Blue Jackets

CBJ: A Disgrace

by Rich M November 4, 2015
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It’s been a while since I wrote anything on the CBJ and I must come out of hiding. I’m not sure if this is the low point in franchise history, but since it’s fresh right now it seems like it is. A 2-10 October for a team projected to finish in the Top 5 in […]

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CBJ: The Hits Keep On Coming

by Rich M January 21, 2015
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It has been the definition of this season for the CBJ…Sergei Bobrovsky is the next Blue Jackets player to go down during the game in Winnipeg Wednesday night. At the time of writing this there isn’t an official diagnosis, but at first look it appears to be a muscle pull of some kind in his leg. […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Round 2

by Rich M October 8, 2014
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In the most anticipated season in 14 years, the CBJ hopes will rely heavily on a group of proven and unproven youngsters to carry the team while two key veterans are out with injury. It’s not news that Nathan Horton is out to start the season with what has been labeled a degenerative back injury. […]

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Deadline Looming

by Rich M March 4, 2014
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The trade deadline can be a tricky proposition for teams on the playoff bubble. In one sense, a key player here or there could propel a team over that bubble and satisfy the fan base and front office with a playoff berth. In Columbus the argument could be made that is exactly what is needed […]

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Back to Form

by Rich M February 4, 2014
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On December 31, the Blue Jackets were 17-19-4 and were treading water to stay alive in the playoff hunt. In net for most of the month were two journeyman goalies who have been career backups in the NHL and minor league standouts. When Sergei Bobrovsky went out with a groin injury on December 3, the […]

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Disturbing Trend

by Rich M January 19, 2014
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Before I make any other points moving forward, I want to make one thing clear: the Columbus Blue Jackets ARE NOT leaving the city anytime soon. The Arena deal that was reached in 2009 ensured that we have another 26 years of CBJ hockey, like it or not. Yes, I know that there is a […]

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The Surge Is On

by Rich M January 15, 2014
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Since my last post, the Blue Jackets have played past the halfway point of the season and have started to turn the corner a little. The team on the ice had 2 major additions with Sergei Bobrovsky and Nathan Horton returning to the lineup. For “Bob”, it was a welcome return at a time when […]

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Tough Luck

by Rich M December 23, 2013
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It’s been a wild 4 days for the Blue Jackets. On Thursday night, they went into Philadelphia and controlled the game for 2 periods, but came away with a devastating loss. To illustrate how devastating that loss was, they held a 3-0 lead after 2 periods. They forfeited a 3-0, 3-1 and 4-2 lead all […]

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by Rich M December 18, 2013
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There are two major differences this season for Winnipeg and Columbus. While the Jackets are only 3 points out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the East(14-16-4), Winnipeg(15-15-5) is 8 points back in the West and will need a big run in the 2nd half of the season. Unfortunately for them, they made […]

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Steady Hand

by Rich M December 17, 2013
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A characteristic of a good organization is stability not only in the front office, but also within the coaching ranks. The franchises that win on a regular basis are the ones that have continuity and an ownership group that doesn’t meddle. Obviously having a lot of talent helps, but the right personality behind the bench […]

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