Left Wing Matt Calvert (#11) of the Columbus Blue Jackets raises his arms to celebrate his goal

The Blue Jackets Find Hope Through Adversity

To say that the Columbus Blue Jackets have experienced a hardscrabble season of adversity, particularly with injuries is to be kind.  They are the runaway winner of the not-so-dubious distinction of ‘Man Gam...
Left Wing Matt Calvert (#11) of the Columbus Blue Jackets raises his arms to celebrate his goal

Despite The Odds, Blue Jackets Continue to Battle

For those of us stats nerds – I’m a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), something I utilize for my ‘day job’ – there is a valuable resource to determine each National Hockey League (NHL) teams mathemat...
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Blue Jackets 2015 Trade Deadline Primer

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a precarious position: they are mathematically still in contention for the Stanley Cup playoffs although the odds to do so, with each loss, dwindle as was the case, last night i...
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Caps Gaining Steam Under Trotz

The Washington Capitals, one of the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) greatest anomalies over the past several seasons, a team with hockey’s most lethal sniper in Alexander Ovechkin, one of the NHL’s top...
Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues shoots on teammate Brian Elliot during the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge.

NHL’s Best Converges on Columbus

The National Hockey League (NHL) convenes for their annual All-Star Game and weekend and, this season the gala is being held at Nationwide Arena, home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.  The annual event is...
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The New Jersey Devils are in Desperation Mode

It is often said that professional sports are, at times, a copycat endeavor.  If there is a new way of doing something and it’s followed by success, other organizations try to copy it until eventually it is ...
Right Wing Wayne Simmonds (#17) of the Philadelphia Flyers scores on Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (#72) of the Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Decide to ‘Go For It’

The Columbus Blue Jackets were sitting in a precarious position.  After starting the season at 4-2-0, they went into a tailspin, going 2-13-2, thus appearing to solidly position themselves in the Jack Eichel o...