The eyes of the hockey world remain on the Columbus Blue Jackets. That won’t change all season so long as Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are with the team. Friday night’s game did absolutely nothing to change that. Panarin recorded 2-2-4 and Bobrovsky allowed six goals but when it mattered at the end, kept the
The Columbus Blue Jackets enter this new hockey season with one goal and one goal only in mind: Win the Stanley Cup. That’s all and that’s it. Given the current state of the franchise, the time is now. Gone are the days of simply making the playoffs being good enough. That’s just step one. As
During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We now look at Blue Jackets’ winger Anthony Duclair. He once had a lot of promise but now is in Columbus on a one-year deal. Is he the next Sam Gagner? Anthony Duclair 2017-18 Stats: 11-12-23 in 56
We all know the Artemi Panarin situation is hanging over both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the rest of the NHL. It’s not often that a potential top-10 overall player becomes available for other teams. But here we are. We don’t know what’s going to happen to Panarin. He might start the season in Columbus.
In light of the uncertainty surrounding the Artemi Panarin situation, the Columbus Blue Jackets could use some good news. Thanks to a major commitment made by a prominent Blue Jacket, the community has something big to look forward to. In the northwest Columbus suburb of Plain City, a new, state-of-the-art hockey training facility for hockey
One of the biggest mysteries in the NHL is identifying who is the best candidate for the New York Rangers coaching job. The silence is deafening as the Rangers are keeping their preferences close to the vest. The press is having trouble confirming who is under consideration, but the consensus can agree that a fresh voice is
A 13-2-2 end to the regular season. A 2-0 series lead in the playoffs with both wins coming on the road in overtime. Everything was set up for the Columbus Blue Jackets to finally break through the door to playoff success. Game 3 went to double overtime. Lars Eller won it on a lucky bounce.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are on a roll. After their latest victory, a 7-3 crushing of the Edmonton Oilers, the Blue Jackets improved to 11-1 in their last 12 games. They sit one point in back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second in the Metropolitan Division. The win was coach John Tortorella’s 127th win as
Now that the Columbus Blue Jackets’ win streak is in the double-digits, it has understandably drawn parallels to their 16-game win streak from the 2016-17 season. With Thursday night’s commanding 4-0 victory over the surging Florida Panthers, the 10 consecutive wins tied the Blue Jackets for the longest win streak in the NHL this season, and
One of the prevailing themes of this Columbus Blue Jackets’ season has been their youth. Thanks to the likes of Pierre-Luc Dubois, Zach Werenski, Seth Jones, Sonny Milano and Oliver Bjorkstrand, the Blue Jackets are one of the youngest teams in the NHL. That hasn’t stopped them from going on a season-defining winning streak. Going
Two of the newest faces on the Columbus Blue Jackets, acquired at the NHL trade deadline, are forwards Thomas Vanek and Mark Letestu. Both were brought in to bolster big needs as the Blue Jackets searched for point production (Vanek) and center depth with special-teams experience (Letestu). As with any new acquisition, players have to
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
This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after Columbus Blue Jackets match-ups, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Nick Foligno Breaks the Ice Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno had not scored since Dec. 14 against the New York Islanders, and the pressure was weighing on him. He only
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?
Where would the Columbus Blue Jackets be without Pierre-Luc Dubois? It seems no matter what situation he finds himself in, he comes through. Dubois scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win Saturday night over the Philadelphia Flyers. You’d think from the move he put on Brian
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
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
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) Motte Measures Up One of the Blue Jackets with a standout performance in Monday night’s 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins was 22-year-old forward Tyler Motte, who was recalled
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
The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to a 3-1-0 start thanks to their 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday. Artemi Panarin broke a 1-1 tie in the third period by scoring a beauty, his first goal as a Blue Jacket. After killing a late penalty, Lukas Sedlak came out of the box
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
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