They missed the memo
Yes, it's wonderful and grand this higher-scoring NHL. Players are flying, small guys are dominating the scoring race and the boggy bloggers are blogging with bloggish glee.
But wait a minute — Tom Benjamin's cranky (again). And so are the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Despite the fact goal scoring is up 41 per cent from 2003-04 — Eric Weinrich's number, not mine — the plucky bunch from Ohio are averaging just 1.83 goals per game. (Philadelphia forward Simon Gagne is averaging 1.4 goals per game, but who's counting?)
Of course, considering the injured Rick Nash had 23 per cent of the team's goals last time around, this perhaps isn't a surprise.
Here's hoping you don't have any Blue Jackets in your pool. (Or are conversing with any of the fine fellows at Yahoo's Columbus forum, where Todd Bertuzzi is being compared to Osama Bin Laden.)