Patience in Columbus Wearing Thin as Blue Jackets Swoon Continues


The Columbus Blue Jackets are in full-blown “December Swoon” mode, having gone 3-9-3 since their historic 14-6-0 start.

While this is taking place once again, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson is continually preaching the same themes:

“The fix is from within”
“I believe in this team”
“We have an entire new coaching staff” (in response to criticism that only one roster change was made over the summer)

By Ed Cmar

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Is it time for the Blue Jackets to Bench Steve Mason?


At the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, I wrote an article which asked whether Steve Mason’s contract extension, particularly coming off of a horrid season—known also as the sophomore jinx—was good or bad

Well, after another dreadful Mason performance, one in which he was blistered early and often by the upstart Edmonton Oilers, it now begs another question:

Is it time to pull the plug?

By Ed Cmar

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