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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
The Blue Jackets Struggle to Replace Rick Nash

The Blue Jackets Struggle to Replace Rick Nash

The Blue Jackets loss to the Oilers Sunday served as a painful reminder of the difference between potential and productivity. Both Columbus and Edmonton are loaded with prized prospects, but […]

by · February 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
Jobbing.com, Glendale (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Coyotes Relocation Would Lead to Significant Realignment

It seems fitting that the latest attempt to purchase the Coyotes fell apart within 48 hours of Groundhog Day. The NHL has owned the troubled Glendale-based franchise four long years […]

by · February 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Phoenix Coyotes