So, I'll be moving "Pucks 'n' Stuff" to the Dark Blue Jacket Plus blog at FoxSportsOhio.com, where it will be a periodic feature.
So that's that. Look for a new "Pucks 'n' Stuff" post soon at DBJ+!
This is Volume I and it was sold during the inaugural season. (Maybe someone can help with this?)
The CBJ foundation teamed with Max and Erma's to sell this cookbook for $30 in their restaurants and, I guess, at games. It has a stiff back cover which folds to let the book stand up, as seen in the photos. There are tabs for the different sections: Foundation, Recipes, Scrapbook and Your Team. Of interest are the ingredients for 'ownership' and the note about the foundation and their goal to grow youth hockey in Columbus. As we see now, youth hockey and leagues are present where little to none existed before.
I can't say if this is the first thing the CBJ foundation put out to raise funds, but it is certainly among the earliest.More photos follow...
This is a super nice kepi made by Fall Creek Sutlery. Took me awhile to get the size right. My kids bought this for me for my birthday, so the agreement is that this doesn't get tossed for a hat trick unless its in the playoffs. I'll probably grab my pins though.
I like this hat a lot. I've seen another guy who has the cannons on the front, which I did for a bit, but it just didn't work for me. It wasn't easy getting them on the top. It took a bit of brute force.
So apologies to Matt Calvert for not tossing it. Get that hat trick in the playoffs against Detroit, and it goes.
I got most of the pins at the Blueline, but I was in the local carryout last summer and the crossed sticks pin was on sale for like, $2. So I grabbed the two remaining. Though I think the broken twig gives it a battle scarred look.Too cool.
This is my 'Brassacek' jersey...made immortal in this Puck Daddy post.
The first is my personal Blue Jackets Santa. To be quite honest, he and I are not on the best terms right now (for obvious reasons). Still, I will submit another list this year at Christmas and hope that maybe I have been a good little boy.