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Finding Comparisons for Lawson Crouse

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Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference

Corey Pronman recently put out his take on Crouse in a very well done article over at ESPN. He discussed how players who are complete players in junior, guys who excel defensively, tend to carry that over almost immediately into the NHL. He brought up highly drafted players like Jordan Staal, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O’Reilly, […]

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The Complicated Value Of The Bobrovsky Contract

Friday afternoon was a time of celebration for many Columbus fans. The Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky avoided any summertime headaches by reaching a contract agreement. To no real surprise, Bob’s deal puts him in the upper echelon of NHL goalie salaries. As reported by Aaron Portzline, that’s a cap hit of $7.425M per year […]

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Is the Blue Jackets Defense Their Great Weakness?

Forward depth in Columbus is at an all-time high, even considering a few key injuries. There’s wiggle room in the discussion of how good overall Blue Jackets depth can be (I touched on this last week – I think it’s quite solid). With Ryan Johansen back in the fold and solidifying the centers, it’s hard […]

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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: Matt Calvert, And How I Became A Cbj Fan

2013/14 Season Review: Matt Calvert, and how I became a CBJ fan The roots for my fandom of the Blue Jackets can be traced back to “NHL 11″. It introduced a sweet new feature called “Hockey Ultimate Team”, which I spent hours, days and months playing. I assembled teams for specific situations in order to […]