Cannon Blasts: a Blue Jackets Halloween
That and more of this week’s links
Want to hear a ghost story?
Once upon a time, a hockey fan woke up in late October ... and discovered that his hockey season had disappeared. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
OoOoOoOoOoOoO that’s spooky, right?
Anyway, we are stuck in a holding pattern here, now that the big off-season moments have come and gone and we still don’t know when the 2020-21 NHL season will start. I’m normally not a big Halloween fan, but I’ve been a little more open to holiday content this year because, well, what else am I going to watch?
Let’s look at how the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrated over the weekend.
First, someone made the Captain angry on his birthday:
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!!! Happy Halloween! 👻🎃. “Don’t make me angry!” 💪 https://t.co/IbmVAcIGCO pic.twitter.com/BWrVz78rAD— Nick Foligno (@NickFoligno) October 31, 2020
The Atkinson family went with a group costume:
Happy Halloween 🐝🎃🐝👻🐝 pic.twitter.com/980soFrg0d— Cam Atkinson (@CamAtkinson13) October 31, 2020
I don’t know if this counts as a costume, but nonetheless enjoy this pic of Max Domi’s Very Good Dog:
We’re ready Cbus! 🔥💯 @BlueJacketsNHL #5thline pic.twitter.com/zZDgxmBEmX— Max Domi (@maxdomi) October 29, 2020
This year’s winner, however, is a blast from the past:
Happy Halloween from 𝐀𝐋𝐋 of us! 🎃#CBJ pic.twitter.com/U4SQWDMFn1— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 29, 2020
Did anyone here have a good costume this year? What is your favorite costume ever? Which Halloween candies are the best? My vote goes to either Kit-Kats or Twix.
The week that was
Jarmo Kekalainen and his beautiful family participated in a fundraising walk for the JDRF. His daughter, Emilia, has juvenile diabetes. You can donate to her team page here.
With gratitude, #JDRF One Walk 2020 pic.twitter.com/w8Dj7hNZ5O— Jarmo Kekalainen (@jkekalainen) November 1, 2020
Prospect Yegor Chinakhov has continued to have a great rookie season in the KHL. He was named rookie of the month for October:
Edward Pasquale 🇨🇦, Daniil @DMiromanov 🇷🇺, Justin @danforth17 🇨🇦, Yegor Chinakhov 🇷🇺 named KHL Players of the Month. pic.twitter.com/WCPM45RgdM— KHL (@khl_eng) October 31, 2020
He added another goal yesterday:
Егор Чинахов открывает счёт в матче со «Спартаком» -- и мы ведём на выезде 1:0!— ХК Авангард (@hcavangardomsk) November 1, 2020
В ассистентах у Егора Кирилл Семёнов и Александр Хохлачёв pic.twitter.com/23tmXp8UIm
I profiled Boone Jenner and wondered whether he’ll benefit from a move back to wing.
Rachel talked about some new jerseys recently unveiled across the league. Will and I also discussed the possibility of a “retro” jersey for the Blue Jackets this season on the Cannon Cast.
MrSwift looked back over Jarmo’s drafts to see if he was meeting his own stated expectations for how many contributors each class should produce.
Ohio Sports Update
Joe Burrow’s been having a great rookie season in Cincinnati, even if that hasn’t led to team success for the Bengals. That changed yesterday with a big upset win over Tennessee.
The Browns have a two week bye, apparently.
Play me out
Like many, I was introduced to singer-songwriter Lera Lynn via her work on Season 2 of True Detective. Since then, I have followed her career with great interest. Recently, she released her latest album, On My Own. As the title suggests, in addition to writing every song she also played all the instruments and produced it herself. It’s hard for me to describe her sound. As a child of the south there is definitely an old school country or folk element to her work, but over time she has incorporated more and more modern elements of contemporary music. Her voice has a haunting quality to it that is only amplified by harmonizing with itself (on the studio recordings).