Happy Monday morning, Columbus.
The Blue Jackets are on a roll, baby. Against all odds and conventional wisdom, the team is playing like a contender. Heck, they beat Boston in Boston last week.
But this column doesn’t start in Boston. It starts in Columbus a few days before we celebrated a new year …
My youngest daughter bought me a hat for Hanukkah.
It’s a warm and comfy Columbus Blue Jackets hat in red, white and blue. It’s topped with a pom pom.
Caroline purchased it for me as a replacement for the Blue Jackets hat that I gladly tossed to the ice on Nov. 29 when forward Gustav Nyquist scored a hat trick in the team’s 5-2 win over the Penguins at Nationwide Arena.