TRH Gameday 31 – Columbus Blue Jackets: Rock Bottom
(13-13-4, 24th in NHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
(9-17-4, 29th in NHL)
4:00pm, Nationwide Arena
MOST WAIVED PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS:
Lost in all the hoop-la over the firing of Terry Murray and the current state of Sutter Watch 2011 was the fact that the Los Angeles Kings waived Ethan Moreau last week, thanking him for his 1 goal, 3 assists and veteran leadership… and then promptly kicking him out the door. Even though he wasn’t brought in for scoring… Moreau’s 1 goal put him directly behind Drew Doughty and Dustin Penner’s 2 goals in overall stats. While Dean Lombardi has talked at length about the struggle he had with firing Terry Murray, I’m sure he showed a veteran leader like Ethan Moreau the same amount of respect.
I could really care less about the loss of Ethan Moreau from the Los Angeles Kings roster… especially when most fans are still wondering why wasn’t Trent Hunter thrown out with him. This has been a really rough week to be a LA Kings fan. Remember the start of the 2010-2011 season… when the LA Kings were the toast of the Western Conference and the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in professional hockey? Well guess what… the LA Kings are only 8 points ahead of the Blue Jackets right now.
Remember, the LA Kings haven’t hit rock bottom.
That will be Thursday if they lose to Columbus.
Nope… still on the farm.