It's August 1st. That means it's hot, it's sticky, and there's still two months before the start of the NHL season. (But at least there's only 12 days 'til CannonFest!)
Fortunately, thanks to the Blue Jackets putting up their highlight packages from last season, there's a chance to get away and relive some of the best games from last season, in case you just can't wait for your fix...
#6 - DET @ CBJ, 1/14/11 - After a long losing streak, the Jackets responded to the fan "Money On The Board" campaign by beating Detroit in a shootout in front of a sellout crowd. Oh, and some guy named Grant Clitsome showed up for the first time and looked pretty OK.
#5 - NSH @ CBJ, 2/22/11 - In the midst of a dominant February, the Jackets met the Predators head on in an intense matchup that would explode after two periods of scoreless hockey into a 4-0 beatdown of the boys from the music city.
#1 - STL @ CBJ, 11/10/10 - After the St. Louis Blues got into a "heated exchange" with R.J. Umberger before the game, they left the building with the roar of cannonfire and his declaration of "THIS IS OUR BUILDING!" in their ears after an 8-1 thrashing.
It's not quite the same as getting to sit down in a nice cool rink with 18,000 of your best friends, but hopefully this will help a bit with the hockey withdrawl symptoms until we find ourselves closer to October.