Blue Jackets Answer Bell, But Work Remains

At the most desperate time of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets answered the bell. They are now in prime position to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot this week as early as Tuesday. Pierre-Luc Dubois scored and added two assists. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in his fifth straight game. Nick Foligno and Josh Anderson each […]

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, […]

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, […]

Don’t Count Out Sonny Milano

Once again, Sonny Milano finds himself heading to Cleveland. On Saturday afternoon, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that Milano was assigned to the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. The team had to make a move with center Brandon Dubinsky coming off of injured reserve and set to play in Los Angeles. The roster was at 24. Someone […]

Will the Real Columbus Blue Jackets Please Stand Up?

Just who are these Columbus Blue Jackets? After a pair of 4-1 losses, it’s a question that must be considered even if it’s early in the season. They considered themselves a Stanley Cup contender coming into the season. They’ve been anything but in the early going. The Blue Jackets played well against Chicago before a […]

Good & Bad of Blue Jackets’ Opening Games

The Columbus Blue Jackets managed a split of their first two games of the season. It took overtime Thursday, but thanks to Artemi Panarin, they skated out of Little Caesars Arena with a 3-2 win. But then Friday in front of a sell-out home crowd, the Blue Jackets couldn’t find their offense and lost 3-1. […]