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The Centre Bell in Montreal will be the setting for the upcoming clash between two teams who are at the opposite sides of the spectrum in the NHL. It truly is a case of David vs. Goliath as a franchise regarded as royalty in the league takes on a fledgling franchise still trying to cement its place. The legendary Montreal Canadeins will attempt to hold off the onslaught of the Columbus Blue Jackets in an exhilarating contest between the two Eastern Conference rivals. Be sure to catch the action live; buy Columbus Blue Jackets Montreal tickets now.
Columbus Blue Jackets are one of the youngest franchises in the NHL, having been formed in 2000. The team is based out of Columbus, Ohio. It is placed in the Eastern Conference and plays in the Metropolitan Division. Until two years ago, the Blue Jackets were placed in the Central Division.
A tribute to the Civil War
The reason behind naming the franchise was to honor the contributions of the state of Ohio during the Civil War. Ohio residents take pride in rising above and beyond the call of duty when the state was able to raise 23 regiments instead of the 10 originally requested by Abraham Lincoln. The franchise, through its name honors other Civil War personalities hailing from Ohio. The list includes such well-known names as George Custer, Ulysses S. Grant and Philip Sheridan.
Filling a need
There was a popular demand for an NHL based franchise in Ohio which had not participated in the league after the departure of Cleveland Barons. Even though there was an ECHL based Ohio team in the form of Columbus Chill, the need for an NHL team was still felt.
Hitting the ground running
The Blue Jackets proved to all in the league that they meant business when they advanced to the playoffs in 2009. Even though the franchise has yet to lift any silverware but it has proved to all that it is no pushover. Blue Jackets fans have had to endure a horrible season when most of its players suffered injuries or lack of form. They are keen to turn things around. A famous victory against a powerhouse club such as the Montreal Canadeins will be just the boost the team needs. Be sure to support your team, buy Columbus Blue Jackets Montreal tickets now.