This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as post-game quick hits. 1. Sonny Milano + Oliver Bjorkstrand = Really Good Things The two forwards quickly found chemistry, connecting on Milano’s first NHL goal against the team he grew up watching in
At long last, the preseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets has come to an end. It’s time for the real games to begin. What did we learn in this training camp? There was both good and bad that happened. But through it all, the Blue Jackets are ready to show last season wasn’t a fluke.
The Columbus Blue Jackets played their first preseason game on Tuesday night, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks at home 5-2. Since then, they’ve lost 3-2 in overtime to the St. Louis Blues and lost 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. So, the record isn’t good for the Jackets so far but there are some positive takeaways.
Training camp is already about halfway over. After their game against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Columbus Blue Jackets will have played four of their eight preseason games. Despite the team’s 0-2-1 record, the Blue Jackets have had some things to smile about. Who has stood out? Which players find themselves in place to secure a
Flashback 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. Although the Blue Jackets
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
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 will eat one year of Wennberg’s
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
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
Do we really know what the Blue Jackets‘ opening-night roster will look like? While many rosters spots are already taken, several prospects have set their sights on making the team this fall. In this edition of Blue Jackets’ Pressure Points, we focus on the dark horses who could surprise everyone and make the team. A
Jersey number 9 is arguably the most legendary in NHL history. With the likes of Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Mike Modano and many others all having donned ‘9’ on their backs, it’s hard to find a numeral associated with more of the game’s all-time greats. While no player anywhere near the status of those legends has
Welcome to part two of Pressure Points, our summer review of the Columbus Blue Jackets. In case you missed part one, we did a full recap of the offseason to date. Since then, you haven’t missed anything. We still await the new contracts of both Alexander Wennberg and Josh Anderson. We also wait to see
After the most successful season in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves shrouded in a bizarre haze surrounding the future of their goaltending heading into the offseason. On the one hand, Sergei Bobrovsky is almost certainly going to win his 2nd Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender next month. They have a
The Nashville Predators have turned into the hockey world’s darlings after an incredible run to the Stanley Cup Final. They were the last team to get into the playoffs but the underdogs have been almost flawless this postseason. Their run has been remarkable but when you think about it, it’s nowhere near insane why they’re
Welcome back to our Blue Jackets offseason roundtable. In Part 1, we talked expansion draft and entry draft. Now we shift our focus to potential moves the team could make. Our Blue Jackets writers (Kenyon, Jeff, Dan and myself) return with answers to those questions and more. Let’s jump right in. Salary Cap Troubles? Question