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Three Things: Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 12/5/14

It took a shootout, but the Jackets were finally able to best the Panthers in Florida.
(mercedsunstar.com)

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. Let’s get right into the Jackets roll on with their second win in a row, a 4-3 shootout ... Read More »

Columbus Blue Jackets Preview vs Florida Panthers 12/4/12

The Panthers look much better, but the Jackets are still trying to get on the right track.(Panthers.NHL.com)

Who: Florida Panthers Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL When: 7:30PM Know thine enemy: The Panthers are seemingly going to be “The Panthers” for the rest of their existence. They’re made to suffer, plod along and finish near the bottom of the standings. It’s just their lot in life. Still, they’ve won three of four, so taking them seriously should probably ... Read More »

Mark Letestu out six weeks

Letestu is just another in a long line of injured players the Blue Jackets have missed this season. (Getty images)

You ever heard the old saying “when it rains, it pours”? Well for the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s been raining so long the entire city has been flooded and transportation consists entirely of speedboats. Yet another injury came down the pike today as it was learned that forward Mark Letestu will miss the next six weeks to undergo surgery to ... Read More »

Three Things: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 12/2/14

The Blue Jackets got a little rookie infusion and finally got off the skids against the Panthers. (Getty Images)

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. Let’s get right into the Jackets breaking the skid against the Florida Panthers with a 2-1 victory. Rookies ... Read More »

Rumor of the day: David Perron for Artem Anisimov

Moving Anisimov for Perron would equate to making a move for the sake of making a move.
 (bluejackets.NHL.com)

It’s been no secret that the Columbus Blue Jackets’ season has been a massive disappointment. Injuries, inconsistency and bad luck have plagued this team and looks to have doomed them to a finish that will be somewhere near last place. So it confused me a bit when this rumor made the rounds, courtesy of TSN’s Aaron Ward: One of the ... Read More »

Three Things: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets 11/26/14

The Jackets lost again, lacking the fight that made them everyone's favorite scrappy underdog a year ago. (UnionBlue.com)

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. Let’s get right into last night’s 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. That escalated quickly Who knew the ... Read More »

Columbus Blue Jackets Preview vs Winnipeg Jets 11/25/14

Caption: Both teams are struggling and in desperate need of a win.  (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Who: Winnipeg Jets Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH When: 7:00PM Know thine enemy: As the Jets have been known to do over the last few years, they are treading water. At 10-9-3, they’re getting surprisingly good defense and goaltending, but goals have been very difficult to come by. They’re averaging just 1.96 goals per game. Leading the way offensively is ... Read More »

Unintentionally tanking might be best for Columbus Blue Jackets

Injuries have decimated the chances of the Blue Jackets this season, but that might not be the worst thing in the world. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

Instead of doing a “three things” as I normally would come Monday morning, I wanted to go in another direction. You see, following a pair of losses on Friday and Saturday night (a shootout loss to the Boston Bruins followed by a 4-2 loss to the slumping Philadelphia Flyers), a thought hit me: this season is already over. Don’t get ... Read More »

Three Things: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings 11/19/14

The Jackets looked flat and dropped an embarrassing 5-0 decision to conference rival Detroit.
(monroenews.com)

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. Last night’s 5-0 loss to Detroit isn’t as ugly as it sounds, but let’s get right into it. ... Read More »

Columbus Blue Jackets Preview vs Detroit Red Wings 11/18/14

The Jackets and Red Wings are both dealing with injury issues, but will be tenaciously trying to get in the win column.
(Octopusthrower.com)

Who: Detroit Red Wings Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH When: 7:00PM Know thine enemy: As much as things change for the Red Wings, they stay the same. They currently sit fourth in the Atlantic Division with 21 points (8-4-5) and are getting surprisingly good defense and goaltending, allowing the third-fewest goals in the conference. Part of that has to do ... Read More »

Ryan Johansen “banged up”

Johansen has been one of the consistent forces for the Jackets this year and losing him would be huge.
(fulltilthockeynetwork.com)

Another day, another potential injury. Such is life for the Columbus Blue Jackets. For the myriad names that have been taken out of the lineup, budding superstar Ryan Johansen has been able to avoid that fate. Well, until now at least. Johansen skipped practice on Monday and is questionable for tonight’s tilt with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’ll see how ... Read More »

Three Things: Columbus Blue Jackets Weekend Edition 11/17/14

Hartnell faced down his old team and helped his new one escape town with a much-needed win.
(unionandblue.com)

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. This is a weekend edition, covering back-to-back wins(!!!) over the Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks. Take Charge ... Read More »

Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Jordan Leopold

Leopold has been used sparingly in St. Louis, but he'll fill one of the vacant injured defensive spots on the Jackets' blue line.
(bleedinblue.com)

In the middle of a skid, you’ll look to do whatever you can to change that. When you’re in the middle of a skid and half of your lineup is out, you might make a change to help swing the momentum back your way. The Columbus Blue Jackets went for the latter on Saturday when they sent a 2016 fifth-round ... Read More »

Columbus Blue Jackets Preview vs Philadelphia Flyers 11/14/14

Jakub Voracek is one of the hottest offensive players in the NHL right now. Can the Jackets contain him and get off the skids?  (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Who: Philadelphia Flyers Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA When: 7:00PM Know thine enemy: Same story, different year: the Flyers are pretty good offensively, but still have a really hard time figuring out how to keep the puck out of their own net. Part of that has to do with the patchwork defense they have in place, down Kimmo Timmonen ... Read More »

Nathan Horton could have career-ending back surgery

It's been one thing after another since Horton signed with Columbus and now his career could be over due to a degenerative back issue. (Bluejackets.nhl.com)

Even when there’s a break on the horizon, Nathan Horton can never really get a fair shake. That’s been the case ever since he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets. They knew he’d miss time recovering from a shoulder injury, but he was seemingly right back in the lineup before being taken out again with a need for abdominal surgery. ... Read More »