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"To the most beautiful moment in life, Better than a deed, better than a memory, the moment... of anticipation!"The season will come and go. The Blue Jackets will get to play 82 games, maybe 86 games, and with a little luck over 100. Players will get hurt, defenses will break down, losing streaks will happen, shorthanded goals will be allowed. We will also see a fair share of shut-outs, hat tricks, winning streaks, and Prospal goal celebrations. These emotional roller coasters are what draws the fans in, and keeps them coming back year after year. These games are the "deed".
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But now, right now, we have anticipation and no one can take that away from us. This is what drives us crazed fans to insanely follow #CBJ or #CBJ00 (inside joke) on twitter. This is what drives @Skraut_ to create amazing Blue Jackets highlight videos (Call to Arms). This is what causes great events like CannonFest to be born. This is what drives random dudes like me to think they can write and create a fan blog (tell your friends!).
So I ask only one thing of all of you before the first puck drops for the season: Take it all in, and enjoy it. Let's have some fun this season following our beloved team at Training Camp as the young guys try and find a spot on the roster. Let's show them how excited we are and how much we care. Let's high five each other as total strangers in the Ice Haus when one Blue Jacket player scores on another Blue Jacket player.
And finally, let's all be thankful that the CBJ owners and the city of Columbus are committed to this team, and keeping us entertained year after year.
I won't officially give my season prediction yet, but I'm sure you can probably guess what this 'eternal optimist' will expect to see from the club.