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Future Outlook: Is Oliver Bjorkstrand the best CBJ Prospect?

With three selections in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft it was clear that Columbus had the opportunity to load the pipeline with high end prospects. All three of those prospects have progressed well since the draft, but a true standout of last season was their 3rd round selection, 89th overall, Oliver […]

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2013/14 Season Review: David Savard

A breakout season can be quantified in a multitude of ways. An increase in offense can often constitute a breakout season, whether it is a forward or a defenseman. David Savard came into this season needing a breakout year in the worst way, finding himself so far down on the depth chart it seemed as […]

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2013-14 CBJ Season Review: Ryan Murray

Between a breakout season from Ryan Johansen, another dominating year for Bob, and an underrated top tier performance from James Wisniewski, there’s no shortage of great stories to share from last season’s Blue Jackets team. One of my favorite things was the emergence and growth of Ryan Murray. During many games, the #CBJ feed on […]

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Fighting and the Blue Jackets, a 2013/14 Review

Earlier today, Nick had asked his followers what they’d like to see tracked this season. One was from Mark [@TravisHeHateMe] here, and the Georgetown Sports Analysis website here, I wanted to see if it held true for the Jackets 2013/14 season. I didn’t expect this to turn into much, so my work was quite crude. […]

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Future Outlook: Ryan Collins

Drafted in the 2nd round with the 47th pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan Collins was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 18 year old from Bloomington, Minnesota, is a defenseman, whom the whole front office was especially high on coming into the draft. The projection for this player has been one […]

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Future Outlook: Tyler Bird

Tyler Bird was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 5th round selection in the 2014 NHL entry draft. The 17 year old winger from Andover, Massachusetts was the youngest player selected by the Jackets this year and will be a long term project in the organization for a good chunk of years. Bird played his most recent […]

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Scott Hartnell & The Only Stat that Matters

Thanks to the Blue Jackets I was given an opportunity to attend Scott Hartnell’s introduction to Columbus press conference on Tuesday. While I kept quiet for the actual press conference I did get a chance to ask him a couple questions in the media scrum after the official press conference had ended. One of the […]

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An American Enigma? Season Review: Cam Atkinson

Late into the Blue Jackets’ season there seemed to be a divide amongst fans, management and the coaching staff. It all surrounded one player: Cam Atkinson. I titled the article claiming he was an enigma, a title normally given to Russians and various other european players. Like those other “enigmas”  you need to find what […]

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2013-14 Season Review: Fedor Tyutin

A scant few years ago, Fedor Tyutin was one of the best d-men in the NHL. This isn’t a view that gets much press thanks to the (past) poor state of the Blue Jackets. Rob Vollman helped promote the idea following the 2011-12 season, noting that Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin formed one of the top […]

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The Value of Ryan Johansen – Season Review

Ryan Johansen. The best player to dawn the union blue since Rick Nash. He needs a new contract. He feels disrespected. The war of words is already happening in the local papers. Who is going to budge first? What is he thinking? He is only 21 years of age and has already spent what seems […]

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James Wisniewski and the Big Mistake – Season Review

The writers here have been producing player reviews for the team since the offseason began in Columbus. I decided I would take James Wisniewski because I still have a bit of a gripe over all the people saying that Jack Johnson is the better player. I suppose that number is beginning to dwindle, but they’re […]

Dubinsky Extension Almost Crashes Twitter

  It’s been a very busy news day for the people of Ohio, but the Columbus Blue Jackets made the biggest news by giving Brandon Dubinsky a six-year extension worth $35.1 Million. The general feeling among CBJ fans is elation over this contract. Outside of the CBJ circle the money might be higher than expected. To those […]

2013/14 Season Review: Derek MacKenzie

#487482101 / gettyimages.com I started writing this piece before Derek MacKenzie unceremoniously left the Blue Jackets. Reading it I started thinking to myself about not only the player but the person. He always had great character and seemed like the quintessential Jacket. Hard working, hard hitting and great with the fans. He was a player […]

2013-2014 Season Review: An Anisimov Artycle

#42, Artem Anisimov Artem Anisimov quietly scored the most goals of his young career in his first 82-game season in Columbus. Combined with the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season, Arty has averaged about .49 points per game during his time in Columbus and has supplied valuable scoring for the team. The 26 year old, 6’4″ forward […]

2013/14 Season Review: Nick Foligno

2013/14 Season Review: Nick Foligno Nick Foligno is the embodiment of the style of play that the Columbus Blue Jackets covet. He’s a hard-working, gritty forward who plays a tough game, but has a bit of skill to back it up. He’s also been a player who seems to make almost everyone he plays with […]

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