Since the Columbus Blue Jackets’ debut in 2000, they have made the playoffs twice and won just two postseason games. So it would be fair to label their 2015-16 campaign as successful if they make the playoffs, but is it unreasonable to put expectations higher than that? 338 more words
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Columbus’ goal for this year should be simple:
Last year, the Blue Jackets led the NHL in man games lost, with 502. That figure derailed what was supposed to be a building block campaign; the year prior, Columbus posted a franchise-high 93 points en route to the first two playoff wins in club history. 332 more words
The Columbus Blue Jackets are a team to watch next season because they’re healthy, loaded up and ready to rip the Metro Division a new one… 491 more words
It’s time to reset expectations for Nail Yakupov.
Yakupov entered the NHL with the burden of being a first overall draft pick. His draft number has affected the way the team has handled him, the way the fans have perceived him and the expectation of the sort of player he would eventually become. 870 more words