Sept 20

Quick Notes from Sunday’s split-squad game vs. St. Louis (9-21-14)

I’d like to start off by mentioning that this isn’t going to be the usual format of our post-game articles under regular circumstances. Those will be much more in depth with more interactive content and all that good stuff. This post is just what I took away from tonight’s victory versus the St. Louis Blues. […]

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2014-15 Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes Women’s Hockey

Hockey returns to the Buckeye State soon, and not all in the Blue Jackets form you’re expecting. The Ohio State University Women’s Hockey Team will drop the puck on an exhibition game Sunday September 28th against the University of Western Ontario. This kicks off their 2014-15 campaign with 34 other games on the slate, a […]

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Wading Through The Crap: The Ryan Johansen Saga

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation” – Marcus Tullius Cicero A summer filled with public mud slinging is not one, that many fans envisioned coming into this offseason. Obviously many knew a negotiation was coming for Johansen, before the season began though not many thought such a breakout season was coming for the […]

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2014/15 Metro Division Preview: New York Islanders

Welcome to Buckeye State Hockey’s Metropolitan Division preview for this upcoming season! Through the next week or so, each Buckeye State Hockey writer will analyze a divisional opponent, focusing on strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also be having some comments from bloggers specific to those teams discussing off-season moves or forecasts for the upcoming season. Also, […]

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The 2014-15 Metropolitan Division Preseason Playlist

With the 2014-15 NHL season just around the corner, it’s preview time all over the internet. Today, we’re going to take on the Metropolitan Division. It’s maybe the most confusing place in the league, as I’d wager at least 5 teams have legitimate chances to make the top 3. In this preseason playlist, we’re playing […]

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Using dCorsi to Predict Next Year’s Lineup

First off I would like to share a recent post on Pension Plan Puppets from Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) explaining dCorsi: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2014/7/21/5663440/dcorsi-introduction-what-is-dcorsi-how-do-you-use-dcorsi I really enjoyed reading about this further as I often see him discuss and compare players using this on Twitter and only had a passing knowledge based on what I could pick up from […]

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Unpopular Opinion: Don’t Expect Much More from Nathan Horton

The much ballyhooed signing of Nathan Horton is a proud moment among new fans and old. A player who has a Stanley Cup on his resume decided to come to the capital city to play hockey for the Blue Jackets. I myself was excited at the time of the signing, I believed wholeheartedly that Horton […]

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2013/14 Season Review: Boone Jenner

When trying to make your way into any professional league the same basic principles are always in play: hard work, determination and skill. Boone Jenner is a shining example of each of those principles. It can’t be stated enough, how impressive it was to see Jenner earn his way into the starting lineup last year […]

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The 2014 Blue Jacket Top Prospect List

In the doldrums of the offseason you start getting into the speculative part of the year, where you wonder how well (insert name) will play this year and if he will come out and play to his full potential. We at BS Hockey decided to take it a step further by each submitting our top […]

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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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