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
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Improbable Push for the Playoffs
Just when it appeared that the Columbus Blue Jackets were playing themselves out of any playoff possibilities and into another NHL lottery countdown, the Blue Jackets reeled off an impressive 11-3-3 streak. However, just as soon as the Blue Jackets were back in the playoff hunt, they continued their schizophrenic ways with a disastrous 0-3-3 meltdown and now find themselves … [Read more...] about Columbus Blue Jackets’ Improbable Push for the Playoffs
Columbus Blue Jackets 3rd Qtr Report Card
During the past two seasons, I assessed how the Columbus Blue Jackets performed as a team at the first quarter of the season. Sadly, as the Blue Jackets’ performance plummeted during the remaining three quarters of last season, and as the Blue Jackets nearly repeated that ignominious feat during the second quarter of this season, I honestly didn’t think I’d have the … [Read more...] about Columbus Blue Jackets 3rd Qtr Report Card
Did the Columbus Blue Jackets Lose Their Opporunity?
Given the Columbus Blue Jackets ignominious descent toward the bottom of the Western Conference rankings—the sad reality of a recent 6-14-3 free-fall, the second in as many years following a stellar start—Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson has been actively burning cell phones around the NHL in an attempt to salvage yet another disappointing season. While you … [Read more...] about Did the Columbus Blue Jackets Lose Their Opporunity?
Columbus Blue Jackets: How to Guide to Stopping the Swoon
During the 2009-2010 regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets opened the season with a franchise-best record of 12-6-2. However, what followed was a horrible 3-14-7 tailspin which not only took the Blue Jackets out of any chance of returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it also cost their head coach, Ken Hitchcock, his job. After last season’s terrific start, the next … [Read more...] about Columbus Blue Jackets: How to Guide to Stopping the Swoon