Wednesday night’s 4 – 1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes was a microcosm of what the young season has offered up for the young, talented franchise. The first period consisted of 20 minutes of sound, fundamental hockey. The team played a unified, tough defense, while the offense created numerous chances. They significantly outshot and outplayed [...]October 31st, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
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The Blue Jackets’ recent woes against the Phoenix Coyotes continued last night with an embarrassing 4-1 loss in Nationwide Arena. Derick Brassard scored the lone Jackets goal, a power play tally late in the first off assists from Raffi Torres and Kris Russell. But Phoenix backup Jason LaBarbera turned away 31 of 32 shots and [...]October 29th, 2009 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
You could have made some serious money if you had placed $100 on Matheiu Garon to notch the first shutout of the year for the Blue Jackets, particularly considering that Steve Mason notched ten of them a year ago. Yet Garon played an amazingly solid game from every angle to earn the First Star and [...]October 12th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 1 comment | Continued
The Hockey News predicts the Jackets will finish 8th in the West this season, as the latest installment in their countdown of teams was released today. Here is their synopsis: The Blue Jackets made their first-ever playoff appearance last season and will need to battle just as hard to return to the post-season dance this [...]August 13th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
Just a few random items to pique your interest for today:THN Predictions — Cellar Dwellers: TSN has begun its countdown of projected finishes for the 2009-2010 hockey season, starting with the #15 finishers in each conference. And the winners are: Colorado Avalanche in the West, and New York Islanders in the East. Full story here. [...]August 6th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
Well, at long last my fingers have made it to the keyboard, and my take on the Blue Jackets/Arena situation is underway. While my tardiness has been due in part to work commitments, I have also spent a lot of time digging into the details and background, to the extent possible, in order to paint [...]June 19th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 5 comments | Continued
Just got an email from someone who is really connected to the draft, he use to be apart of HockeysFuture team when Sirius/XM’s Shane Malloy was in charge “The Isles 2nd first round selection, 26th overall and their surplus second rounders are DEFINITELY going somewhere in a move up, and it will depend upon when they think that [...]June 19th, 2009 | Devon Kunkel | 1 comment | Continued