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

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5 Blue Jackets Key To Avoiding Early Season Slump

The Blue Jackets are a completely different team than they were three short years ago. Columbus missed the 2013 Playoffs by a tiebreaker and followed it up with a rousing […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Columbus Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets Traverse City Prospect Tournament Primer

Blue Jackets Traverse City Prospect Tournament Primer

The long wait for hockey’s return is nearly over. Training Camp opens next week and Regular Season games are less than a month away. Break out your jerseys and Canadian […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
Sami Aittokallio (Ross Bonander/THW)

Is a Blue Jackets – Monsters Affiliation on the Horizon?

The AHL has a history of illogical affiliations. From hosting a Flames affiliate in the Vancouver suburbs to aligning the Chicago Wolves with the St. Louis Blues, hockey’s primary feeder […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 1 comment · Columbus Blue Jackets
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Which Blue Jacket Will Be The Next 30-Goal Scorer?

In 2013-14 Ryan Johansen joined the ranks of Rick Nash and Geoff Sanderson as the only Blue Jackets to earn 30-plus goal seasons in franchise history. This season, the young star […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
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
The insertion of Vegas into the NHL could create a divisional problem [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
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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