I think I'm beginning to subscribe to the reverse-parallel of what you always hear in NFL circles...."The NFL is better when the Raiders are relevant" Well, I propose based on this season that the NHL is "Better when the Blue Jackets fucking suck shit" The Avs have truly been reduced to commoners. Hell, Nash wasn't even playing tonight.
With no conjecture I can safely say the Western Conference is crazy...the Avs were 3rd in the NW earlier today but after that loss are now in the cellar, and are subsequently 11th in the Conference. A costly loss. Keeping with my VH/Avalanche season theme...Where Have All the Good Times Gone!