Columbus Blue Jackets

In this edition of Columbus Blue Jackets unzipped, we ask what most fans have in their heads. Is it time to panic about the state of the Blue Jackets? After completing a third period comeback Tuesday night in Dallas, the Blue Jackets traveled to Denver in the hopes of starting a winning streak. Instead they left
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Christmas Break is over. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s time to get back to business. They open their post-Christmas schedule and finish calendar-year 2017 with three tough games. They play in Pittsburgh and Ottawa then come home to face the NHL-leading Lightning. What are we watching for from now until the end of January?
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After 13 days on the road, where they put together a record of 2-2-2, the Carolina Hurricanes were glad to be home in Raleigh. Though the “home stand” was only for one night – they hit the road for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs this Tuesday, and against the Nashville Predators two days
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After the franchise’s best season a year ago, it wasn’t too far-fetched to predict that the Columbus Blue Jackets would be crowned Metropolitan Division champs this season, or be seen as the leaders in December. The Blue Jackets avenged an embarrassing 4-1 loss to New Jersey at home on Tuesday with a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over
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After going one-quarter of the way through the 2017-18 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have finally found their top line. On paper, they are a band of misfits. On the left, there is charismatic Russian sniper Artemi Panarin, who at 26 years old has already built up quite the resume. In the middle, 19-year-old rookie
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Contract Relief for Cam Atkinson The Blue Jackets officially extended forward Cam Atkinson’s contract Friday morning with a seven-year, $40.25 million deal. It was a huge relief for the
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Where’s the Jackets’ Offense? If a team does not score, they do not win the hockey game. The Blue Jackets are putting that to the test by only scoring
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The Columbus Blue Jackets should have a five-game losing streak going. Thanks to the heroics (and luck) of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the streak ended at four. For the third consecutive game, the Blue Jackets scored just once in regulation. Unlike their games against the Predators and Hurricanes, they found a way to win a game
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As far as in-season NHL trades go, one would be hard-pressed to find a move in recent memory that was more eye-popping than the deal the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators made on January 6, 2016. As we near the two-year anniversary of Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones swapping organizations, the trade remains as
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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