by Doktor Z
Every week, I have been recognizing 3 bloggers from the Jackets blogosphere that have captured my imagination with their respective blogs and felt they deserved a salute. So, here are my 3 salutes of the week for 10/8/12 through 10/14/12.
Blog site – Puckrakers
Blog writer – Aaron Portzline
Blog title – Ohio Hockey…Beyond The NHL
Doktor Z’s comments – What a terrific guide to hockey in Ohio for the addicts of the game! This is about as complete as it gets in terms of your hockey options consisting of AHL, ECHL, FHL, USHL and College teams spread across the Buckeye state. If that isn’t enough then check out another blog post by AP on the EASports version of NHL hockey that Puckrakers is simulating as are others around the hockey universe. Virtual hockey, eh?
Blog site – The Cannon
Blog writer – Mike MacLean
Blog title – Lockout Adopt-a-Team: Alaska Aces
Doktor Z’s comments – Mike makes an interesting case for why we should consider adopting the Alaska Aces as our team pro tem until the NHL is back even though Alaska is a good juant away. The Jackets AHL affiliate, Springfield Falcons, obviously have to be our team pro tem and perhaps Alaska and others can be secondary teams to follow?
Blog site – Puck Daddy
Blog writer – Greg Wyshynski
Blog title – Is John Davidson On Track To Take Over Blue Jackets?
Doktor Z’s comments – So, how could we not have a John Davidson related blog in our top 3 salutes of the week, right? Many bloggers have written about the possibility of Davidson signing on with the Jackets and all probably deserve a salute. Nonetheless, Greg Wyshynski’s blog actually helps us look at this situation from a national perspective spiced with commentary from some top local bloggers. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch has kept us up to date on the whole John Davidson situation and will undoubtedly be the first one to break the story should the Jackets hire him. Matt Wagner of The Cannon offers a tempered perspective on Davidson landing in Columbus and the risks involved. And, ofcourse, Greg Wyshynski states how the team does not need another Nash but rather someone with the right skillset at the top of hockey operations who could bring about consistent success.
Blog site – Dark Blue Jacket
Blog writer – Gallos
Blog title – Looking Back To Look Forward
Doktor Z’s comments – In case you were looking for additional arguments on why the Jackets should hire John Davidson then look no further. Gallos has you covered! Like the precision of a prosecuting attorney, Gallos leaves virtually no stones unturned in his series of posts on why this would be right move for the team and Davidson.
Blog site – The Cannon
Blog writer – Matt Wagner
Blog title – The Tsar Report – 10/11
Doktor Z’s comments – Matt is continuing to do his public service for Jackets fans by keeping us abreast of what the lads are doing in the KHL. Thank you, Mr. Wagner!