2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets hedged their bets on playoff success in 2018-2019, leaving several critical free agents on the table. And while the Blue Jackets did shockingly sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round, they ran into the Boston Bruins in the second and lost the series in six games. When theContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets”

What Went Wrong: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets enjoyed what was a mixed bag of a 2018-2019 season, one that came with some remarkable post-season highs yet one that was toughened with some pure, cold reality. The Blue Jackets pulled into the station with some serious roster questions and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen took some considerable risks. He heldContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Columbus Blue Jackets”

Lightning: Tampa Frustrates Home Crowd with Another Dismal Playoff Showing

There have been some stunning storylines in the first round of the playoffs this year and at the top of many lists has to be the Columbus Blue Jackets’ dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blue Jackets put themselves ahead two games to none after Friday’s contest. Columbus stunned Tampa’s home crowd into silence,Continue reading “Lightning: Tampa Frustrates Home Crowd with Another Dismal Playoff Showing”

Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Understatement: the Columbus Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are arguably one of the most flawless teams in the NHL and the Blue Jackets are kind of in a holding pattern, with plenty of off-ice questions dogging them throughout the year. Columbus waited until virtuallyContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets”

Blue Jackets: Contract Situations Make 2018-2019 a Murky Year

There is considerable doubt hanging over the Columbus Blue Jackets, but there’s a fair bit of optimism as well. If that sounds like a mixed bag, it is. It’s difficult to project the immediate future of the Blue Jackets, especially as they remain the only NHL club to have not won a playoff series. Obviously,Continue reading “Blue Jackets: Contract Situations Make 2018-2019 a Murky Year”