Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning

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”

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”

Senators: Guy Boucher Fired Because It’s Ottawa

Because the party just won’t stop for the Ottawa Senators, head coach Guy Boucher was fired Friday and Marc Crawford was hired as the interim bench boss. This is just the latest in a series of unfortunate events for the Senators, who’ve had yet another debacle of a week. In the grand scheme of things,Continue reading “Senators: Guy Boucher Fired Because It’s Ottawa”

Blue Jackets: Kekalainen Roars with Daring Deadline Deals

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”