The Future We Want


Only a few days ago, there was a press release from the UN. as follows.
“The Future We Want’ – UN Chief Five-Year Action Plan
Monday, 30 January 2012, 2:05 pm
Press Release: UN News

New York, Jan 26 2012 11:10AM
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today outlined a series of actions he believes the global community must take over the next five years to build “the future we want.”
With this tread of thinking, This is the bottom line of

what the avid Blue Jacket fans really want. It can  perhaps be said in many different ways, but the “Future we want” is for the Jackets to be competitive, to  “make the playoffs” and eventually to win the Stanley Cup. If we accept this premise as the “Future we want” then what we want right now is “the plan” on how we are going to get there. We “want” to “KNOW” what the plan is so we can sit by and watch it being put into action and view the progress that is being made toward out goal or “future”.

This is the bottom line of the “Trade Nash”, “Trade Carter”, “Blow up the existing team”, “Fire Howson” and any other of the varied proposals that are circulating through the blogsphere and the printed press. But how do we get there from here?

Thought from the past——-Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby in a month.
-Wernher von Braun

I keep coming back to the quotes from Claude Noel, RE his interviews for the coaching position in Columbus. He says that he [1] understood the situation. [2] could control the situation, [3]  could fix the situation and [4] his analysis was not agreed with, or  accepted and he was not awarded the position.  These statements sound like it was NOT the entire team as it stood when he was the interim coach.  Since these statements were released recently, it also sounds like he feels the “situation” still exists. Roughly half the team has been changed since that time. Coaches and staff have been changed. Evidently the “situation” has not. I cannot believe a “situation” exists because of one player. So, to me it sounds like a group of players, a clique. Fingers automatically go to Nash [+ others is a clique]. But I certainly don’t know that, so I’m letting it drop

I recently heard a quote, “a good team beats good players every time” . This is kinda a re-phrase of Herb Brooks, “the best players don’t make the best team” but there is a lot of truth to that general theory.

Except for possibly the goaltender, good individual performances/effort  do not necessarily win games. But in how many post game interviews do you hear a player say “I left it all out on the ice tonite?” More often they ALL are saying “we came out flat” I just don’t understand how that statement can be proffered up so many times this year. Is it a surprise that the game is starting @ 7:00 that the team is not ready to play?

We the fans know “The future we want” I believe the owners know “The future we want”  Let’s face it, we the fans are never going to know the “5 year plan” and we should not, or it can never be accomplished, but I certainly hope that the “Future we want” will be obtained.