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Favorite Blue Jacket Tournament, Game 43

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Two gritty vets

Columbus Blue Jackets v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Reminder: You can click the link at the top of the page to vote for the previous fourth round match-ups. The final two third round match-ups, Games 39 and 40 close at noon today.

Which recently departed player will reach the semis? Scott Hartnell has been the Cinderella of the tournament, as the only player from the first round to make it this far.

Round 4, Game 43: Scott Hartnell vs. Vinny Prospal

Hartnell:

Round 1: Defeated Artem Anisimov 140-47
Round 2: Defeated James Wisniewski 113-46
Round 3: Defeated Ryan Johansen 95-71

You said it:

This one was easy for me. I went with Hartnell because of not just his time here, but his time in the league as a player. He brings intensity every shift, although can make take some stupid penalties, I have never seen him give up. He is also a great person off the ice. If only we had him a few seasons sooner, his numbers would have been much closer to what Joey put up. I wish Hartnell the best and was sad to see him go but understand why. - Jordan Samson

Hartnell was a great antagonist to the Pens (despite a couple of 100+ PIMyears). He was a very engaging personality, had great things to say about Columbus – even mentioned he wants to move back here when his career is done, and played up and down the lineup, a lot of times with the young guys. Fun guy to watch play with a little "old school" in his game. Was also involved with his #HartnellDown camp inviting local youth from Columbus. - DarkandStormy

Prospal:

Round 2: Defeated Mark Letestu 86-70
Round 3: Defeated RJ Umberger 79-73

You said it:

Vinny was the first one over the "we need to change the culture from the inside" wall. - Dan P.

I went with Prospal because he trolled Detroit when the wings were still the monkey on the CBJ back. - elpalito

Defend your choice in the comments, and cast your vote below:

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Favorite Blue Jacket Tournament, Game 43

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  • 64%
    Scott Hartnell
    (87 votes)
  • 35%
    Vinny Prospal
    (47 votes)
134 votes total Vote Now