When I wrote Part 1 of my 2-part article outlining the ills that plague the Columbus Blue Jackets, they possessed the worst record in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 0-6-1. Since Part 1 was written, the Blue Jackets have descended to even lower depths, with a record of 2-12-1. While the Blue Jackets did win two games since … [Read more...] about Who’s to Blame For Columbus Blue Jackets Mess Part 2
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On Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at the United Center, bringing their record for the first 10 games of the season to 6-2-2. Ray Emery made 27 saves in only his second start of the season, and while the Hawks' power play struggled to get going in an 0-for-5 performance, their penalty killing unit was perfect yet again, going … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks Report Card: First Midterm Edition
It’s being reported by multiple NHL sources, that Columbus Blue Jackets team President Mike Priest has contacted Ken Hitchcock about returning to coach the Jackets. Priest has also contacted former Calgary Flames General Manager (GM) Craig Button about assuming the reigns as the Blue Jackets GM. For a team that’s off to a woeful 1-9-1 record, particularly ironic when you … [Read more...] about Blue Jackets to Have New GM and Coach in Place by Monday?
Coming off of another disappointing season, their second season of not making the Stanley Cup playoffs after making it for the first time in their history (2008-2009 season), Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson realized that the recurring themes of patience, building from within, the status quo and sub-mediocrity had worn completely thin with their fan … [Read more...] about Too Soon For Columbus Blue Jackets to Push the Panic Button?
In my most recent article, I expressed the belief that a trade for Jeff Carter could be the very move that could save the Blue Jackets’ franchise. On June 23rd, GM Scott Howson traded for the former Philadelphia Flyers sniper, offering in return Jakub Voracek and Columbus’ 1st and 3rd round picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. … [Read more...] about Columbus Blue Jackets Make Major Statement with Carter Acquisition
2011 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Draft Picks The 2011 NHL Entry Draft is completed, and all seven rounds are in the books. Before we look ahead to free agency in the National Hockey League, let's take a look at a team by team synopsis of all of this year's draft picks. Find out who they are, what to expect from them, and when you can expect to see them putting on a … [Read more...] about Columbus Blue Jackets 2011 Draft Picks
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson has been in long-term discussions with Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren since this past January. The target? Acquiring talented center Jeff Carter. The Dispatch is also reporting that talks between the two GMs have intensified since the Flyers acquired the rights to former … [Read more...] about Columbus Blue Jackets Looking to Acquire Flyers Jeff Carter?
In my previous article, I expressed my skepticism over whether a much-needed overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets would take place: However, if Blue Jackets On-Ice personnel–Scott Howson and his staff–were truly ardent and sincere in acknowledging this dire need to change the landscape and foundation of this organization seemingly and perennially stuck in limbo , I … [Read more...] about A Plan for Complete Columbus Blue Jackets Overhaul