NCAA Hockey Tournament Recap: Midwest Regional Day 1

Saturday afternoon I took a trip to South Bend, Indiana and the campus of the University of Notre Dame to see my first NCAA Hockey Tournament games. I got to see two first round matchups, one featuring the top seed in the tournament, and the other featuring the top goal scorer in college hockey. Between […]


The CBJ Tomorrow: Injuries

Previously on “The CBJ Tomorrow,” we took a look at problems with depth forwards on the 2014-15 Blue Jackets. The short version: the CBJ fourth line is bad, it’s a poor choice to surrender a depth battle with bad choices in roster construction, and the team shouldn’t give coaches a chance to use bad players […]


Total BS Podcast Episode 17: Unknown Maladies

Wednesday, Sam and Matt went without a guest on the podcast! Hear them talk about 2012, Dave Maetzold, pointing at stuff, Tim Peel, spoilers, Umberger, Wild Bill, near field communication, cherry picking, a baby, Mighty Ducks, the code, sick hands, the long term plan, a coming out party, the small sample size alarm, enigmas, the […]


OHL Play-off Preview: Eastern Conference  

This is part two of our OHL Playoff Preview. If you missed it Jeremy went through the Western Conference earlier today. Oshawa Generals (1st, 51-11-6, 58.94% Estimated Fenwick Close) vs Peterborough Petes (8th, 26-36-6, 46.63% Est FenClose) For those unfamiliar with the OHL this is undoubtedly the best rivalry in the league and in my […]

WINDSOR, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Cole Mayo #91, Connor McDavid #97, Dylan Strome #19 and Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Erie Otters celebrate a goal against the Windsor Spitfires on September 26, 2014 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

OHL Play-Off Preview: Western Conference

For the first time in 20 years, the Ontario Hockey League had three teams with three 100+ point producers: Barrie, Erie, and London. Amazingly, these nine players were the only 100 point players in the league. Of those nine, four are eligible for the 2015 Entry Draft, while one isn’t able to be drafted until […]

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The Aftermath: (3/24/15) vs Anaheim Ducks

The return of Wisniewski proved to be fairly uneventful for the player itself but proved to be an exciting, back and forth affair otherwise. Scott Hartnell had a hat trick which helped the team win 5-3 in regulation against the Anaheim Ducks.


Total BS Podcast Episode 16: Particularly Truculent

Wednesday, Sam and Matt welcomed Rhys Jessop of Canucks Army to the podcast via Skype! Hear them talk about lab stuff, dullards, Marko Dano, Nathan Walker, truculence, WOWY, small sample size, summer, lucky bounces, dumb hockey, a slow methodical rebuild, a huge windfall, all things considered, YakCity, Roy and Roy, bat outta hell craziness, the […]

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 17: Vancouver Canucks fans dressed in St. Patrick's Day gear cheer on the Canucks during NHL action against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 17, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The Aftermath: (3/19/15) @ Vancouver Canucks

In a game so nice Marko Dano scored twice the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Vancouver Canucks by the score of 6-2. In one of the more entertaining games of the season, the Jackets were able to overcome the early deficit to score six unanswered goals.

EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 19:  An exterior view of Rexall Place prior to an NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 19, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Aftermath: (3/18/15) @ Edmonton Oilers

In a game where the Columbus Blue Jackets were badly outshot they were able to pull off the 4-3 shootout victory against the Edmonton Oilers. David Savard, Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu scored for the Jackets who will next face the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow night.


The Aftermath: (3/12/15) @ Detroit Red Wings

The Columbus Blue Jackets came back from an early deficit to dispatch the Red Wings in a game that saw the Blue Jackets go into a bit of a defensive shell but were able to hold on with help from Sergei Bobrovsky.


Total BS Podcast Episode 15: Philosophy 101

Tuesday night, Sam and Matt went sans guest for a podcast! Hear them talk about sipping soup, smooth jazz operators, the purpose of life, guests, Dave & Busters, the Arnold Classic, broccoli, dirty little secrets, Travis Yost, a full court press, hype meters, loss of control, Bulbasaur, a diatribe against Kevin Connauton, the shoulders of […]


The Big Picture: Wisniewski Trade Leaves Too Many Unanswered Questions

Monday afternoon, a not insignificant amount of time after the deadline had passed the Blue Jackets announced that they had traded defenseman James Wisniewski along with a  3rd round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for Rene Bourque, William Karlsson, and a 2nd round pick. Reaction to the announcement was swift and condemning. Biased and unbiased […]

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Looking Towards the Future – Defencemen

That was one hectic day to say the least. Personally I know I went a little crazy on twitter, I did not like Wiz the trade (To read about the trade check out Nick’s and Jeremy’s posts). I have had a chance to cool down and decided to take a look at where the defence […]

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Life After Wisniewski

My heart sank when I heard the news. It was approximately 30 minutes after the deadline had passed that the announcement came down. At this point I had already started analyzing the plan for next season. A plan which included the team’s best defenseman. Overall, my first thoughts could be described as satisfactory. The team was […]