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Alex is a credentialed reporter covering the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is currently attending Western Governors University. He lives in Columbus with his wife and five children.

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Recent Articles by Alex

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Blue Jackets News & Notes for March 2012

There has been plenty of  scuttlebutt in the Canadian press regarding the Blue Jackets 1st round draft pick in the upcoming 2012 NHL draft. Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse […]

by · March 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Rick Nash (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Scott Howson’s Shot Across the Bow

Before the 2007-08 season the Columbus Blue Jackets brought in the replica 1857 Napoleon cannon that fires after every Jackets goal and every Jackets victory.  Unfortunately the cannon hasn’t been […]

by · February 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
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Blue Jackets Goaltending Woes

The city of Saint John, New Brunswick is situated on the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the Saint John River in Canada.  It is an industrial city with […]

by · February 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Nikita Lyamkin plays very much like Fedor Tyutin. (Icon SMI)

5 Stats that Help Define the Blue Jackets Season

Statistics can be taken out of context, or used to prove points that are not relevant to the statistics themselves.  Some statistics can be close to  irrelevant, plus/minus and shots […]

by · January 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
All-star Game to Columbus, Planned Fan Protest, Carter on the Block

All-star Game to Columbus, Planned Fan Protest, Carter on the Block

On Saturday January 28 a group of angered Blue Jackets fans plan on holding a protest in the plaza outside Nationwide Arena.  Hours later the NHL is reportedly set to […]

by · January 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
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Evaluating the Tenure of Scott Howson Part 1: Righting the Ship

When the Columbus Blue Jackets hired Scott Howson away from the Edmonton Oilers the team was coming off the sixth straight season in which they missed the playoffs.

by · January 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Letang doesn't want to end up like Jeff Carter (Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

Re-visiting the Jeff Carter Trade

On June 23 Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson pulled off the biggest move of his tenure trading young winger Jakub Voracek…

by · December 27, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Dissecting the Blue Jackets: Coaching & Player Development

Dissecting the Blue Jackets: Coaching & Player Development

If General Manager Scott Howson was clinging to any hope that the Blue Jackets could turn around their nightmarish start to the season, surely he has to have abandoned it […]

by · December 6, 2011 · 4 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
Nikita Lyamkin plays very much like Fedor Tyutin. (Icon SMI)

Columbus Blue Jackets Getting it Together

Headed into the November 12 meeting with the Winnipeg Jets the Columbus Blue Jackets were mired in a horrible slump.  With a record of 2-12-1 and coming off losses of 9-2 and […]

by · November 22, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Johansen might be a third line center, but he is receiving a bit over 17 minutes per game and could be a good option for fantasy managers down the line. (Icon SMI)

Rookie Ryan Johansen Sparks Blue Jackets

How does one go from a  mid-round selection in the Bantam draft to a top-5 pick in the NHL draft?  If you are Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets […]

by · November 13, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, Player Profiles, World Junior Hockey Championship
The Scott Arniel inspired Blue JAckets dressing room (Jeff Little/THW)

Scrutinizing The Columbus Blue Jackets Roster

Nobody saw this coming.  Not the fans, not the media, and certainly not the players, coaches, and management of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  A   record of 2-11-1, five points […]

by · November 7, 2011 · 1 comment · Columbus Blue Jackets
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Jackets Lose Another, Time for Changes?

After a hard-fought but ultimately disappointing 4-1 loss to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, it appears the Columbus Blue Jackets have some tough decisions to make.  Goaltender Steve Mason was […]

by · November 4, 2011 · 1 comment · Columbus Blue Jackets