Blue Jackets Forging Identity

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ start to their 2016-17 season started much like the 2015-16 season did: with a resounding thud. The Blue Jackets were outplayed by the Boston Bruins and the San Jose Sharks in their o...
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On the Cusp of Greatness?

In my last column I talked about which NHL coaches had risen or fallen or stagnated on my top 50 charts which are determined by my rating system featured in my book Bench Bosses: the NHL’s coaching elite. There...

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Jackets v Stars 11/1/2016

The Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in OT Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.  With 16 seconds left in regulation, Sam Gagner of the Blue Jackets scored the tying go...

No Work Ethic

The refrain was the same from the defenseman to the captain to the coach of the Ducks Friday night: We got off to a good start. We had a bad five minutes (actually four), and we never got it back on track. They...

Expectations Are Middling for the Blue Jackets

To say the last two seasons have been a major disappointment is quite the understatement for the Columbus Blue Jackets, particularly last season. And, for an organization whose legacy has been rife with disappo...

3 Things Learned on Draft Weekend

All things considered, it was a relatively quiet weekend from Buffalo. While there were some bits and pieces of action between the two days and seven rounds, it didn't exactly match up against the hype in the d...

Around the Metro: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have a short walk to the stage on the floor of the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York to make their first round selection on Friday night. It's a short walk, but an uncomfo...

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