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NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Erika of the Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey? A: I started going to Columbus Blue Jacket hockey games when I was a kid. My best friend’s dad used to take us and we would get giant ice cream cones. As a kid I never understood the game, but loved watching some guys beat up on each other. 2) Who ... Read More »

NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Rachel of the Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey? A: Every winter since I was young, my dad has built an ice rink our back yard so that’s how I got in to hockey. Then when the Blue Jackets came to Columbus in 2000, my parents’ took me to games all the time and that’s how I became a fan ... Read More »

NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Cyara of the Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey? A: Honestly, I really got in to hockey when I began skating on the Blue Jackets Ice Crew three years ago. I was a figure skater for about thirteen years prior to joining the Ice Crew, I have cousins and friends who play hockey and saw my fair share of hockey ... Read More »

NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Alex of the Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey? A: I got into hockey since before I can remember. My dad always played as well as both of my brothers. Most of my weekends growing up were spent on the road traveling to hockey tournaments and inside and ice rink. 2) Who is your favorite hockey player of all-time? A: ... Read More »

NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Michelle of the Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey? A: When I was ten years old, my dad took me to my first NHL game at Nationwide Arena. We had glass seats and as young as I was, I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t care much for sports besides soccer at that time. When we got to the ... Read More »

NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Kaecee of the Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey? A: I have always been a big hockey fan, so when Columbus got an NHL team in 2000 I was beyond excited!  2) Who is your favorite hockey player of all-time? A: Definitely Gordie Howe, guy had skills!  3) If you could meet any current hockey player, who would it be? A: I ... Read More »

Potential 1st round pick for Columbus Blue Jackets

Potential 1st round pick for Columbus Blue Jackets

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft is fast approaching and the Columbus Blue jackets have the 16th overall pick. Right now it is unpredictable whom they might take – people could say one thing, and you hear a completely different thing somewhere else. But fortunately, I may be able to shine some light on who the Jackets may pick up. Dylan ... Read More »

Oscar Dansk Signs Entry Level Contract With Columbus Blue Jackets

#38 Oscar Dansk pre game singing anthem.
(Photo from ottershockey.com)

The Columbus Blue Jackets season has come to an end, but they are still busier than ever. The Jackets have signed goaltender Oscar Dansk to a three-year entry-level contract, after selecting him 31st overall in the 2012 NHL entry draft. The Swedish born goaltender has spent the last two seasons between the pipes for the Erie Otters of the Ontario ... Read More »

Ryan Johansen Has A Bright Future In Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 1: Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates with the puck against the Colorado Avalanche on April 1, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo By James Sabau/Via Getty Images)

If you are a fan of the NHL and watch it on a regular basis, I’m positive you have heard the name Ryan Johansen. If you haven’t heard of the name, get ready; you’re going to be hearing it a lot in the near future. The six foot three 21-year-old center is starting to show his true colours at the ... Read More »

Columbus Blue Jackets Make Noise In 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Columbus Blue Jackets Salute the Crowd after being eliminated in a 4-3 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
(Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

After a long hard fought series the Columbus Blue Jackets have fallen to the star studded Pittsburgh Penguins. Coming into the series many people didn’t have much hope in the Jackets, but to most people’s surprise that was far from the truth. The six games played between both teams were far from boring. Its almost as if you wanted the ... Read More »

Columbus Not To Be Taken Lightly

The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate on the ice after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

You might think going into the playoffs that the eighth seeded Columbus Blue Jackets would have no chance against the top seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. As of right now that’s not the case, the Jackets have a number of key players on their team that contribute. I bet many of you Columbus fans know, the Jackets have won their first ever ... Read More »

Top 5 Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Players

The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in overtime on April 8, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

It’s a no brainer that the Columbus Blue Jackets are a little playoff shy, heck they have only played four post-season games. You’re probably thinking they’re a team without any memorable players on their squad, am I right? Well in a sense you are.  Within the four games played, only five players from the 2009 playoff squad registered two points ... Read More »

Playoffs Right Around The Corner For Columbus?

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 6: Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets congratulates goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky #72 after shutting out the New York Islanders 4-0 on April 6, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

For only the second time in team history, it looks like the Columbus Blue Jackets may have themselves a playoff spot.  Hopefully, however, this doesn’t mirror their 2009 playoff performance. If you need a refresher, Columbus finished 7th in the Western Conference that year, and were forced to face an experienced Detroit Red Wings lineup. Detroit dominated the series – winning ... Read More »

Rick Nash Becomes the Villain in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 21: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers warms up before a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 21, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. -The Dark Knight   The first time the New York Rangers came to Columbus this season, Rick Nash was on the injured reserve list recovering from a concussion. With the lockout last season and his injury, it took nearly two years for the former ... Read More »

Blue Jackets Lose An Exciting Game to the Sharks, Which was Ruined by a Shootout

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 13: Nathan Horton #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks battle for position during the third period on March 13, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. San Jose defeated Columbus 4-3 in a shootout.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The San Jose Sharks topped the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout to earn their 4th straight win. That’s the story line that you’re likely to see after the game last night (March 13) but it really misses a bigger point. Sure, the Sharks are having an amazing season. They’re favored by many, including yours truly, to win the Stanley Cup this ... Read More »