Preseason game 4, another day closer to the beginning of the season.
It’s a day game on a Sunday in Columbus. The Jackets NHL lineup of forwards looks like the trading cards you had when you were 8 and your mom only bought one pack, it came with one player that you knew (Saad), some other guys that you could at least recognize, and then 9 fillers to make you want to buy another star.
Before we get into it, look at this poke check. Look at it.
Remember a couple years ago when the Penguins turned into the Third Reich with 25 new German players coming onto the team? One of them was this guy named Christian Ehrhoff, whom you might not remember, because like all the other acquisitions that year, he didn’t really do anything.
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So here we are, half-way through the preseason. This game was actually more entertaining than I anticipated, though I still think Bingo was the better option. Sullivan’s system is clearly ingrained into this team, as there were several instances of great offensive zone cycling that resulted in great possession time as well as aggressive fore-checking resulting in turnovers as Chicago tried to exit the zone. Continue reading