There are a plethora of question marks heading into the 2010-11 season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Can goaltender Steve Mason return to his Calder-winning form of 2008-09 and justify his recent two-year $5.8 million extension? Can Derick Brassard establish himself as a top six center and the playmaker with an eye for the net that put [...]September 23rd, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
In a summer that has been short on news in general, it was nice to hear some positive words about Nationwide Arena from Columbus Blue Jackets President Mike Priest last night. The Blue Jackets lease the arena from Nationwide Insurance, which privately funded the construction of the approximately $106 million facility after voters stuck down [...]July 15th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
As expected, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday that Brad Berry will join Scott Arniel’s staff behind the bench beginning this season.
Berry spent two years under Arniel in Manitoba from 2006-08 before leaving the team for family reasons.June 23rd, 2010 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets have offered their head coaching position to Guy Boucher, as broken by the Columbus Dispatch. Boucher will reportedly take the weekend to mull over the offer before making his decision early next week. Boucher, 38, spent this past season coaching the Hamilton Bulldogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. [...]June 5th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
Although the Columbus Blue Jackets have played their final game of the 2010 season, there are still some important games remaining for the club.
Currently the Jackets sit six places from the bottom of the NHL standings and in sixth place in terms of the NHL draft lottery to take place on Tuesday. However, wins from the New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, and Tampa Bay Lightning could move the CBJ as high (or low) as third place in the lottery standings.April 10th, 2010 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
The Blue Jackets are nine points out of eighth place in the West with only 19 games remaining in the season. That’s a pretty big margin to make up in the final month and a half of the season, and General Manager Scott Howson is not expected to do anything to make it easier. The Blue Jackets will be sellers on Wednesday’s trade deadline.March 1st, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued