Mike MacLean

  • joined Apr 01, 2009
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
  • posts 913
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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

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.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #19 - Ivan Barbashev


Here's my guy. Ivan Barbashev of the Moncton Wildcats.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #15 - Nikolaj Ehlers


Next up is the electrifying Nikolaj Ehlers of the Halifax Mooseheads. Pure. Offensive. Talent.

2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #13 - Jared McCann


Another profile, another OHLer. This time we look at versatile winger Jared McCann.

Jackets Have a Bright Future


The Blue Jackets had their best season ever in 2013/2014, with a boatload of future talent on the way in the near future.

2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #10 - Nick Ritchie


We go back to the OHL for our next profile, where we look at Peterborough's Nick RItchie, a prototypical power forward.

2014 NHL Draft Profile #6 - William Nylander


A crafty forward with NHL bloodlines, Willie Nylander may be the most creative offensive player in the draft.

2014 Draft Prospect Profile #1 - Aaron Ekblad


Profiling the top prospects available for June's Entry Draft has become an annual tradition at The Cannon, and we kick off the 2014 series with a look at defenseman Aaron Ekblad.

Andrew Joudrey Providing Experience and a Calming Influence for the Falcons


An interesting article about the contributions Andrew Joudrey has made with the Falcons this season.

NHL Playoff Predictions!


The Cannon writers got together to offer up their playoff bracket picks.

NHL Playoff Schedule 2014


A look at the overall schedule for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Worst to First: Ranking the Blue Jackets' Sweaters


John van der Woude stops by The Cannon to offer up his rankings of the Jackets' sweaters. Be sure to check out his site Hockey By Design for more!

2014 NHL Draft: Final Central Scouting Rankings


Bookmark this post, folks- it's the final NHL Central Scouting Rankings for the 2014 Draft in June.

Game 78 Recap: Punch to the Gut


The Jackets hung in there. At times they dominated. Blackhawks still won. Uggh.

Game 75 Recap: Jackets Weather the Storm (I Know)


For most of this game, the Jackets were turning the puck over, and generally playing sloppy, though they were able to overcome this to hang on to defeat the 'Canes in overtime.


Game Thread #75: Jackets @ Hurricanes

Just win, baby.


Game Thread #74 : Jackets vs. Penguins

Win. Get points. Go Jackets.

Game 74 Preview: Keep it Goin'


Coming off a huge win over the Wings, the Jackets need to stick to their winning ways against the shorthanded Pens.

Ryan Johansen's New Contract: Bridge or Bounty?


Ryan Johansen broke out in a big way this season. Now it's time for the kid to get paid.

Game 72 Recap: Flatlined


Is this it for the Jackets?

Game 69 Recap: Storm Surge


The Jackets were undisciplined and disjointed in a lackluster loss to the Hurricanes.

Game 64 Recap: Triumph


The Jackets and Predators duked it out in a classic battle, with Columbus departing Nashville victorious.

Ryan Murray Out for Remainder of Regular Season


Ryan Murray out 4-6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Jackets Acquire Nick Schultz from Oilers


In a move to add some veteran depth to the blueline, the Jackets have acquired Nick Schultz from the Oilers.

Marian Gaborik Traded to Kings


Marian Gaborik has been traded to the Kings

Game 62 Recap: Jackets Hang on to Defeat the Stars


A fast start and strong goaltending helped the Jackets overcome sloppy play in the second and third periods en route to a victory over the Stars.

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