Category: Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets prospects show offensive prowess in Traverse City

By Jim den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  For the past few days, the resignation of former head coach Mike Babcock before running his first practice has not just been the top story for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The signing of Babcock earlier this season gave Columbus fans reasons to be optimistic of a quick turnaround and

Defensive, offensive improvements begin long upward haul for Blue Jackets

By Jim den HollanderEditor/ This is the second of five summer review/preview type stories on the NHL’s Midwest-based NHL teams.The Columbus Blue Jackets may still be a few years away from breaking back through the NHL’s playoff window but they should show a marked improvement this season.The Jackets fell hard last season, a season ending

All five Midwest NHL teams will look different in 2022-23

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  In the years this website has been run the five Midwest-based NHL teams have gone through big changes.  The Blackhawks have gone from a rebuilding team to three Stanley Cups and now back to a rebuilding team. The Columbus Blue Jackets had never won a playoff series when

Leafs finally solve Korpisalo, even series with Blue Jackets

All things considered, it was just one game, but the Columbus Blue Jackets head to work today hoping it wasn’t a turning point in its Eastern Conference Best of Five Qualification series with the Toronto Maple Leafs. There’s two ways of looking at what happened in a 3-0 loss to the Leafs in Toronto Tuesday

Korpisalo shutout lifts Jackets to win in opener

An awesome defensive effort and standout goaltending from Joonas Korpisalo led the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Toronto Maple Leafs in their NHL Eastern Conference Qualifying Series opener Sunday. Korpisalo turned aside every one of the 28 Leafs’ shots and they needed every one of them as it wasn’t until an empty netter with 19

Wild, Monsters get early start on 2019-20 AHL season

By Jim den Hollander editor When announcing the schedule for the upcoming season at, the sidebar is generally, the subtractions, additions or moves in the team standings. For the American Hockey League this summer is a rarity with no changes at all. The 31 teams will not only all be returning for the