Matt Wagner

  • joined Mar 09, 2009
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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!

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Forever Outworked


The Blue Jackets had a chance to wipe away some of the pain from their 4-2 loss to the Penguins last night in the second half of the home and home series. Instead, the hole just kept getting deeper...

Ducks 4, Jackets 3, Refs 17.


The Blue Jackets didn't do themselves many favors tonight against the Anaheim Ducks, but some questionable officiating had a major impact on the game, and could have long term repercussions for...

OSU Men's Hockey to Hold 2014 Pride Night


The OSU Men's Hockey program and Gay Hockey Ohio will be hosting the 2nd annual Pride Night at Value City arena to support the Kaleidoscope Youth Center and the You Can Play Project when the...

Jenner and MacKenzie Out, Chaput Called Up


The shine of last night's win is a bit dulled with the news that both Boone Jenner and Derek MacKenzie suffered injuries at the end of the game which will see them miss some time.



The Blue Jackets hammered the visiting Maple Leafs, lead by Brandon Dubinsky's highlight reel shorthanded goal.

Congrats to our ticket winners!


We offered up 3 pairs of tickets to Sunday's game, and you guys responded like gangbusters!

Want Free CBJ Tickets? Do You Remember the 80s?


We've got some tickets to give away as the Jackets take on Teemu Selanne and the Ducks this weekend. But we can't just give them away to just anybody...

Game 6 Recap: Frustration To Hope, Hope to Ashes


Boone Jenner inspired a huge comeback for the Blue Jackets thanks to his first two NHL goals, but poor play by Sergei Bobrovsky and the Defense lead to a heartbreaking last minute loss to the...

Individual Brilliance, Collective Failures


Despite excellent performances from both Sergei Bobrovsky and Cam Atkinson, the Blue Jackets simply couldn't put a complete game together, losing to the Red Wings by a score of 2-1.

Congratulations to Andy Newman!


Jack Nolan Newman was born today at Dublin Methodist. The baby and mother are both happy and healthy. Congrats to Andy and his wife Ali on their first child!

Kaleta Called To Account for Hit to Jack Johnson


The NHL has announced that Patrick Kaleta will be facing a hearing with the department of Player Safety after a hit to the head of Blue Jackets' defenseman Jack Johnson last night.

Game 2 Recap: Find Your Game


Things looked pretty grim for the Blue Jackets after 40 minutes in Uniondale, but a big goal by Mark Letestu helped put the team into gear on their way to a 3-2 shootout win.

Game #1 Recap: New Faces, Old Problems


Despite the talk of bringing back the momentum from last season and getting off to a fresh new start, a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena saw the 2013-2014 campaign begin in achingly familiar fashion.

Blue Jackets 2013-2014 Roster: Locked and Loaded


As we head into the final week of training camp, the Jackets have made the final cuts, sending eight players down to the AHL, while the rest of the club prepares to open the 2013-2014 season...

Boom vs. Bust - Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner


As the preseason draws to a close, Boone Jenner's star is rising among fans, while Ryan Johansen's seems to be dipping. But when you look at the numbers, things get a little more complicated.

Game 5(x) Recap: Think Of The Children


It was "Kid's Day" in Pittsburgh, but it was the Blue Jackets' youth who had a grand time out as they overcame the Penguins by a score of 5-3.

Game 5(x) Preview: Blue Jackets @ Penguins


The Final Four starts now, as the Blue Jackets enter the second week of exhibition games with today's matinee against the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center.

Preseason Game 1 Recap: Fresh Start


The Blue Jackets' first preseason game saw them face a fairly solid Penguins' squad, and though there were some rough spots, they found what they needed to come away with a 5-4 win in Overtime...

Shrapnel - Preseason Game 1 Edition


We kinda whiffed on a proper game preview for tonight's exhibition, so here's a little apertif to tide you over until hockey.

Jared Boll gets 3 years, $5.1 Million.


In an unexpected bit of news, the Blue Jackets extended long time pugilist Jared Boll, who was due to enter free agency at the end of the 2013-2014 season. But do the term and the money make sense?

Training Camp Battles: The Bottom Six


While the Blue Jackets insist they don't really have a "number one" line, they have a fairly defined "top six" going into training camp. It's the other six (or seven) forwards where things get a...

Steady Hands, Confidence, and the Next Step


The Blue Jackets GM, President, and Head Coach had a strong air of confidence as they met with the media today before the opening of training camp for the 2013-2014 season.

Media Day 2013: What to Expect?


The 2013-2014 NHL season will "officially" get under way with the team's media day press conference / luncheon this afternoon, but what does that really mean for Columbus?

Help Us #DefendNWA and Win!


You like the Blue Jackets. You like free stuff. We can combine these two, like chocolate and peanut butter! All you have to do is take a picture!

Defend NWA: The Campaign Begins


The Blue Jackets are once again asking fans to make Nationwide Arena a tough building to play in, starting with a return of the Defend NWA campaign from last season. Sounds like fun - and we've got...

Fantasy Hockey is Back!


Yahoo fantasy hockey opened today, and with it, the triumphant return of The Cannon Cup fantasy league! Click here to sign up! If we fill up, we'll open another league as interest warrants.

Cannonfest IV Donation Totals Are In!


Great news for the Blue Jackets community - the raffles and donations have been totaled up and the check has been written for the CBJ Foundation!



The now-annual Blue Jackets' fan gathering not only featured a broad selection of fan created videos, memorabilia, and prizes, but included a special visit from a very important guest!

Jody Shelley Retires, Returns to Blue Jackets


The Dispatch's Michael Arace has broken the news that beloved former Blue Jackets' enforcer Jody Shelley has decided his playing days are over, and accepted a position in the front office back...

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