Anton Stralman’s goal stood as the game’s lone goal for more than two periods before R.J. Umberger added some soon-to-be-needed insurance on an empty-net goal with just over a minute remaining.February 4th, 2010 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
The Ken Hitchcock era is over in Columbus. Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced today that the club has relieved Hitchcock of his coaching duties. Howson also announced that Assistant Coach Claude Noel will fill in as an interim head coach for the the remainder of the season.February 3rd, 2010 | Bart Logan | 2 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets are reeling, having lost 15 of their last 17, and seeing themselves slide closer to last place in the Western Conference than the last seed of the playoffs.
Here is a look at what the team is doing well, what needs work, and what is just downright awful.December 23rd, 2009 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
After weeks of players’ meetings, intense practices, line jumbles and just about everything short of a trade, Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock has played about the last card in his hand to try to spark this team. Steve Mason is no longer the starter in goal for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Starting with tonight’s game [...]December 21st, 2009 | Bart Logan | 2 comments | Continued
It’s a phrase that dominated post game conversations for the better part of eight seasons in Columbus, one that I’ve tried to refrain from as long as possible: “Same old Jackets.” But yet, after another gut-wrenching loss, it has forced its way back into common vernacular. The Jackets fell to the Minnesota Wild last night [...]December 16th, 2009 | Bart Logan | 2 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets played their third straight overtime game last Wednesday night when they fell to the Sharks in a shootout. The San Jose loss came in the middle of what has turned into a five game point streak for Columbus, their longest of the season. This is the midweek report. Last Three: San [...]November 11th, 2009 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
Perhaps the most perplexing development with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season is the lack of playing time given to forward Nikita Filatov. Since the season began, Filatov has seen his Time On Ice (TOI) go from a small amount, to virtually non-existent, to a series of healthy scratches – this, predicated by quite an [...]November 9th, 2009 | Ed Cmar | 7 comments | Continued