August 6th, 2017Throughout August, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season.
As our predictions continue, we head to Columbus,...
August 5th, 2017Blue Jackets' Pressure Points rolls into the month of August by asking a very important question. Who will replace William Karlsson in the lineup?
This story doesn't get enough attention. If the Blue Jackets want to build off the success they had last year, they must find the right player to...
Welcome to part two of Pressure Points, our summer review of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
In case you missed part one, we did a full recap of the offseason to date. Since then, you haven't missed anything. We still await the new contracts of both Alexander Wennberg and Josh Anderson. We also wait...July 15th, 2017
A couple of days before Free Agent Frenzy kicked off, the hockey world was hit with multiple trades. Probably the largest of them all was the one between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks in an essential swap of Artemi Panarin and Brandon Saad. The Jackets got the sniper they...July 15th, 2017
Welcome back to Blue Jackets Pressure Points.
Last summer, we tackled hard questions facing the team in the offseason and tried offering answers. For our second season, we have nine questions we will attempt to answer. Before we jump into those questions which will come out once per week, we...July 8th, 2017
The big question in the hockey world is, where will Matt Duchene end up?
The rumors of Duchene's departure have swirled for over a year now. Many assumed that it was just a matter of time before GM Joe Sakic pulled the trigger on a trade. But as we know, nothing has happened as of yet. Reports...July 2nd, 2017
After a great season in the KHL, Columbus Blue Jackets defensive prospect Vladislav Gavrikov decided to stay in Russia for the upcoming season. After seeing his contract expiring last April 30, Gavrikov was traded to SKA St. Petersburg, with whom he signed a two-year contract. In this translated...June 30th, 2017
Nico Hischier made history for his country at the 2017 NHL Draft. Chosen first overall by the New Jersey Devils, he became the highest drafted Swiss player ever. In a year in which three in five players selected were from North America, another European player had an even greater breakthrough....June 29th, 2017