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!
If the NHL loses the 2012-2013 season, how much could things change for the Columbus Blue Jackets...assuming they survive?
It's day eighty-something of the lockout, games have been canceled through the holiday season, and I'm quickly becoming part of a big problem for the NHL's near future.
Hi, sir. Well, first off, let me say this: I'm sorry for you. I think you've been in a bad position for the past, what, three years? You've been desperately trying to get this team back to the...
The Blue Jackets have confirmed that Ryan Murray will have season ending surgery to repair his injured shoulder.
In which we vent our lockout frustrations, not the least of which for this humble author is the attitude Commissioner Bettman seems to take in his public appearances.
According to the Blue Jackets themselves, GM Scott Howson expects Ryan Murray to travel to Columbus and have his MRI results reviewed by team doctors before a decision is made on potentially season...
News has broken that Jackets 2012 draft pick Ryan Murray has suffered a "slight" labrum tear that will require surgery to correct.
In this week's Tsar Report, every Blue Jacket playing overseas who took a break for the Karjala cup came out firing on all cylinders - particularly Vinny Prospal and Sergei Bobrovsky
The #2 overall pick from the 2012 NHL draft suffered a shoulder injury on Friday that, depending on the severity, could threaten his season.
Despite a solid start for AA and Bob in the Euro Hockey Tour event, the Russians would fall to the dominant Czech Republic team. We look at the results and the upcoming schedule as the European leagues start back up.
Taking a look at the Karjala Cup behind held over in Finland as part of the European Hockey Tour, where Artem Anisimov and Sergei Bobrovsky are taking part as members of Team Russia along with several other NHLers.
Less of a game by game for this week, and more of a check on where the Blue Jackets playing abroad in Europe are at this point in their respective seasons, including a look at Bob's impressive record and Vinny knocking the rust off his skates.
Vinny Prospal has signed a deal that will take him back to the Czech Republic to play for his home town club, HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice, through the lockout.
Nikita Nikitin had a great week abroad. AA and Bob? Not so much. Take a look at the details in this week's edition of the Tsar Report.
The Cannon was at today's press conference to introduce John Davidson to the Columbus community, and we've got video of his first presser and interviews with both J.D. and Mike Priest for you to enjoy.
John Davidson has been introduced as the new President for Hockey Operations of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he's looking to build a bright future at Nationwide Arena.
Near the stroke of midnight, Blue Jackets fans have been offered some good news thanks to reports that John Davidson is about to come on board, but as usual, it seems like there's a catch.
Our weekly report from the KHL is back, and while there may not have been as much individual success, all three Jackets' temporary teams were rolling this week...
After taking a few more PR Haymakers yesterday, the NHL has decided to get down to brass tacks in today's CBA negotiations. Could this be the start of the road back to hockey? Take a look at the latest news.
We sum up the last week's worth of action for the Blue Jackets playing abroad in the KHL, and take a look at next week's upcoming schedule, including the appearance of SKA on ESPN!
Stinger and the Blue Jackets promo teams decide to bust out their latest Gangnam style moves. Lots of cameos, but sadly no Bill Davidge / Jeff Rimer dance-off.
Despite a sudden swell of excitement at the idea that former St. Louis Blues president John Davidson might head to Columbus, fans need to sit back and consider a few things before getting too excited.
The Springfield Falcons cut six more players from training camp, bringing their roster down to 32 players in advance of the final pre-season game.
We cover the week that was for Blue Jackets playing in the KHL, this week focusing on Sergei Bobrovsky, model cop and solidly offensive goaltender.
An update on tonight's preseason game, with the Springfield Falcons struggling against the Providence Bruins.
We'll celebrate whatever hockey we can get, featuring the Springfield Falcons pre-season debut vs. the Providence Bruins!
Our first ever Tsar report kicks off a new weekly feature! We're taking a look at the Blue Jackets currently playing in the KHL, and how they fared this week.
A look at the KHL, the destination of more than a few high profile NHL players during the current lockout, examining their history, organization, and some of the most notable players to take part in the KHL this season.