|Feeling different around this year's Blue Jackets|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:04|
After years of dysfunction and defeats, they shook up the NHL by going on a tear to close out last season.
Suddenly, they are considered a team to be reckoned with, with the league's best goaltender (Sergei Bobrovsky) from last year, a solid, young defense (featuring Jack Johnson, Fedor Tyutin and Dalton Prout) and a rising offense (Marian Gaborik, Mark Letestu and Artem Anisimov).
Season-ticket sales are up. There's a buzz around the city and, for a change, the players aren't embarking on a season with false hopes while being overmatched in talent.
Expectations are high in a city that has seen only one trip to the playoffs in the franchise's 12 seasons.