It finally happened. The Winnipeg Jets traded forward Patrik Laine and centre Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets for centre Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third round pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
Three times in four seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets have lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions in the playoffs. They hit the post-season for the fourth straight season in 2019-2020 and lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two of those losses needed overtime, including one game that took five extra frames.Continue reading “Blue Jackets: Columbus “Not Far Off” From Lasting Success”
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”
The Columbus Blue Jackets at last have their first playoff series victory in franchise history and it is an astonishing one. With a 7-3 victory Tuesday in Game Four, the Jackets completed their first round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning and essentially stunned the hockey world. Columbus now the first team to sweep aContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning”
A lot went down at this year’s trade deadline, but nobody did more and made more of a splash than the Columbus Blue Jackets. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen roared in an era when most general managers take a more vigilant approach. He made moves, amplifying trades with the Ottawa Senators, keeping key players in theContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Kekalainen Roars with Daring Deadline Deals”