Mike MacLean

  • joined Apr 01, 2009
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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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

Game 15 Recap: The Heartbeat is Fading


The Jackets showed up to play tonight, but a powerplay goal-against on a bad call, plus an ownie and an empty netter led to a 4-2 defeat, the Jackets' fifth in a row.

NHL GameCenter Live 2013: Features and Flexibility


A review of the latest incarnation of NHL GameCenter Live.

CBJ Prospect Update


One signed, one jumped ship from college to junior, and another is off to a phenomenal start in his sophomore year. This and more in our November 5th prospect update.

Columbus Awarded 2015 NHL All Star Game


After losing the 2013 All Star Game due to the lockout, the city of Columbus was awarded the 2015 event.

Shooting One's Own Foot, and a Great Flower


The Jackets were defeated 4-2 in this contest, but the score doesn't tell the whole story.

Kekalainen Named Assistant GM of Finland


Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen was named assistant GM for Finland at the upcoming Sochi Olympics.

Kekalainen Interview with Illegal Curve


An interesting interview with the guys at Illegal Curve.

Game 8 Recap: Back on Track


After an uninspired loss to the Capitals last night, the Jackets rebounded with a strong showing in a win over the Canucks.

Game 7 Recap: The Skid Continues


The Jackets continued their losing ways in a 4-1 loss to the Capitals.

Game #3 Recap: Jackets Feast on Buffalo


The Jackets saw the return of Jared Boll to the lineup, and thanks to excellent performances from the top two lines, the Jackets skated away with a victory in Buffalo.

Blue Jackets' Greatest Hits


As we continue to celebrate the launch of NHL 14, let's look back at some of the biggest hits in Columbus history.

Season Predictions from The Cannon Writers


Prediction time! The writers at The Cannon offer up a few predictions for the Jackets, and even go as far as predicting league standings and a Stanley Cup winner.

The Blue Jackets Future Stars and NHL '94


While we were rocking NHL 94, three of hockey's brightest young prospects were in diapers. Now, we're rocking NHL 14 and its NHL 94 anniversary mode, while those three players are the future stars...

The Future is Now for Boone Jenner


The Jackets have made their final cuts, and rookie Boone Jenner not only made the team, but he'll be starting the season on the top line.

Game Thread #7(x): Blue Jackets @ Sabres


The Jackets are back in (preseason) action against the Sabres tonight.

Training Camp Battles: The Defense


On Thursday Matt broke down the potential battles among the bottom six forwards, and today I’m turning the attention to the defense.

Blue Jackets Training Camp Tracker


Training camp opens today! This post will serve as a camp roster tracker, updated as cuts are made.

Traverse City Prospects Tournament - CBJ Preview


The Jackets are participating in the annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament again this year, and are looking for their first tournament championship since 2007.

Jackets / Rangers: Familiarity Breeds Contempt


With their move to the Eastern Conference, the Jackets may have a read-made rival waiting for them in the new Metropolitan Division.

Jackets Hire Bill Zito as Assistant GM


The Jackets continue to round out their management team, hiring former agent Bill Zito to be the team's AGM.

A Letter to Our Metropolitan Friends


With our move to the Eastern Conference, we'd like to introduce ourselves to our new Metropolitan Division cohorts.

Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule Highlights


The NHL released the 2013/2014 schedule today, and from a Columbus perspective, it looks damned good!

Lucky 13: The Biggest CBJ Offseason Storylines


A collection of thirteen offseason storylines involving the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Jackets Sign Nathan Horton to a 7-Year Deal


The Blue Jackets reeled in one of the most sought-after players in free agency, signing winger Nathan Horton to a 7-year deal.

2013 NHL Free Agency: Trade Frenzy Open Thread


Here's your open thread to discuss all events related to the opening of free agency today at noon eastern.

Jackets Development Camp Primer


Everything you need to know before heading to the 2013 CBJ Development Camp.

CBJ Re-Sign Blake Comeau, & Other Free Agent News


The Jackets are bringing winger Blake Comeau back into the fold, and also made some decisions regarding RFAs.

Tyler Wright Leaving the Blue Jackets


Tyler Wright is moving on from the Blue Jackets after being offered a new position, which he declined.

Columbus Re-Signs Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky


After some strenuous negotiations, the Jackets and RFA goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky have agreed on a deal.

Jackets Draft Peter Quenneville 195th Overall


With their final pick of the draft, the Jackets drafted Peter Quenneville-the cousin of Chicago head coach Joel-with the 195th pick.

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