Season Review: Brandon Saad

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets endured yet another disappointing season. The CBJ finished the season with a 34-40-8 record, ranking them dead last in the Metropolitan Division. And while you could make the argument that injuries to top stars and starting off 0-7 which lead to the firing of Head Coach Todd Richards are the…

Blue Jackets Season Review

by: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets (34-40-8) finished in last place of the Metropolitan division. After starting out the season a disappointing 0-7, Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen decided it was best to part ways with head coach Todd Richards. Richards would be replaced by John Tortorella, who would lead the team to a 34-33-8 record to finish the season. Here…

Preview: Blue Jackets Vs Tampa Bay

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets (28-32-8) are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins and will look to rebound against the Tampa Bay Lightning (39-24-5). This game will be another opportunity for Columbus to show that despite their losing record, they are still a team capable of taking down the best…

Preview: Rival Penguins Visit Columbus

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets (28-31-8) host arguably the most hated rival in franchise history as the Pittsburgh Penguins (34-24-8) come to the Nationwide Arena. This will be the fourth meeting this season between the two clubs who call the Metropolitan Division home, with the CBJ holding a 2-1 season series lead. Keys…

Cam Atkinson’s Evolution

By: Nolan Graley It’s amazing how a player can be undervalued at the time they enter their respective league’s draft and wind up becoming a star player for the team that picked them in the later rounds. It’s a theme that spreads across all of sports. From Tom Brady and Richard Sherman of the NFL,…

Preview: Blue Jackets Look To Rebound vs Detroit

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets (27-31-8) were blown away by the Philadelphia Flyers 6-0, but look to bounce back as they host the Detroit Red Wings (32-22-11) at Nationwide Arena. This will be only the second meeting this season between the two clubs. Detroit won the first matchup 2-1 in a shootout on…

Preview: Blue Jackets Host Oilers

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets (26-30-8) will look to avenge a 5-1 loss in February as they host the Edmonton Oilers (25-34-7) at NationWide Arena. Oilers rookie sensation Connor McDavid scored a goal and added two assists in the previous meeting, his return to the Edmonton lineup from a broken clavicle. Keys To…

Why Keeping Scott Hartnell Was A Good Idea

By: Nolan Graley Of all the surprising moves made on Monday’s NHL trade deadline, perhaps one of the more surprising moves was the Columbus Blue Jackets (26-30-8) staying firm with the team they have. While other franchises added depth, youth, size, or cap space, Columbus GM Jarmo Kekäläinin found it would be best for the…

Video: Rangers Snag Narrow Victory

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets were tied with the New York Rangers at 1 in the third period, but while botching a Power Play would allow Derek Stepan a breakaway that resulted in a Shorthanded goal that would seal the deal 2-1. Columbus would outshoot the Rangers in the narrow defeat, however their…

Preview: Blue Jackets Battle Panthers

By: Nolan Graley The Columbus Blue Jackets (25-29-8) will look avoid a season series sweep tonight as they host the Florida Panthers (35-18-7) at NationWide Arena. It will be the third and final meeting between the two this season, with Florida picking up wins in both games (albeit both Shoot Out victories), but Columbus will…