Last week we ran a fan poll asking our readers to assign a letter grade for the Columbus Blue Jackets performance in the month of November. The Jackets went 5-8-3 for the month, after starting November with 4 straight losses. Columbus then went on a 5 game points streak that included a win, two OT losses, and a SO loss. The point streak gave way to the win one / lose one pattern that the CBJ finally ended with their win over the Wild this past Friday.
The up and down month was reflected in the pull results, as when compared to October, the fan response was much more negative. Please remember, this poll was for November only, so the Jackets positive start to the month of December was not factored in.
As you can see, the majority of those who responded to the poll gave the Jackets a D average. When you average all of the letter grades up, where an A+ = 90, B = 80, C=70, D=60, and F=50, the average letter grade for the month of November is 62%, what most professors would consider a D- average. That is a 12% drop from October. You can see the monthly trend for the Grading the Jackets Poll Results below:
It will be interesting to see if the Jackets can turn things around this month and how it affects the poll results. We will plot the results each month so we can see how the feelings of the fan base change throughout the season. I’m considering also extending the polls into the offseason as well. If you voted in the November poll, we thank you for participating. If you did not, we certainly hope you take part in December’s poll at the end of the month!