Well, here we are rounding the quarter pole in the season this week (isn't that sad?). If you're in the U.S., I hope you get some time to enjoy Thanksgiving with loved ones. Unless I see a bunch of super awesome links, I will skip a late-week edition of Cannon Blasts and I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the food coma for missing that.
-The annual Forbes NHL Team Values Rankings are out, and it's not a pretty picture for Columbus. The Jackets rank 29th in current team value ($200 million), while also coming in the bottom 5 in operating income ($6.3 million loss), revenue ($86 million), and debt/value % (38%). The team did see a 14% increase in one-year value. The fanbase failed to crack the top 10 in their annual "Best Fans" rankings.
-Arctic Ice Hockey detailed the evolution of the NHL All-Star Game.
-Missed this last week, but here are some notes from the NHL GM meetings. The Blue Jackets actually played in one of the last game (the last one?) featuring a dry scrape before overtime. That is now gone. Goal review will be expanded as well.
-The inconsistent play of the Jackets is upsetting to Todd Richards (Union and Blue).
-Somehow, the Jackets escape 30th place in the famed "power rankings."
-ICYMI, Lucic is...well, he's upset about being KO'd in one punch by Dalton Prout.
Can we get some wins this week everybody? Oh look, it's another Tuesday/Friday/Saturday slate of games. Deja vu?