Sabres 5, Blue Jackets 4: Jackets end a frustrating season with a loss | The Columbus Dispatch

Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason and defenseman Fedor Tyutin look a bit deflated after the Sabres scored a goal in the third period. Full Story
WHS76

Blacklick, OH

#1 Apr 10, 2011
To me it is not frustrating(likely excuse)but in reality it has to do with piss poor observations by the mgmt. and the scouting system that we have in Columbus.
To me it is amazing how a team like Nashville that came in about the same time as Columbus and yet they have made the playoffs half of the time compared to Columbus.And to top it off they had the same coach.all this time.
What is wrong with picture?
bosco

Columbus, OH

#2 Apr 10, 2011
What else would one suspect.
SanDiego Jacket Fan

Palmdale, CA

#3 Apr 10, 2011
Disappointed again!!!! But still, a Blue Jacket fan....
Just a Viewer

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 10, 2011
Love the Jackets but what a crash and burn. We need a #1 line that scores. We need a fighter that strikes fear so the cheap shots will be fewer. We need a power play that can do more than pass the puck. And then there's goal tending; sometimes fantastic and then there's the other times... Other teams can do it, why can't Columbus?
quit jackets

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 10, 2011
QUITTERS.....all a bunch of QUITTERS
What the puck

New City, NY

#7 Apr 10, 2011
I watched the game on television last night, and one of the announcers stated “When Mason is on he is hard to beat”. That may be true but when he is only on 3 to 4 times a season then what does that mean? Keep Mason and next season will be the same as this season. Let’s not stop with Mason; there are more problems than goal tending. If points were given to defensemen for assists with the opposition then Tyutin would have had the highest in the league. Last but not least, how about the Team Captain? Nash shows little to no game emotion. I never see him rallying the team or getting on the ice and playing wide open like a few of the new guys do. A Captain should lead by example, maybe that’s another reason this season is history!
Dissapointed

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Apr 10, 2011
Truly, I am. After the trades we had some fresh fire to the team. Calvert has real enthusiasm, 100% Effort thru and thru. We saw what looked to be a good run building, but everything fell flat. The wife and I love going to the games, but sometimes I prefer watching at home (mostly for the commentary - love you guys) but mostly for the ability to change the channel, and check in again later hoping the 4-1 score returns to our favor in a half hour. Please don't put much of the problem on Nash, I think he has alot of pressure to always perform the way he does when he is the superman taking on 2 defenders and a goalie by himself. He cannot carry the team, and the team should not wait for him to create a rally cry. I feel the problem is largely in their aggression. Finish EVERY check. PLAY the puck. I haven't done it yet, but I see us taking a defensive stance behind our blue line, and trying to walk the puck thru the defense everytime. Great passing, and a running head start on a play read ahead of time can mean alot. Mason - he is good when he is under extreme circumstances. Watch the shootouts, where the shooter comes at him slow, he misses em all, but a cross pass with traffic and he can manage to make a stop. We need constant pressure on the puck, and an internal love of the game for a win. If the players feel like it is work, they will give an average persons productivity towards the end goal, winning.

I miss Klesla
on the road

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 10, 2011
Quitters?? The real quitters are the "fans" who didn't want to come to the game last night and sold out on us who came to see the CBJ play a formidable opponent. The Buffalo fans must have thought that they were already in Heaven because of the divine seating that our so-called-fans gave to them. There is no way that I should have heard the deafening "Let's go Buffalo" chants during the game, but I did. The season, well, very disappointing in part two. I didn't like it very much. The quitters on our team will soon be gone like the half-hearted so-called fans that can only ride the wagon when it is not broken.
Dissapointed

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Apr 10, 2011
Meant to say I haven't done it yet, but count the minutes of a game where we have possession, in our end of the rink, not moving forward. Seems to me we spend too much time passing backwards.
on the road

Columbus, OH

#11 Apr 10, 2011
What the puck wrote:
I watched the game on television last night, and one of the announcers stated “When Mason is on he is hard to beat”. That may be true but when he is only on 3 to 4 times a season then what does that mean? Keep Mason and next season will be the same as this season. Let’s not stop with Mason; there are more problems than goal tending. If points were given to defensemen for assists with the opposition then Tyutin would have had the highest in the league. Last but not least, how about the Team Captain? Nash shows little to no game emotion. I never see him rallying the team or getting on the ice and playing wide open like a few of the new guys do. A Captain should lead by example, maybe that’s another reason this season is history!
So you think you can play better than Nash? Maybe what Nash needs is a few more RJ Umberger-type players around him so that the scoring and action is more intense. As for Mason, I would say from what I saw last night (Saturday) versus Buffalo, Tyutin and other "defencemen" are more of the problem than either Mason or Garon. Investing some $$$$ in proven players to help out the strong suites on this CBJ team makes more sense than ditching Nash or Mason. Sorry that Upshaw came here to help and saw the franchise crack wide open. Good goaltending always wins games, but the defence has to be more than equal to the task. Looking for a 33% new team in '11-'12. And 33% more wins means a minimum 100 point season. Hockey in June is awesome, don't you think?
on the road

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 10, 2011
quit jackets wrote:
QUITTERS.....all a bunch of QUITTERS
Based on the post you just made, I am sure that you are a rational and mature individual to come up with such an original statement!

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