Accoroding to the Dispatch Leclaire will get the start on Saturday in Colorado. He’s hot, I would start him as well!
There is a piece on Adam Foote in the Dispatch this morning. It was concerning an interview that Foote gave to the Colorado media over the summer that sparked a little controversy when it was reported that Foote regretted leaving Colorado.
On June 27, at a charity golf tournament in Colorado, Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote was asked whether he would ever entertain the possibility of returning to the Avalanche. The answer, on camera, went like this:
“Right now, that’s a tough question, just because I’m so dedicated right now and focused with Columbus. Yeah, I mean, I’d be lying to you, and I think you are all aware that we love Colorado and we wish we never left, but we did, it’s unfortunate, it’s a business — and one day, you never know …”
After the Blue Jackets beat Phoenix on Wednesday in Nationwide Arena, Foote was asked about what he said.
This was Foote’s response: “My kids were born there, my wife loved it there, I loved it there, we won there. That’s the truth. I left a beautiful spot. You’re damn right I miss 305 sunny days a year. But what no one has talked about is the things I said about being dedicated to my job and trying to help this team get better — and winning. Here. That’s important to me.”
He also said, “There were times when I wasn’t sure what I was going to do next.”
“When I came here and (Tyler) Wright left, (Geoff) Sanderson left, (Scott) Lachance left, (Luke) Richardson was on his way out, and there were a couple of other guys on the way out, I felt like, ‘Oh, God, there’s the guts,’ ” Foote said. “OK, there it is, eight transitions. That’s like, whoa.”
One of his former teammates, a close friend he won’t name, urged him to demand a trade.
“I just felt that if I did, everything I was saying would mean nothing,” Foote said. “That’s just not me.”
His father told him: “Don’t jump ship. Just don’t jump ship. That’s not the way we do it.”
His wife told him, “You just have to get on top again.”
I’m a huge Adam Foote fan adn was excited when he chose Columbus as his NHL team coming out of the lockout.
It would appear that he totally regrets coming to this market and that all he and his family think about are the days back in Colorado.
Sunny, moderate climate Denver, against cold, cloudy Columbus. In some ways I can’t blame him. He started his family in Colorado, needless to say his roots will always be there. And the memories of the championships he won while playing for the Avalance. He has been suffered through two miserable seasons here in Columbus. That said he followed the money and chose Columbus and that’s a decision he should live with.This team invested a lot in him and gave him a big playing and leadership role
I’m sure he was sold a bogus bill of goods from former GM Doug MacLean and things weren’t as expected when he got here.Tyler Wright, Geoff Sanderson, Luke Richardson and Scott Lachance? the future or “guts” of this team ? No way. And those were not the names he was mentioning when he arrived. It was Nash,Klesla and Zherdev
I think he knows exactly what the problem was, as do most fans, but that problem seems to have been fixed. This team is going in the right direction and now its time for our captain to lead it.