A die-hard fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets, amateur BBQer, and professional IT Jack of All Trades. Born and raised in Columbus, OH, I didn't really discover hockey until the Columbus Chill came to town in the 1980s/90s, and my love of the sport was fairly casual until I went to college and shared a dorm room with a Leafs fan. After being converted into a hockey fan through heavy osmosis, once I returned to my hometown in time for the 2002-2003 season to check out the Blue Jackets, the (often tragic) love affair began in full force!
The Blue Jackets stood up to everything the St. Louis Blues could throw at them, then exploded in a furious second period to impose their will on their Central Division rival in their final regular season meeting.
It's "Win or Go Home" tonight, but there are some other games in action tonight that could help - or hurt - the Blue Jackets.
Lots of games in the NHL tonight, and each one will impact the Jackets' attempts to make the postseason.
The Jackets are back in action, but if they want to see the playoffs, they're going to need some extra help.
The Jackets' playoff chances took big hits this weekend, but they are still just barely alive. To keep the flame burning, here's what we need.
The Blue Jackets had a must-win game against the Wild to kick off their final homestand, and got shut out, partially because of a hot Nicklas Backstrom, but owing to a number of their bad habits coming out to bite them.
Today's games to watch, as the Jackets continue to try and fight their way to the postseason AND the number one pick at the same time!
New name, same idea - keeping an eye on the games tonight, including the Jackets' matchup against the Blues, and how they affect the odds for the playoffs and Columbus' bonus draft picks!
With the trade deadline behind us, it's time to start looking at who to root for on a nightly basis.
Multiple reports indicate at least one of the team's multiple first rounders is in play for scoring help at the trade deadline. Is it the right move? Here's some things to consider.
With the opportunity to move into 8th place, the Blue Jackets faced a tough test against the 2nd place Anaheim Ducks, and the team certainly bent, but they did not break under the pressure.
If Jarmo Kekalainen wants to make a move at the NHL trade deadline, you have to give to get. That means fans in Columbus should be prepared to see a very different blue line after this season.
It wasn't all pretty - in fact, it got downright ugly a few times - but the Jackets finally picked up a win on the road, wrapping up their final Western Canada swing with a 6-4 win over the Calgary Flames.
Despite the Blue Jackets getting over their goal scoring issues against the Edmonton Oilers, a controversial waved off goal and some major defensive mistakes would lead to a late game collapse.
After a record setting home streak, the Blue Jackets hit the road to Nashville, and found themselves coming back down to earth following a horrific first period.
The Blue Jackets looked to finish their last major home stand strong and extend their franchise record points streak against the struggling Calgary Flames. Sergei Bobrovsky was good, but the game would turn on an offensive explosion in the second per
The Jackets faced off against the Coyotes in a battle of wills that lasted through regulation and beyond before a goal was finally scored, but when all was said and done Sergei Bobrovsky had his second career shutout, and the Jackets a SO victory.
Continuing our "New Foundation" series, it's time to talk about the Blue Jackets' highest paid player, D James Wisniewski, to see if he fits in the club's long term plans.
As the NHL board of governors prepares to vote on realignment, we take a tongue in cheek look at Columbus' new division-mates, and the fans who will be following them.
It took a shootout to do it, but the Blue Jackets won their final divisional series game against the Detroit Red Wings, extended their points streak to 7 games, and the win streak to 5 games, capping off a 4-0-1 run against Detroit in 2013.
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen has made his first trade as the GM of the Blue Jackets, sending Tomas Kubalik to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for F Spencer Machacek.
The Blue Jackets win the season series against Detroit for the first time in franchise history thanks to aggressive forechecking, clutch scoring, and the first ever NHL shutout from the Top Cop on the Force.
The Blue Jackets played a deliberate, grinding, patient game against the Colorado Avalanche, and came away with a 2-1 victory in overtime to break their recent losing streak.
The Blue Jackets have officially placed D James Wisniewski on IR for his broken foot, and C Derek Brassard has been reported as out for one to two weeks with an upper body injury.
The Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars went back and forth through 60 minutes and eight goals, but it would be Loui Eriksson who scored the final goal, leaving the Jackets with the OT loss.