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4 is the Magic Number

April 2, 2019 - 11:54 AM ET

By Tom T With 5 victories in a row Columbus finds itself 4 points away from clinching the playoffs. It has been a bumpy ride to this point. Back in January the CBJ faithful were looking at playoff matchups not counting points to get into the playoffs. Inconsistent play and uncertainty at the trad...

Nothing has Changed?

April 3, 2019 - 2:29 PM ET

By Tom T BOS gave Columbus a glimpse into what playoff hockey looks like last night and it wasn’t pretty for the Union Blue. This game looked eerily similar to Game 6 v. WAS in the 2018 playoffs. BOS was ready to ‘close-out’ their regular season and secure home ice in round one. WAS was loo...

The Odds are not good…

April 8, 2019 - 10:04 AM ET

By Tom T ‘The odds are not good’, this is the best response you can get from anyone outside of Columbus about the Jackets’ chances of advancing over TBL. Before we get too far into analyzing this first-round matchup let’s talk about the CBJ’s finish to the season. How they finished...

The Day is HERE!

April 10, 2019 - 11:50 AM ET

The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing a playoff game TONIGHT! While recent history makes this statement more common in Columbus (4 of the past 6 seasons have resulted in post season play) most of us can remember many, many years where there were no playoffs. This is a chance for us as fans to ce...

Jackets Shock Bolts in Game 1

April 11, 2019 - 8:14 AM ET

That was not what anyone expected. After a terrible 20 minutes the Jackets found themselves down 3-0 to the #1 team in the NHL. TBL had not lost after leading by 3 all season. A second period goal by the captain and better play throughout gave hope to the Jacket faithful for the rest of the serie...

Still no Respect

April 12, 2019 - 1:05 PM ET

“We got a little overconfident,” Alex Killorn.* “I actually thought our biggest foe last night was us,” Jon Cooper.* I’m not a huge fan of taking a quote out of context but these are hard quotes to read and ignore as a Jackets fan. Introspection is good, even necessary, but give cred...

Attention Please: The Jackets have a 2-0 series lead!

April 13, 2019 - 9:38 PM ET

For the second time in two seasons the Columbus Blue Jackets have a 2-0 series lead after grabbing 2 wins on the road against a higher seeded opponent. While the two games in WAS could not have been closer (both went to OT), last nights game was not close. Florida and the rest of the hockey world...

Stunned

April 15, 2019 - 8:24 AM ET

In the post-game press conference Jon Cooper is asked “Are you stunned by this?” His answer is a disjointed response that ultimately results in showing how completely stunned he is by the position he finds his team. Here is video, check out his response at 7:40 of this video: His reaction...

Columbus in 4?

April 16, 2019 - 12:02 PM ET

This was an unthinkable statement in a series against the 62-win, Presidents Trophy winning, Stanley Cup favorite Tampa Bay Lightning, that could become the reality Tuesday night in Nationwide Arena. There is one more game to win before Columbus is anointed dragon slayer or Cinderella or any other u...

COLUMBUS IN 4!

April 18, 2019 - 8:18 AM ET

The unthinkable has happened. Not even the few who gave Columbus a chance could have predicted a first-round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. TBL was not only the heavy favorite to win Lord Stanley’s Cup but certain to coast in the first round. Someone forgot to tell the team in Union Blue that...

Last Word on TBL before Round 2

April 19, 2019 - 2:34 PM ET

It was a historic series for many reasons which we have all read about over the past few days. Seems silly to rehash all the different reasons this was a great series, which it was for Columbus. Categorizing it as ‘The Biggest Upset in NHL History’ is hard to do at this point. There are many...

Looking forward Part 1

April 22, 2019 - 5:53 PM ET

This is the sixth day off for the Columbus Blue Jackets. In an attempt to keep the Jackets at the forefront of Columbus’ mind an open-to-the-public practice will be held at Nationwide Arena today. It is also a way to simulate a game atmosphere for the players. #CBJSweepProbs. But, the big que...

Looking Forward-part 2

April 23, 2019 - 6:22 PM ET

I mentioned the open-to-the-public CBJ practice/simulated game yesterday. Attendance numbers show just how excited this city is to be in 2nd Round with 5,200 fans showing up. This was for practice, in the middle of the day on a weekday. Yesterday I took a brief view of TOR if they happen to b...