September 18th, 2017Auston Matthews. Patrik Laine. We all thought we knew what was next, right?
Jarmo Kekalainen and the Columbus Blue Jackets had other ideas. Instead of picking Jesse Puljujarvi third overall, they went off the board and took Pierre-Luc Dubois.
They Did What?
The judgment started immediately...
September 17th, 2017Flashback to the end of the 2013-14 season with me for just a minute.
The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their second ever playoff berth before losing a tough series to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. Optimism around the team was high.
That optimism got even higher at the NHL Draft....
This is the début of a new column for the 2017-18 season called Blue Jackets Unzipped. Once a week or as needed throughout the season, we will discuss the latest happenings around the Columbus Blue Jackets mixed in with my deeper thoughts. Today, we recap a busy week in Columbus.
Wennberg Finally...September 2nd, 2017
The Columbus Blue Jackets and center Alexander Wennberg have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $29.4 million that will keep the 22-year-old with the team through the 2022-23 season, the Blue Jackets announced Friday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $4.9 million per season and...September 1st, 2017
Each NHL season, every player has the goal to better themselves for the next 82-game slate. Whether the player is already in the NHL or not, they're preparing themselves in the offseason to find a spot on the roster.
There are plenty of players in the league today that don't have much more to...August 30th, 2017
Welcome to part eight of Blue Jackets' Pressure Points, our summer review of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Our focus today turns to a player that could help decide the fate of this team.
Gone are players like Scott Hartnell and Brandon Saad. Between them, they scored 90 points including 37 goals to...August 27th, 2017
The Columbus Blue Jackets have some interesting decisions to make once training camp begins. Up to four roster spots are up for grabs.
Which players are ready to impress? We will all find out soon enough. At this point, we will try to put our best prediction skills to use in telling you who will...August 21st, 2017
We know the top of the Columbus Blue Jackets' goaltending depth chart is solid. But what about the rest of the organization?
Welcome to part seven of Pressure Points, our summer review of the Columbus Blue Jackets. If the team wants to continue the success of last season, their goaltending must...August 19th, 2017