It's become one of those online meme things, so to speak, and not just the proper way to pronounce GIF (it's with a soft G, and I will fight over it). It's the kind of thing that happens when, well, you're bad for most of your life span. When you then become good, some people have a hard time believing it, whether in a real way or a jocular sort of way. See Jeremy Crowe's work on Real Legit Wins. Or this website's twitter feed. The CBJ? Good? Is it possible? Is it real?
Usually in this space, I try to come up with one major topic or point and run with it. About 1,000 words later, I think I’ve made a good point, though I suspect some of you might not agree. But today, I think I’m going a bit of a different direction, with a few rapid-fire thoughts on the Columbus Blue Jackets right now. That’s right, it’s a true SvoNotebook! This is what happens when it’s the holiday season, I suppose, but consider this an emptying out the notebook edition of SvoNotes.
Goaltender Matej Machovsky was reassigned from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League to the Walleye today. Machovsky, a 24-year-old from the Czech Republic, has appeared to be destined to play in Toledo ever since the Detroit Red Wings signed him in May. Machovsky, who played the last four seasons in his native country, had a 2.25 goals-against average and .925 save percentage last year.
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Selecting a term
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