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: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been waiting a while for their second round opponents, having posted the Tampa Bay Lightning in an improbable first round sweep. The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, are fresh from a seven-game run against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins sealed the deal with a resounding 5-1 win Tuesday.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins”

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: 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”