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Jason Reitman - Accept My Apology

Monday, 04.20.2009 / 8:06 PM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Jason Reitman - Special to NHL.com

Blog 3 - Monday, April 20

I think an apology is in order. There are certain things I said in my first blog that after further glance are overstated and perhaps false.  While the whole purpose of my writing here at NHL.com is merely entertainment and my statements are purely uneducated opinions, I still think there is a certain responsibility to remain accurate.
So please accept my apology when I said the Canucks would take this series in six. They probably are only going to need five games… or maybe just four. Thank you for understanding.
I finally got to watch a game start to finish and what a game. The Blues came out strong and really had the Nucks on their heels for most of the first period.  It wasn’t until after a series of failed power plays on the part of St. Louis, that my boys really fell into rhythm.
I have to imagine this is a soul crushing blow for the Blues. They really threw everything they had at Vancouver, only to find the Nucks confident by the second period on.  This was most obvious on the Vancouver power plays, where they simply skated circles around the Blues.
I have to hand it to the fans here in St. Louis.  They are really loud.  This is a town of true sports fans. They love their hockey team.  And at the same time, are respectful enough to not have jerseyed me by my Canucks sweatshirt or beered me with a Schlafly.  It’s really a great town and had they not been facing the Canucks, I would have probably been rooting for them.
Even though they did put my picture on the Jumbotron with the quote “The Blues Are Dead To Me” from my first blog. Thankfully, no one knew who the hell I was, and the moment passed with little fanfare.
If I have one note for the Blue Notes, it would be this… Do you really want Waste Management as your sponsor for your rally towels? Perhaps this points too clearly to where those towels will shortly wind up.

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