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Mike MacLean

  • joined Apr 01, 2009
  • last login Apr 16, 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.

GO JACKETS!

You can follow me on twitter @mejmaclean

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

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #33: Chris Bigras

Rock-solid defenseman Chris Bigras is featured in our next Draft Profile.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #32: William Carrier

Our next profile features winger William Carrier of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

NHL Mock Draft 2013: Jackets Draft Max Domi

With the 14th pick of the 2013 SBNation NHL Mock Draft the Jackets draft Max Domi, of the OHL's London Knights.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #31: Zach Fucale

Our next draft profile is on Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zach Fucale, who'll likely be the first goaltender taken in this year's draft.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #19: Ryan Hartman

Ryan Hartman is a physical, in-your-face power winger who brings it every night, and can put the puck in the net. Let's learn more about him.

Stadium Journey Review of Nationwide Arena

Be sure to check out this review of Nationwide Arena by Stadium Journey. Agree, disagree with their assessment?

Stadium Journey Review of Nationwide Arena

Be sure to check out this review of Nationwide Arena by Stadium Journey. Agree, disagree with their assessment?

Jackets Have Options with Three First Rounders

The Jackets are in a very good position. With three first rounders in their pocket, they can either draft three excellent prospects, move up in the draft to get a future star, trade for future talent, or go all-in and trade for NHL help.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #18:Alexander Wennberg

Our next profile features Alexander Wennberg, who could slip under the radar enough to be a first-round steal.

2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #17: Ryan Pulock

The profiling of 2013 NHL Draft-eligibles continues, today we look at defenseman Ryan Pulock of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #14: Valentin Zykov

Our next draft prospect profile takes a look at Valentin Zykov of the QMJHL's Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #12: Mirco Mueller

Swiss defender Mirco Mueller is the next player to be profiled in our lead-up to the draft.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #11: Frederik Gauthier

Our next draft profile is on Frederik Gauthier of the Rimouski Oceanic.

2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #6: Sean Monahan

Next up- Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67's.

Columbus Signs Undrafted Free Agent Ilari Melart

Columbus General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen used his SM-liiga experience to woo defenseman Ilari Melart, signing him to a one-year deal.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #3: Jonathan Drouin

Next up in our 2013 draft prospect profiles is Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile #1: Nathan MacKinnon

Our first 2013 prospect profile is on Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads.

Columbus Free Agent Target: Antti Raanta

There's a 23 year-old Finnish goaltender who just lit up the Finnish Elite League. He may be the next major European undrafted free agent, and Columbus has to get this guy.

Sergei Bobrovsky Nominated for Vezina Trophy

In what should come as no surprise, Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was named a finalist for the Vezina trophy today.

2013 NHL Awards: Bobrovsky for Vezina

Though the Jackets fell agonizingly short of the playoffs, Sergei Bobrovsky put up a Vezina-caliber campaign.

GameThread

Game 48 Open Thread: Columbus vs. Nashville

This is your game thread, folks. Tonight's the night.

Cam Atkinson Signs Two-Year Extension

A few days after Matt Calvert was signed to a two-year extension, Cam Atkinson was signed to a similar deal.

Game 47 Recap: Still Alive! Jackets Defeat Stars

Must win, and win they did. The Jackets used a pair of goals from Cam Atkinson and a potent powerplay to remain alive in the hunt for a playoff spot.

The Cannon Chats with IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal

I had the opportunity to chat with IndyCar driver and Blue Jackets fan Graham Rahal last night, prior to the Jackets-Ducks game in Anaheim.

Game 43 Recap: Jackets Defeat Avalanche in OT

The march toward the playoffs continued for the Jackets tonight, as they defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime tonight.

Game 40 Recap: Jackets Blank Sharks

Thanks to a total team effort, the Jackets dominated the Sharks en route to a 4-0 shutout.

Game 37 Recap: New Look Jackets Defeat the Preds

Thanks to a new face, more great goaltending and a strong penalty kill, the Jackets turned the tables on the team that used to give them nightmares.

Trade Deadline Day Winner - Columbus Blue Jackets

The 2013 NHL Trade Deadline was a dud, until a flurry in the final hour before the countdown reached zero saw the Blue Jackets make three moves to steal the show.

NHL Trade Deadline 2013: Open Thread

Your open forum for discussion during the days' events.

Game Thread #36 - Blue Jackets vs. Ducks

Bob vs. Hiller. Aucoin looks like he may be ready. Last game before the trade deadline....let's do this.

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