Posts Tagged ‘voracek

07
Jul
10

93 Days, and LeBron still has not signed!

93 days to go boys and girls.

Jake Voracek is the only Blue Jacket to have worn the number 93. Jake will hold a special place with many Blue Jackets fans hearts after his first round selection in the 2007 Entry Draft held in Columbus. Quite the night to remember (or not remember in my case) for the franchise. Hopefully we’ll see many more years of Voracek playing in the Union Blue. Heck maybe even a contract extension will happen soon?

News and notes:

Today the Blue Jackets announced the signing of goaltender David LeNeveu to a one-year contract. LeNeveu will most likely serve as the back-up in Springfield to Gustaf Wesslau. The former top prospect of the Phoenix Coyotes spent 2009-10 in Austria and had a good year there. I’m just glad there is some real depth in the organization. No offense to Lacosta or Lalande, the change was needed… much like the house-cleaning of the entire coaching staff.

Earlier this week Bob Boughner became the final piece of the coaching staff puzzle. I won’t pretend to know a lot about the guy, but winning 2-straight Memorial Cups is impressive regardless of having some of the best NHL prospects the past two seasons. Frankly, I’m excited by this move. Boughner leaving for Columbus is the pop-sport equivalent of someone like Jim Tressel or Nick Saban leaving their prime-time NCAA Football teams for an assistant position with the Cleveland Browns or Kansas City Chiefs.

Speaking of Cleveland… even NHL fans can’t ignore the insanity that is surrounding the coming LeBron James selection special on ESPN. Many hilarious jokes have been tweeted and spouted off on TV, but it’s amusing to me that the network hosting this special tomorrow night is also teasing LeBron about this method of announcing his next NBA team. Aaron Portzline did a nice job comparing Rick Nash’s almost free agency and LeBron’s current ego-trip. Great talents at what they do, Nash showed more maturity than anyone could have imagined in re-signing just over a year ago without the pomp and circumstance that James has tried to drum up for himself.

I could go on for hours about this, but the obsession with LeBron is proof positive of many Americans misplaced priorities and obsession with celebrities and their lifestyles. They’re only as famous as the attention we give them…

Go Jackets

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