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Is Columbus Even a Playoff Team?

Is Columbus Even a Playoff Team?

January 13th, 2018 Who would have ever thought we'd question the playoff chances of the Columbus Blue Jackets in January? Well here we are. Losing games to the 29th and 30th place teams should stop and make you think. After losing 3-1 in Buffalo and 5-2 against Vancouver, the Blue Jackets enter their bye week...
Best Time for a Blue Jackets Break

Best Time for a Blue Jackets Break

January 13th, 2018 The National Hockey League-mandated five-day "bye week": every team has one in January. With the way they are staggered, expect the standings to be an interesting mix throughout the next few weeks. The Columbus Blue Jackets headed into theirs after Friday's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks—a...

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December 21st, 2017
Blue Jackets Goaltending

Imagine going days or even weeks at a time between starts. For Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, this is a way of life. That's the life of a backup goaltender. They have to stay ready in the event something happens or when it's their turn. They may not get that call for weeks. But when coach calls his name, he's gotta step in and play at a high level. Korpisalo Answering the Call After a tough start to the season in which Korpisalo went 1-3-0, he found himself on the bench for three weeks. The team asked him to play against tough competition mostly on the second half of back-to-backs. Korpisalo started games in Chicago and in St. Louis. He gave up five and four goals in those games. He enjoyed a good start in Winnipeg where he allowed just two goals. Then in his first home start of the season, he played well allowing just two goals, but lost because he got no support. At some point, the Blue Jackets had to turn back to Korpisalo mainly to give Sergei Bobrovsky some...
December 21st, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets

This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after Columbus Blue Jackets match-ups, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Alexander Wennberg Gets Going In his first 24 games, Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg tallied only two goals and 11 points. It was way below the expectations he set in the 2016-17 season when he posted 59 points in 82 games to earn his hefty contract at the start of this campaign. Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella continually called out Wennberg's disappointing and poor performances. With center Brandon Dubinsky injured on Dec. 12 against the Edmonton Oilers, Tortorella and Wennberg both knew the pressure was ramped up. Since then, Wennberg has been a different player. He is riding a four-game point streak of two goals and three assists and is a more active participant on the Blue Jackets power play. What's different about his play? "It’s a little personal, actually, but it’s nothing...
December 17th, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets

After 13 days on the road, where they put together a record of 2-2-2, the Carolina Hurricanes were glad to be home in Raleigh. Though the "home stand" was only for one night - they hit the road for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs this Tuesday, and against the Nashville Predators two days later on Thursday - the Hurricanes were happy to be in familiar surroundings against their Metropolitan Division opponent, Columbus Blue Jackets. So happy, in fact, that they beat the visiting Blue Jackets 2-1 in regulation. It was a gutsy performance by the team that had just played an overtime game the previous night against the Buffalo Sabres, and that had not been home for over two weeks. It also marked the third win in a row for the road-weary 'Canes. https://twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/942245791049056256 Interestingly enough, the game Saturday night was the last in the season-series with the Blue Jackets for the Hurricanes. It is a series that the 'Canes owned from a points...
December 14th, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Wednesday that center Brandon Dubinsky will miss 6-8 weeks with an orbital bone fracture. This is as crushing a loss for a team already struggling at center as you can see. But life goes on. The Blue Jackets must continue without Dubinsky. That means one thing. Alexander Wennberg must start playing the way he is capable of. Wennberg's Chance Recall Wennberg signed a new six-year deal with the Blue Jackets before the season started. The expectation for him was to perform as a top-six center. With questions at center below him, his success was of the utmost importance to the Blue Jackets. His start has been anything but successful in the early going with just two goals and 11 points in 25 games. Now that Dubinsky is out, Wennberg must step up. No player will get more scrutiny in the next 6-8 weeks than Wennberg. Back in the Top-Six One night after an embarrassing 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Blue Jackets took to the ice in...

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Blue Jackets' Draft History

Two days after Wednesday's NHL Awards Ceremony and Las Vegas Expansion Draft, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will commence. The now 31 NHL teams will gather inside the United Center in Chicago in efforts to rebuild, or build upon, their rosters by selecting teenagers they feel will help their team in the... June 23rd, 2017