Category: Columbus Blue Jackets

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

Traverse City tournament gives Midwest NHL teams an early look at top prospects

Once again, all five Midwest-based NHL teams will be sending a squad to the Annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament, officially known as the 2018 Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup. The event kicks off on Friday Sept. 7 and wraps up with crossover playoff games on Sept. 10. Along with the Chicago Blackhawks; Columbus Blue Jackets; Detroit

Unusual Draft positions for Midwest NHL teams.

At least a couple of the five Midwest-based National Hockey League teams sees them in unusual, but enviable positions for Friday night’s NHL Entry Draft. It’s not all that long ago all five teams moved into the post season festivities, but there has been a bit of a skid since then – likely hitting rock