During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We start with Blue Jackets’ center Riley Nash. He could be one of the more underrated signings this offseason. Riley Nash 2017-18 Stats: Career high 15-16-41 in 76 games for the Boston Bruins. 2018-19 Team: Columbus Blue Jackets.
Second periods. They can make or break teams if they are not careful. Teams often talk about their focus on starting out or finishing games strong. You don’t often hear teams emphasizing pushing the pace in the middle frame. Case in point: through the first 50 games of the season, second periods have not been
The Columbus Blue Jackets power play was the talk of the National Hockey League early on in the 2016-17 regular season. Their success rate was sky-high and teams could not solve them. Special teams were key in the Blue Jackets’ 16-game win streak and kept them at or near the top of the Metropolitan Division
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
Another day, another slow start to a game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Unlike the previous slow starts, the team could not recover from this one. Vladimir Sobotka scored late in the first period and the St. Louis Blues never trailed as they defeated the Blue Jackets 4-1. Columbus still has a very respectable record
The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to their best start in franchise history after defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 Friday night. The win gives them 14 points, one more than their previous best start of 13 points in 2007-08. Initially, you’d think all aspects of the team are going well given the hot start. Upon
Welcome back to 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 talk the Traverse City Prospect’s Tournament and much more. Early Impressions of Traverse City The Columbus Blue Jackets needed just two
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 help the Blue