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The Adopt the Coyotes Letters - Columbus Blue Jackets Edition

Phoenix Coyotes Fans Arena
Glendale, AZ

Columbus Blue Jackets Fans
Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH

Dear Columbus Blue Jackets Fans,

Well guys, I'm sorry to say that the day is here where you've been mathematically eliminated from the Playoff race. You had a promising start, but your season just didn't quite materialize. Sorry about that. We're here for you though. In fact. We'd be very happy to have you all on board our bandwagon this postseason as the Coyotes attempt to get to the Stanley Cup Finals. Let me outline just a few reasons that you might want to do just that...

First, everyone loves the underdog. That's exactly what we were for most of the year. People still aren't giving us the biggest chance. Right now it's just a lot of "This is a great story" stuff with the thought that it'll be over soon. Well I think that's unlikely.

Second, we play some pretty exciting hockey. We like to win quite a bit. When we do it's always because of a different guy or a different play than the night before. Sure Ilya Bryzgalov stands on his head at times, but even on nights when he doesn't we'll find someone to go out there and win for us.

Third, we "small markets" have to stick together. While Phoenix is a huge city, we're apparently "small market" as we keep getting told. It helps to shut up naysayers, or at least make those nay sayers cry when one of us wins the cup or knocks out a "big market" team.

Finally, YOU OWE US. See that picture up top? Our welcome back whiteout after the summer from hell? Well your team just had to up and ruin it for us. I haven't forgotten. The least you could do is cheer us on during the real whiteout for that. I don't know. It's up to you I guess.


Travis Hair