The Elbow staff
COLUMBUS, OH – The Blue Jackets are going on parade!
The team has put plans in place for a full ticker tape parade through downtown Columbus this Wednesday, after the Pittsburgh Penguins officially acknowledged them as a rival.
The parade will feature all members of the organization in a celebration that team officials are calling a win for the entire city.
"After ten years of being unrecognized by opponents or even our own fans, we're relieved to finally have someone acknowledge us," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said this afternoon.
On Thursday, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan shrugged and said "I guess" after being asked if Columbus were considered a rival of the Stanley Cup champions.
Fans of the Jackets have spent the past 15 years campaigning for their right to be recognized as a rival of anyone.
According to anonymous team sources, they would've even been happy to accept the Atlanta Thrashers a rival back in the dark days of the early to late 2000s.
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