Emptying the Blue Jackets’ First Half Notebook

We are almost to decision February. The Columbus Blue Jackets finished off game 48 Saturday night in Minnesota hoping to ride the momentum of a win going into their long 10-day break. Instead, their offense went colder than a Minnesota winter and they left important points on the table. Instead of possibly leading the Metro, […]

NHL Rumors: Stars Update, Panarin’s Future, Shattenkirk, More

In today’s NHL rumors, the recipients of Jim Lites’ tirade out of Dallas have their chance to comment and there is speculation on what the fallout of the drama might be. The Blue Jackets are hearing the Artemi Panarin wants to stick around this season but may still want the freedom to explore his options […]

Blue Jackets Don’t Quite Stack Up to the Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs played the rubber match of their three-game season series Friday night at Nationwide Arena. It was the first game this season involving Auston Matthews. Could the Blue Jackets slow down the high-powered attack of the Maple Leafs with both Matthews and John Tavares in the lineup? At […]

NHL Rumors: Panarin, Hakstol, the Roster Freeze, More

In today’s rumor rundown, NHL trade talk is picking up just a couple days out from the roster freeze and there are at least three or four teams leading the way in terms of trade rumors. There were reports the Flyers were planning on switching coaches and there are two teams looking at Artemi Panarin […]

Blue Jackets: Same Old Song & Dance

Will getting owned at home by the last place team in the standings finally wake up the slumbering Columbus Blue Jackets? For their sake, they better hope so. Despite making a game of it in the third period, the Blue Jackets arrived late and eventually lost an embarrassing 5-3 game to the Detroit Red Wings. […]

NHL Rumors: Ritchie, Panarin, Lee, Red Wings, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Anaheim Ducks signed Nick Ritchie to a deal he’s apparently not a fan of, the Rangers have been linked to Artemi Panarin, thus speeding up their rebuild, there are major changes expected in Detroit and both Anders Lee and William Nylander are awaiting their fates with their respective teams. Nick Ritchie […]

NHL Rumors: Panarin, Karlsson, More Possible Trades

In today’s rumor rundown, it looks like the Boston Bruins might be making room to go after Artemi Panarin, the San Jose Sharks are already working on an extension for Erik Karlsson and a hockey insider has listed 10 names of players to watch for on the NHL trade market. Boston Making Room for Panarin? […]

5 Worst Trades of the 2017-18 Season

* originally published in June 2018 With the NHL Playoffs now complete the focus turns to next season and trades will pick up again. Some trades are win-win, the Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen deal is a good example, but plenty of trades become a significant loss for one side (eg. Taylor Hall for Adam […]

2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets Season Preview

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 […]