Is Columbus Blue Jackets Recent Surge too Little, too Late?

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Just when it appeared that the Columbus Blue Jackets were headed for a repeat of their late November-late January swoon (a 6-14-3 run which was eerily similar to their 3-14-7 debacle during the same period last season) they have rebounded with a stirring 10-3-3 run which has put them right in the thick of the Stanley Cup playoff race. While the Blue Jackets are four points away from the eighth seed, they have some games in hand to those teams who are currently ahead of them in the NHL Western Conference standings.

Coupled with the NHL trade deadline which is merely four days away, it begs the question: Is the Blue Jackets recent successful run a good thing or a bad thing?

Before you question my sanity (don’t worry, it’s been done before) let me explain why this somewhat crazy notion may have some merit.

By Ed Cmar

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Patience in Columbus Wearing Thin as Blue Jackets Swoon Continues

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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:

“Patience”
“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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