Mike MacLean

  • joined Apr 01, 2009
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
  • posts 909
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I live in Halifax, NS and have been a die-hard follower of the Columbus Blue Jackets since they were announced as an expansion team. I was previously a fan of the Calgary Flames, but became disenchanted with them. I decided to start over with one of the newer teams, teams with no history, no players. A fresh start.

It literally came down to a flip of the coin, between Columbus and Minnesota. I swore that no matter the success of the team, I would stick with them. Columbus won the flip, and I have been a fan since that day. It has gotten to the point where the Jackets are one of the biggest parts of my life and when they made the playoffs for the first time, it was like watching a child grow up before my eyes!

I am a Project Manager for a Building Commissioning Firm, and I am a certified engineering technologist. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and my other hobbies on top of blogging about the Jackets are film/film history; camping; entertaining friends and playing Men's Division 1 soccer, I am a goalkeeper.


You can follow me on twitter @mejmaclean

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays
  • NBA Toronto Raptors
  • NFL Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Bundesliga Bayern Munich
User Blog

AHL Rule Changes - Coming Soon to the NHL?


The AHL has adopted some interesting rule changes for the upcoming season, and my hope is that the NHL does the same.

Updated Blue Jackets Organizational Roster


Thought I'd post the current version of my organizational roster spreadsheet.

2014 NHL Free Agent Frenzy Open Thread


Join us for the busiest day on the NHL calendar! Will the Jackets be busy?

2014 Draft: Jackets Select Olivier Leblanc 197th


The Jackets go back to the Q to select defenseman Oliver Leblanc with their final pick in the draft.

2014 NHL Draft: Jackets Select Tyler Bird 137th


The Jackets went off the board to draft right winger Tyler Bird in the fifth round.

2014 Draft: Jackets Select Julien Pelletier 107th


The Jackets dipped into the "Q" to take offensive winger Julien Pelletier.

2014 Draft: Jackets Select Blake Siebenaler 77th


Another defenseman - Niagara's Blake Siebenaler.

2014 NHL Draft: Jackets Select G Elvis Merzlikins


The Jackets added goaltending depth-and another epic name-to the organization.

2014 NHL Draft: Jackets Select Ryan Collins 47th


With their first pick on day two of the NHL draft, the Jackets drafted a huge defenseman from the USNTDP.

2014 NHL Draft: Jackets Select Sonny Milano 16th


With the 16th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Jackets draft winger Sonny Milano.

2014 NHL Draft Discussion Thread


THE place for Jackets fans to talk everything NHL Draft-related!

Mike MacLean 2014 NHL Mock Draft


I do it every year, and here it is- my 2014 NHL mock draft.

Highlights of the 2014/2015 Blue Jackets Schedule


The NHL released the 2014 / 2015 schedule today, and there a few interesting highlights.

NHL Draft Prospect Profile #49: Chase De Leo


The Portland Winterhawks continue to churn out high-end prospects, and Chase De Leo is the latest.

2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #38: Eric Cornel


Peterborough Petes forward Eric Cornel is the next prospect to be profiled.


Blue Jackets 2014 Preseason Schedule

The Jackets will play eight preseason games this fall: Sunday, Sept. 21 – 1:30 p.m. at Carolina (Split Squad) Sunday, Sept. 21 – 6 p.m. vs. St. Louis (Split Squad) Tuesday, Sept. 23 – 7 p.m. vs....

2014 NHL Arena Rankings


Stadium Journey offers up their 2014 NHL Arena rankings. Click to see where the Jackets ended up!


Blue Jackets 2014 NHL Draft Picks

The Jackets will have six, perhaps seven picks in next weekend's entry draft.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #46 - Alex Nedeljkovic


Next we take a look at Plymouth Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic.

SBN Mock Draft: Jackets Select Ivan Barbashev


In the annual SB Nation NHL Mock Draft, we decided to add a highly-skilled, two-way forward at 16th overall.

A Collection of CBJ Thoughts


Jeff's been hitting home runs with his "This and That" series, and I wanted to take a more concise approach with my own collection of random musings. With that, I give you my thoughts on a few CBJ-related items.

2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #42 - Brent Moran


Next we take a look at Niagara IceDogs goaltender Brent Moran, ranked third by NHL Central Scouting.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #37 - Roland McKeown


Next up is Roland McKeown, a classic two-way blueliner.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #33- Marcus Pettersson


Back to Europe, where we take a look at promising Swedish defender Marcus Pettersson.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #32 - Mason McDonald


Next up is the second ranked North American goaltender, Mason McDonald of the Charlottetown Islanders.

Jackets Sign Simon Hjalmarsson to One Year Deal


The Jackets were able to snag a top European free agent to boost the organization's depth and skill level.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #24 - Ryan MacInnis


Our next profile is on Ryan MacInnis, son of former NHLer Al MacInnis.

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