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 News & Notes: Bobrovsky, Upper Deck & More

In today’s News & Notes, Sergei Bobrovsky is going to miss a game, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to continue working with Upper Deck as exclusive partners and the Boston Bruins and Boston Pride have formed a new partnership. Related: NHL News & Notes: Andersen, Duchene & More Bobrovsky to Miss Game The Columbus […]

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 […]

Blue Jackets Showing Some Signs of Life

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a real opportunity this week to bank some points against some weaker opponents. This was the perfect way to move on from an embarrassing 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals last Saturday while trying to find their way on home ice. This week proved to be tougher than some anticipated, […]

Evaluating John Tortorella at 1,200 NHL Games

The Columbus Blue Jackets and head coach John Tortorella have a funny thing in common. They each started in the year 2000. Of course the Blue Jackets began play at Nationwide Arena along with tonight’s opponent, the Minnesota Wild. That was the same year Tortorella started out as a head coach. Now 1,200 games later, […]