Game 29 Preview: Return of the Foote
This is going to be extremely quick, folks. I just found a computer and I don`t even know if the formatting will turn out. This is the return of Adam Foote, I won`t bag on him as much as others do, but it will be interesting to see how the fans treat him.
Andrew Murray and Raffi Torres return to the lineup, and the defensive pairs have been shaken up. Toots and Stralman aren`t together anymore, Stralman is with Russ and Methot returns to the lineup to play with Fedor. Should be interesting how the Russ-Stralman pairing does five-on-five.
I won`t be able to watch this game tonight unfortunately, but I will be checking the boxscore on my Blackberry. Here`s hoping the boys can pull one out and get back in the win column.
Fearless Prediction: A win, damnit.
Game Time: 7:00pm ET
Opponent's Blog: Mile High Hockey
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TV: FSN Ohio
Radio: WBNS-AM (1460); WWCD-FM (101.1)
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From the Columbus Dispatch:
Colorado captain Adam Foote makes his first appearance in Nationwide Arena since he was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Avalanche on Feb. 26, 2008. The Blue Jackets are in a 1-4-3 tailspin since Nov. 19. Columbus won all four games last season and has won six of the past seven games in the series.
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Here are the lineups for tonight's tilt:
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Kristian Huselius || Antoine Vermette ||Rick Nash|
| R.J. Umberger || Derick Brassard ||Jakub Voracek|
|Jason Chimera||Samuel Pahlsson ||Andrew Murray|
|Raffi Torres || Derek MacKenzie || Jared Boll |
|Fedor Tyutin||Marc Methot|
|Mike Commodore ||Jan Hejda |
|Kris Russell ||Anton Stralman|
|EXTRA: Alexandre Picard|
|INJURED: Fredrik Modin, Andrew Murray, Derek Dorsett, Rostislav Klesla, Marc Methot|
|Matt Duchene||Paul Stastny||Chris Stewart|
|T.J. Galiardi||Milan Hejduk|
|Cody McLeod||Ryan O'Reilly||Darcy Tucker|
|David Koci|| |
|Scott Hannan|| |
|John-Michael Liles|| |
| Adam Foote ||Ryan Wilson |
| Tyler Weiman|