Cam Atkinson Took a Puck to the Face in Warmups, Misses Action in Blue Jackets’ Fourth Straight Loss

I really have nothing good to say about the Blue Jackets right now. What seemed like a promising season with a chance to actually make a run in the playoffs has quickly been derailed by a pair of Russians. After blowing a late lead tonight in Winnipeg, the Jackets have lost four straight and have missed some prime opportunities to separate themselves from the Washington Capitals during a seven game losing streak of their own. Columbus’ two-time Vezina Trophy winner has his head so far up his own ass worrying about his new contract that he can’t be bothered to stop a puck and one of the NHL’s most lethal offensive weapons can’t decide where he wants to play the rest of his career and is letting his agent play bullshit games with the CBJ’s front office.

Now the Jackets have lost four in a row, Tortorella refuses to play Anthony Duclair even with a short bench and the Jackets find themselves stuck in Stanley Cup Purgatory where they can’t decide if it’s best to “go for it” or get what we can for Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky to avoid losing them without any return at the end of 2019.

Just when you think the Jackets couldn’t have any more bad luck, shit like this happens.

You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me. Four stitches and a busted tooth. These guys can’t catch a break.

At least Mark Letestu got a chance to see the ice for the first time in a Blue Jackets sweater this season. In all honesty, I forgot he was with CBJ’s AHL affiliate in Cleveland until the other day when he got the call-up. It’s nice to see a familiar face on the bench when the world seems to be crumbling around you.

At least there was a little good news coming out of Winnipeg tonight, if you can call it that.

It sounds like Cam is gonna be ok and I suspect he won’t miss any more time, which is good, because Boone Jenner was just declared out for three weeks due to an infection in a cut he suffered in practice. Again, what the fuck?

I just pray they don’t make it five in a row. I don’t think I can handle it. I’ve always said my sports fandom was going to lead to a premature death, and the stress surrounding the Blue Jackets in 2019 on and off the ice is going to prove me right.



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