John Tortorella

The past week or two have been rough on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Solidly in Stanley Cup Playoff contention – or so it seemed – their 0-4-1 slide took the team from the upper end of the pack to the bottom in the up-and-down Metropolitan Division, where the order shuffles every night. That five-game skid became
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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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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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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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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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