the 2008-09 trade deadline in exchange for oft-injured CBJ goaltender Pascal Leclaire. Vermette was Mr. Clutch along with RJ Umberger and The Captain in the final run-up to the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Playoff appearance.

Just before this past season Vermette signed a 5-year contract extension. A great move by Howson, especially when Vermie posted 27-38-65 in 82 games during the 2009-2010 season, a bright spot in a disappointing year.

Dark Blue Jacket continues his “Time to Step Up” series with features on Andrew Murray, Derek Mackenzie, and Tomas Kana, among others. Lots of work being put into this, check it out!

Andrew at The Cannon speculates what might become of the Blue Jackets power play in the piece “The Arniel Effect – Power Play“. Some interesting speculation.

Matt from The Cannon pointed out this quick interview with Rick Nash. Here’s the money quote:

“We got to make the playoffs. That is by far the expectations going in,” Nash told sportsnet.ca. “Obviously it is going to be tough, but we need to get back to where we were in ’08/’09.”

Nash also talks about his experiences with the NHL 2K franchise in this video.

Go out and read the great stuff being posted all around the NHL blogosphere. Before you know it October 8 will be here!

Go Jackets.




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