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Poll: Will Columbus win its first playoff series?

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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Blue Jackets '15-16 Outlook

Columbus’ goal for this year should be simple:

Stay healthy.

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

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It's Columbus Blue Jackets day at PHT

After a stellar regular season and inspired playoff appearance in ’13-14, Columbus took a step backwards last year by finishing 11th in the Eastern Conference, and missing the postseason. 292 more words

Toronto Maple Leafs


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


Can the Blue Jackets justify their big spending?

Much of the narrative surrounding the Columbus Blue Jackets revolves around what this team can do with even a reasonably clean bill of health. It overshadows a key question, though: can they live up to the hype? 323 more words

New York Rangers

It's time to reset expectations for Edmonton Oilers' forward Nail Yakupov

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

Cult Of Hockey

Teacher-pest: Blue Jackets add Jarkko Ruutu to staff

The Columbus Blue Jackets already valued their image as “little rats,” and now it sounds like they’ll get to learn from one of the biggest pests. 172 more words

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