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November Recovery and the CBJ Playoff Chances

Every single Blue Jackets article right now is about injuries or the impact of those injuries or some attempt to see a light at the end of the broken-body tunnel. The situation is enough to make a fan cry, laugh, or expel some strange combination of the two sounds. If we’re to follow the thoughts of […]


Gameday Thread #10: Toronto Maple Leafs

Velcome to zee spooktacular Halloween edition of zee BS Hockey Gameday Thread! The Haunted Maple Leafs are in town to face the Undead Blue Jackets! Muh-ha-ha-ha! Pregame: Ahem. Sorry about all that. Let’s start with spooky lines for the Leafs and CBJ. Straight from their haunted house in Toronto, the projected TML combos: Toronto Forwards: […]


Peterborough Petes vs. Mississauga Steelheads

This is my first post here on Buckeye State Hockey. I was thrilled when asked to be a part of this great website. My focus here will be on Columbus Blue Jackets prospects as well as the draft. I will mainly be attending Peterborough Petes games. I was hoping to see top 2016 draft prospect […]



This is rather unprecedented. Almost 50% of the team’s salary is on an injured list. That’s nearly $30 million of talent on the sidelines. Yes, that includes the starting goaltender, and the best defenceman on the team, and two-thirds of the top three lines. However, there really are plenty of positive aspects to this team. First, […]

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Gameday Thread #9: Ottawa Senators

Hockey is back in Nationwide Arena and it just feels right. Let’s take a look at Ottawa’s lineup and see what the Jacket’s are in for tonight. Pregame Hoffman won’t be in this evening, who as you recall burned the Jacket’s on a couple of goals earlier this season. Jared Cowen will draw in this […]


CBJ Prospect Watch: Nick Moutrey

Hi! This will be my first installment of the CBJ Prospect Watch. I’ll be attending Mississauga Steelheads games throughout the year, with an eye on their draft eligible players, as well as eyes on current Columbus Blue Jackets-owned players throughout the OHL. My first assignment was to check out Saginaw Spirit forward and CBJ 4th […]

Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

Gameday Thread #8: @ Los Angeles Kings

It is a new day Jackets fans, time to take a deep breath and take in the California smog filled air. Lets see what is happening before today’s game. Pregame Dwight King – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli Andy Andreoff – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams Kyle […]


Gameday Thread #7 – 10/24, @ Anaheim Ducks

What do you mean these aren’t the right jerseys? Tonight our beloved Blue Jackets will be beating the Anaheim Ducks. Boudreau hasn’t seen his toes in years, and he’s probably not got the balance required to actually stand on them. Wow some weird ugly troll looking guy scored some goals. Hey guess what? I’d look […]

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Gameday Thread #6: @ San Jose Sharks

Pregame OH, how sassy of them! Luckily we were able to find help elsewhere when searching for the Sharks lines tonight. The top 6 of the Sharks is a smorgasbord of offensive skill. Thornton, Couture, Pavelski and Marleau can send chills down anyones spine but it should cause even more concern tonight against the injury […]


Unpopular Opinion: Wennberg may not be ready for the Show

During the Ryan Johansen saga of the pre-season, many were quick to anoint rookies like Kerby Rychel, Marko Dano and Alexander Wennberg as having spots on the team. Wennberg, specifically, had a considerable build-up as a guy who was “ready” for the NHL, even before pre-season began. Team media and bloggers publicly pumped his tires […]


Columbus: Now is Time to Prepare for California Storm

As the Blue Jackets’ California series is about to begin, now is the time to gather and prepare your readiness kits. Yes Columbus, the forecast for falling cliches is quite dire and seems all but certain to increase throughout the weekend. You can already see the early impacts now, rip tides starting to nip at […]