December 30th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks 4 comments

The ghost of Mike Gillis reared its ugly head again over the weekend. On Saturday night the Columbus Blue Jackets romped the Boston Bruins 6-2, their first win against the B’s since 2010. The first star of that game was former Canucks prospect defenceman Kevin Connauton. Connauton had a goal and two assists in the victory. He now has...

December 27th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

In Part 1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets Ultimate Roundtable, our panel gave us great insight about the season to date, and the impact of the All-Star Game coming to Columbus.  We have brought everybody back again to discuss a couple of more pertinent topics.  Let us take a moment to reintroduce our panel, all of which are highly respected voices...

December 26th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers 0 comments

The resurgence of Rick Nash this season has been one of the hottest topics among New York Rangers fans, and hockey fans as a whole. The 30-year-old winger has certainly regained the scoring touch that made him the first overall pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. At 23 goals and 36 points through 32 games, Nash is...

December 23rd, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agents 0 comments

Much like our gifts, the Blue Jackets need to wrap up these players. If general manager Jarmo Kekӓlӓinen is Santa Claus, or Joulupukki if you subscribe to Finnish Christmas traditions, then consider this a wish list. According to Cap Geek, 13 Blue Jacket contracts are set to expire at the end of the season with seven of those players set to...

December 22nd, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

What a very eventful year 2014 was for Ryan Johansen.  His 33 goals last season helped lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to the playoffs for only the 2nd time in franchise history.  He was also due for a new contract as a restricted free agent.  At first, it seemed academic that the contract would be done in a fairly quick amount of time.  As it...

December 22nd, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils 6 comments

After an awful 6-15-2 start, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in the midst of an 8-0-1 stretch that has the team right back in the thick of the playoff race.  But what makes this recent run impressive, is who they are beating.  In this stretch, the Blue Jackets have beaten Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Chicago.  In looking back at those 4...

December 19th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

Yes, even sports teams can have doppelgangers. Every team has its role players and these roles can hold similarities across various sports. Hockey shares basketball’s schedule length, football’s physicality, soccer’s endurance levels and baseball’s history. Sure, each sport has its differences – the surfaces on which each is played, for...

December 17th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

Who would have thought it?  After an awful start to the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have now won 7 games in a row.  Many even began to think how the likes of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel would look in Union and Blue.  Instead, the Blue Jackets are right back in the thick of the race.  They are primed to make another run that could be...

December 15th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 comments

During the 2003-04 NCAA basketball season the University of Maryland’s men’s basketball team played Duke University in three hard fought basketball games. Duke won the two regular season matchups, but when the two teams met in ACC Championship game Maryland won the game in overtime, ending Duke’s consecutive conference champion streak at...

December 11th, 2014 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Humor 0 comments

Boone Jenner has been on quite the tear lately. The 21-year old is currently riding a four-game goal-scoring streak and has fired off 12 shots during the stretch. His third period goal against Florida on the first of the month sealed the Columbus win, the first of four in a row for the Blue Jackets. With the streak, Jenner’s goal total as a...

December 9th, 2014 In All-Star Weekend, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

An All Star Game Years In The Making From the moment that the Columbus Blue Jackets entered the league as an expansion franchise in 2000, they have had a goal of being able to host the NHL's premier weekend event.  Prior to this coming year, there have been multiple attempts by Columbus to host the All Star Game.  This almost came to pass back...

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