Roarke Boes | @roarkeb

Blue Jackets writer since 2012, following the team since 2000-01. Former goaltender. When I'm not writing, I work as a YouTube Rights Specialist for Omnia Media of Los Angeles. I know more about Arena Football history than any man should.

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Recent Articles by Roarke

Brandon Dubinsky (Andy Martin Jr.)

Brandon Dubinsky Destined to Captain Blue Jackets

Brandon Dubinsky embraced Columbus. In the short time since his arrival Dubinsky has helped transform the Blue Jackets from laughing stock to playoff contender. A proven fit in Todd Richards […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
Sonny Milano (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

Columbus Youth Movement on Hold for 2014

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been awfully quiet this offseason since swapping RJ Umberger for Scott Hartnell. While hockey fans across Ohio hold their collective breath in anticipation for the […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
[photo: madlyinlovewithlife CC]

2020-21: The NHL of the Future

It’s an exciting time in the NHL offseason. The NHL Entry Draft wrapped last weekend and we’re now in the midst of free agency frenzy. Ah, Christmas in July. The […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 8 comments · News/Commentary
Columbus forecheck (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

10 Key Games for Columbus Before Christmas

The NHL kicked off the busiest two weeks of the offseason Sunday with the release of the 2014-15 schedule. In a matter of days the 2014 NHL Entry Draft will […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
Kerby Rychel [photo: David Chan]

Blue Jackets 2014-15 Opening Day Roster

The Blue Jackets enter the 2014 offseason with the unfamiliar burden of expectation. The cannon faithful electrified Nationwide Arena as their Blue Jackets picked up the club’s first playoff wins […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 1 comment · 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)

Ryan Johansen’s Future in Columbus Uncertain

The Blue Jackets’ run at the playoffs yielded the finest stretch of play in the franchise history. Talented prospects, led by spark plugs Matt Calvert and Cam Atkinson, are finally […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Goaltenders will do whatever it takes to buy extra time after their team is guilty of an icing call. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

THW Panel: Blue Jackets Face Big Questions This Offseason

Two months ago Blue Jackets fans were speculating whether Nate MacKinnon or Jonathan Drouin would look best in Union Blue. The late season surge ended that talk and have Jacket […]

by · May 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Rising Blue Jackets Flush with Options, Picks in 2013 Draft

Rising Blue Jackets Flush with Options, Picks in 2013 Draft

The Columbus Blue Jackets did everything in their power down the stretch to earn a trip to the playoffs. Unfortunately an abysmal first half turned out to be too much […]

by · May 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Jake Voracek (Dave Gainer/THW)

Blue Jackets New Division Features Familiar Faces

The July blockbuster that sent Rick Nash to New York was viewed by most of the hockey world as an overwhelming victory for the Rangers. For Columbus, it appeared to […]

by · April 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
(Christopher Szagola-USA TODAY Sports)

Surprise Blue Jackets Face Tough Road to Post Season

Less than two months ago the Columbus Blue Jackets seemed destined for another last place finish. Following an abysmal start and without the face of the franchise for the first […]

by · March 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets and Red Wings had their scuffles, but Penguins vs Blue Jackets is the future. (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

How The Blue Jackets Will Make the Playoffs

The NHL returned stronger than ever in its first full month back since the latest lockout. The season was saved, but with an abbreviated season comes a myriad of pains […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Jarmo Kekäläinen Already On Thin Ice In Columbus

Jarmo Kekäläinen Already On Thin Ice In Columbus

The NHL’s most patriotic (American) brand has gone European. The Columbus Blue Jackets, named for Ohio’s rich Civil War history, recently announced the hiring of Finish general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen. […]

by · February 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets