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Blue Jackets Trending Up: Bjorkstrand

Blue Jackets Trending Up: Bjorkstrand

May 17th, 2018 The 2013 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft was one of the most successful drafts in recent Columbus Blue Jackets history. That Blue Jackets draft class has amassed a combined 580 combined NHL games played -- a total that would be higher if multiple untimely injuries had not...
10 Blue Jackets' Targets at 18th Overall

10 Blue Jackets' Targets at 18th Overall

May 7th, 2018 The NHL Draft is less than two months away. With the calendar turning to May, it's time to start compiling huge lists of prospects that could hear their name called on the floor of American Airlines Center in Dallas. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, they will pick 18th at the draft assuming they...

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April 14th, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have never been in a better position in franchise history. Their wealth of talent and youth have them in a position to win a playoff series for the first time ever. They own a 1-0 series lead on the Washington Capitals heading into Sunday night's game two. But the story of these Blue Jackets started way back at the 2012 entry draft. Recall for a moment what the situation was like after the 2011-12 season concluded. A Brief History The Blue Jackets were at rock bottom in the NHL. They finished that season with 29-46-7 record. For the first time in franchise history, they finished in last place. Their captain and best player Rick Nash asked for a trade during the season but played the season out. At least they had the best chance to secure the number one pick in the draft. A chance was all it was. The Edmonton Oilers jumped up and won the right to select first. Nothing was going right for the Blue Jackets. Where were they going to go from here? Sergei...
April 12th, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets

For the first time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets have qualified for the postseason in back-to-back seasons. This year's playoff berth also marks the third time in the past five seasons that the Blue Jackets have played beyond the regular season. This "consistency" is a step in the right direction. However, Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella said the team still has a long way to go before they are held in the same regard as the Pittsburgh Penguins and other teams that have long postseason histories. "I am thrilled to experience what we’re going to experience here," Tortorella said on Thursday, April 5, the night the Blue Jackets clinched their ticket to the playoffs. "If you want to continue to build your organization and find your way, and be that team that’s going to be there all the time, you have to experience . You can’t be in one year, lose in five games, and take two years to get back into it. You need to keep getting back at it... That’s...
April 12th, 2018
Washington Capitals

Sergei Bobrvosky gets his opportunity to play someone other than the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alexander Ovechkin is still chasing a Stanley Cup. Philipp Grubauer starts in goal over Braden Holtby. The Columbus Blue Jackets are seeking their first ever playoff series win. The Capitals have dominated the Blue Jackets while on the power play. These are some of the major stories as the playoffs come calling for the Blue Jackets and Capitals. But what other stories are worth watching that isn't getting the attention it deserves? We list three things that not only deserve more attention, but they'll go a long way in determining the outcome of the series. Evgeny Kuznetsov Most of the offensive attention with the Capitals go to Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom. But the player we have our eyes on is center Evgeny Kuznetsov. When the Capitals have enjoyed success at five-on-five against the Blue Jackets, it's been because of Kuznetsov. According to multiple reports, the Capitals will start...
April 8th, 2018
Commentary

It took a 13-2-2 end to their season, but the Columbus Blue Jackets did something for the first time in franchise history on Thursday night. Thanks to getting to overtime, they clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. They've never done that before. The Blue Jackets will open the playoffs against the Washington Capitals sometime this week. We won't know when until the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins game is finished. Not many are that surprised the Blue Jackets made the playoffs. What the surprising thing is how they made the playoffs. This team seemed dead in the water. They couldn't score goals. Sergei Bobrovsky couldn't bail them out every night. When he wasn't playing, Joonas Korpisalo came in sometimes great and sometimes bad. https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsNHL/status/982996495388508160 They could have had every excuse in the book to call this a lost season. They were young. They had issues at center. Injuries kept piling up to their key players...

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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