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Blue Jackets offer to fix your Jeff Carter jersey

Posted on: March 8, 2012 4:24 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2012 4:27 pm
CBJBy: Adam Gretz

The biggest drawback to purchasing a jersey with a player name on the back is the inevitable fact that one day that player, for one reason or another, will no longer play for your favorite team. Trades, free agency, cuts, or any other sort of roster move will result in you owning a jersey with a name and number that is no longer relevant to the current team on the ice (or field, or court, depending on the sport).

That's kind of what Columbus Blue Jackets fans that bought into the Jeff Carter excitement over the summer are feeling right now after he was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings prior to the trade deadline in exchange for Jack Johnson.

But good news! The Blue Jackets announced on Thursday, ahead of their home game against the Kings, that fans can take their Jeff Carter No. 7 jersey to the team store at Nationwide arena before the end of the first period on Thursday (yes, it's a one night deal) and have the name plate changed to add Jack Johnson's name (who wears the same No. 7 that Carter wore in Columbus) free of charge. And that is a pretty cool gesture on their part.


So there you go, Jackets fans. Your No. 7 jersey will now have the proper name on the back ... until the day comes that Jack Johnson no longer plays for them.

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Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:22 pm

Blue Jackets offer to fix your Jeff Carter jersey

Yep. Smart move, particularly after JJ scores the GWG.

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:33 pm

Blue Jackets offer to fix your Jeff Carter jersey

Respect just went up for you guys, CBJ... You're now at 1.

All seriousness... classy move.

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:23 pm

Blue Jackets offer to fix your Jeff Carter jersey

I like the move.   Not too many owners or presidents would even consider allowing something like that.

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