2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

By vanquishing the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of their Stanley Cup Playoff Qualifying Round series, the Columbus Blue Jackets punched their ticket to another dance with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Columbus enters the Eastern Conference First Round as the seventh seed, while the Lightning are second. They went 2-0-1 in the round robinContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning”

Blue Jackets: Dubois Bounces Back, Scores Hat Trick as Columbus Takes Lead

When Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella appeared to tear a strip off Pierre-Luc Dubois during Game Two of their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the motivational aftermath was not yet known. But when Dubois scored a hat trick in Game Three and gave his club a 2-1 series lead thanks to aContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Dubois Bounces Back, Scores Hat Trick as Columbus Takes Lead”

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”

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: From Bad to Worse with Sergei Bobrovsky

Back in October, we addressed the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Bobrovsky blues. The situation between goalie and franchise was, at the time, not pretty. In the months since, the situation has only gotten worse. The Blue Jackets shelved goalie Sergei Bobrovsky Thursday after an apparent incident. Nobody seems to really know what the incidentContinue reading “Blue Jackets: From Bad to Worse with Sergei Bobrovsky”