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The Columbus Blue Jackets joined the NHL in 2000 as an expansion franchise alongside the Minnesota Wild. Their first game was a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 7, 2000. For the first 12 years of its history, the team played in the Western Conference before switching to the Eastern Conference for the 2013-14 season. The franchise struggled during the early part of its history and didn’t reach the postseason until 2008-09. In total, the team has made six postseason appearances and has advanced past the first round once. 

Maple Leafs Need Boone Jenner, But Price Would Be Steep

The Columbus Blue Jackets are entering the NHL Trade Deadline as a clear and obvious seller. When they have just a handful of untouchables on their roster, most everyone else can be had for the right price. This even includes captain Boone Jenner. His name has surfaced in trade rumors as a potential fit on some contending teams. The potential of a Jenner trade was brought up recently on the NHL Network. It was also discussed on TSN 1050 Radio within the past week as a potential fit on the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s easy to see why Jenner’s name…

Blue Jackets’ Gaudreau Shows He’s Happy in Columbus

Johnny Gaudreau shocked the hockey world by choosing the Columbus Blue Jackets in free agency. He was happy about the selection when it first happened. Even despite being in 32nd place in the NHL standings now, he still has no regrets about the decision. Gaudreau doesn’t have regrets now. He won’t have regrets later. That’s because he’s happy with where he’s at and where the Blue Jackets are looking to go. Fans of other teams from the outside are seeing how the Blue Jackets are doing and openly expressing their opinion that Gaudreau made a mistake or wants a redo…

Blue Jackets Should Re-Sign Nyquist After Injury News

We are in the home stretch before the NHL Trade Deadline and one of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ biggest trade assets may be off the table. When it comes to trade targets, they’ve had the big three — Joonas Korpisalo, Vladislav Gavrikov, and Gustav Nyquist. It’s Nyquist that could be off the block following a recent injury. Given that and the swath of externalities surrounding him, it makes the most sense that he actually be re-signed for another season in Ohio. Nyquist’s Season Nyquist has been on the block this season for good cause. As a veteran with an expiring…

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