The eyes of the hockey world remain on the Columbus Blue Jackets. That won’t change all season so long as Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are with the team. Friday night’s game did absolutely nothing to change that. Panarin recorded 2-2-4 and Bobrovsky allowed six goals but when it mattered at the end, kept the
The Columbus Blue Jackets enter this new hockey season with one goal and one goal only in mind: Win the Stanley Cup. That’s all and that’s it. Given the current state of the franchise, the time is now. Gone are the days of simply making the playoffs being good enough. That’s just step one. As
In today’s rumor rundown, the Vancouver Canucks and Brock Boeser look like they are going to wait to sign an extension, Darnell Nurse and the Oilers are still a ways apart, and there are updates on the Columbus Blue Jackets and their two big-name stars. Finally, an end of an era in Detroit looks like
During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We start with Blue Jackets’ center Riley Nash. He could be one of the more underrated signings this offseason. Riley Nash 2017-18 Stats: Career high 15-16-41 in 76 games for the Boston Bruins. 2018-19 Team: Columbus Blue Jackets.
It’s a sentence that every Columbus Blue Jacket fan doesn’t want to consider. Sergei Bobrovsky might be gone after this season. One of the faces of the Blue Jackets since arriving in Columbus, Bobrovsky has been a major reason why the team has finally enjoyed some regular season success. But after this season, he needs
In today’s rumor rundown, there is some uncertainty as it pertains to the future of winger Jordan Eberle, the Dallas Stars may be forced to try and sign Tyler Seguin part way through the season, the Flames and Noah Hanifin appear to be extremely close on a contract extension and there is a team still
In today’s rumor rundown there are reports that Sergei Bobrovsky wants to be the highest paid goaltender in the NHL when his current deal concludes at the end of this season. Would Columbus dare go there? In Ottawa, trade talks surrounding Erik Karlsson have picked up again and an interesting team is apparently getting involved.
In today’s news, the Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to a significant contract extension, the Devils signed restricted free agent Steven Santini to a deal and the Zach Werenski outlined his ambitions to not miss a single game this season following shoulder surgery in the offseason. Predators Extend Ellis The Predators were able
We all know the Artemi Panarin situation is hanging over both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the rest of the NHL. It’s not often that a potential top-10 overall player becomes available for other teams. But here we are. We don’t know what’s going to happen to Panarin. He might start the season in Columbus.
In light of the uncertainty surrounding the Artemi Panarin situation, the Columbus Blue Jackets could use some good news. Thanks to a major commitment made by a prominent Blue Jacket, the community has something big to look forward to. In the northwest Columbus suburb of Plain City, a new, state-of-the-art hockey training facility for hockey
In today’s rumor rundown, Artemi Panarin gives the Blue Jackets a deadline to talk business, the Islanders are working on a deal with Brock Nelson and the Anaheim Ducks are figuring things out with Brandon Montour. Panarin Gives Deadline In what seems like a bit of a strange development to this story, Artemi Panarin has given
In today’s rumor rundown, the Blue Jackets are no closer on a new contract with Artemi Panarin than they were before meeting the superstar winger on Monday. What does this mean in regard to a trade moving forward? Where do the Minnesota Wild sit with Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker and are the Oilers really
In today’s rumor rundown, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a bit of business to attend to, the Red Wings are trying to negotiate with Dylan Larkin who appears to be willing to work with the franchise and Nashville’s policy to not give out no-trade and no-move clauses could hurt them. Nashville’s No-Move Policy Causing Issues?
In today’s rumor rundown the Patrick Maroon deal that was supposed to be announced on Monday may not actually be done. Maroon’s camp might be waiting just a little longer before taking a discount to go home. Also, Artemi Panarin appears to be the next big name on the trade block and his agent seems
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed a player named Nash. No, it’s not former Jackets star Rick Nash, but it is nevertheless an effective player. Columbus agreed to terms with center Riley Nash on a three-year contract, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. The deal carries an average annual value (AAV) of $2.4 million. Correction, $2.75 x
Free agency officially opens Sunday. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, this is secondary compared to a much bigger story that’s just starting to unfold. While the hockey world waits for both Sunday and an eventual John Tavares decision, the Blue Jackets have a franchise altering decision to make. While they could make a couple of
The 2013 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft was one of the most successful drafts in recent Columbus Blue Jackets history. That Blue Jackets draft class has amassed a combined 580 combined NHL games played — a total that would be higher if multiple untimely injuries had not occurred. Aside from Alexander Wennberg, one of
The NHL Draft is less than two months away. With the calendar turning to May, it’s time to start compiling huge lists of prospects that could hear their name called on the floor of American Airlines Center in Dallas. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, they will pick 18th at the draft assuming they keep their
A 13-2-2 end to the regular season. A 2-0 series lead in the playoffs with both wins coming on the road in overtime. Everything was set up for the Columbus Blue Jackets to finally break through the door to playoff success. Game 3 went to double overtime. Lars Eller won it on a lucky bounce.
Four of the first five games in the first-round tilt between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets have gone to overtime. With each game having been decided by the slimmest of margins in bonus time, the wave of late games is beginning to have profound effects on fans in both markets who have been
When the Columbus Blue Jackets received an early power play on Thursday night, you could tell their performance on it would dictate how the rest of the night would go. They struggled with their opportunity. Not surprisingly, they struggled with everything after that. A Quick Game 4 Recap Making good on the promise of Alex
The Columbus Blue Jackets played a much better game Tuesday night in front of their home fans at Nationwide Arena. They just didn’t get the result they had hoped for. After 89 minutes of tight-checking hockey, the Washington Capitals got the bounce they were looking for. Lars Eller was in the right place at the
The Columbus Blue Jackets are full of wonderful stories these days. Everywhere you look up and down their lineup, players at different points in their career are making a major impact. Collectively, they have jumped on the Washington Capitals by winning two straight from them at Capital One Arena. Game 3 and the momentum all
The Columbus Blue Jackets have never been in a better position in franchise history. Their wealth of talent and youth have them in a position to win a playoff series for the first time ever. They own a 1-0 series lead on the Washington Capitals heading into Sunday night’s game two. But the story of
For the first time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are going to back-to-back postseasons. Thanks to getting to overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they punched their ticket to the big dance. The Penguins won the game 5-4 in overtime. The Blue Jackets were able to recover from winning just 15 regulation games in
The Columbus Blue Jackets are on a roll. After their latest victory, a 7-3 crushing of the Edmonton Oilers, the Blue Jackets improved to 11-1 in their last 12 games. They sit one point in back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second in the Metropolitan Division. The win was coach John Tortorella’s 127th win as
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen stole the show Saturday night. Thanks to 33 saves from Allen, the Blues pushed themselves into a playoff spot after defeating the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night. Despite controlling most of the game, the Blue Jackets just couldn’t solve the goaltender. Allen’s most noticeable save was early on when
Now that the Columbus Blue Jackets’ win streak is in the double-digits, it has understandably drawn parallels to their 16-game win streak from the 2016-17 season. With Thursday night’s commanding 4-0 victory over the surging Florida Panthers, the 10 consecutive wins tied the Blue Jackets for the longest win streak in the NHL this season, and
An expansion team that came into the NHL in 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs don’t have as much history when it comes to trading as the Leafs do with other franchises. That said, over their 18-year existence, the Blue Jackets have dealt with the Leafs four times when it comes to
Welcome to our Columbus Blue Jackets monthly mailbag. Once a month (or more, if warranted), Blue Jackets writers Kristyn Repke and Mark Scheig will answer both fan questions and questions from each other about the team or anything else. This month, they analyze the trade deadline, discuss upcoming roster decisions and provide playoff predictions. Joonas Korpisalo Question: