Hockey sweaters are not customary attire on steamy June nights in Columbus, Ohio. However, on Saturday evening, they dominated the sartorial display at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, where more than […]
Fan of hockey at all levels, with focus on the Blue Jackets, Miami RedHawks and the business side of the game. I try to bring a rational, even-handed analysis to my writing, wtih just a touch of snark. I use my legal background to bring some more insight on the business side. Love family, travel, hockey, golf and curling.
Recent Articles by Jeff
It seemed so innocuous at the time . . . harmless really. When former Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson proposed a tie-breaking revision that would make non-shootout wins the first tie-breaker […]
Watching Columbus native Jack Nicklaus dissect his beloved Augusta National golf course in the 1965 Masters, golf legend and Augusta founder Bobby Jones reportedly observed that “He [Nicklaus] plays a […]
As the NHL configured the tightly compressed schedule in the aftermath of the latest lockout incarnation, the pundits almost universally decreed that the Stanley Cup Final would pit the New […]
Coming into the trade deadline, Hockey Operations President John Davidson and General Manger Jarmo Kekäläinen warned that there would be no short term deals — no rentals — forthcoming at […]
Einstein teaches us that reality is a malleable concept, and in the case of moving bodies, reality is entirely dependent upon the observer. This has been repeatedly validated through experimentation, and […]
If you had polled NHL scribes prior to this season, and asked which clubs were most likely to post a ten-game point streak in this shortened season, chances are overwhelming that Columbus would not have made the top 25 in that list. Yet — 29 games in — the Blue Jackets are the proud owners of just such a streak, which is still alive thanks to a befuddling 1 – 0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night — the club’s first-ever 1-0 shootout win.
It’s Game Day vs. the Chicago Blackhawks today, and a good time to catch up on the miscellaneous things that have been transpiring in the Blue Jackets ecosystem in […]
Sunday was 68-degree March day in central Ohio — a weather phenomenon that divides the mind between the skate blade and the golf club, so a golf analogy seems appropriate to use […]
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear devices. Not in hockey games. That being said, the Blue Jackets played their eighth consecutive one-goal game Friday night.
To say that fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets — not to mention the club itself — are salivating over the prospect that meaningful NHL re-alignment is an understatement of […]
The omens were in the air yesterday. An ice storm bearing down on the Midwest, threatening travel plans. The stock market tanking . . . then recovering a bit. James […]