Category Archives: Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Fans Are NHL’s Most Tormented

Washington. So close yet so far.

Again.

The Presidents Trophy winners were eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs by Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Again.

The Penguins have now eliminated the Capitals from the post season eight times in their 41-year history, going on to win the Stanley Cup in three of those years just to pour a little extra salt on the wound.

Caps fans could be forgiven for feeling like they are cursed this morning. Ralph Russo of the Associated Press even went as far as suggesting they were the most ‘tormented’ fan base in the NHL.

Despite another heart breaking loss on Tuesday, they are not.

That ‘honour’ belongs to Columbus.

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1PS Podcast – Talkin’ Trades

TSN writer and The Hockey PDOcast co-host Travis Yost joins me on the latest One Puck Short Podcast to mull over the Ryan Johansen for Seth Jones trade and the work Blue Jackets’ General Manager Jarmo Kekäläinen has to do moving forward.

We also try to make sense of why Los Angeles would want to acquire Vincent Lecavalier and discuss the Florida Panthers season so far.

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So the Blue Jackets Are Mailing It In Then

After weeks of speculation, Columbus finally parted company with Ryan Johansen, acquiring 21-year old Seth Jones from Nashville in a rare one-for-one swap.

Jones is a fine acquisition, but in parting with their number one centre – and best player – it’s hard not to feel like the Blue Jackets are drawing a line under the 2015/2016 season and looking toward next year already.

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1PS Podcast – Metropolitan Melt Down

Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy (@sean_leahy) joins me on the latest episode of the One Puck Short Podcast to talk about the Pittsburgh Penguins stuttering start to the 2015/16 NHL season.

The Columbus Blue Jackets woes also come under the microscope, as the club struggles with its cap crunch and the ongoing Ryan Johansen saga.

Listen now on Spreaker or YouTube

You can also subscribe to the One Puck Short Podcast on iTunes and find the most recent episodes on SoundCloud.

Want to get in touch? Find me on Twitter @RobMcGregor35 or email onepuckshort@gmail.com

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Season Preview: Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division houses elite stars, awards candidates and has no shortage of goal scorers – but can it produce a Stanley Cup champion?

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Quarter Mile Quandaries

With a quarter of the new NHL season gone, fans and pundits are starting to develop a clearer picture of where all 30 teams are heading this year.

For some, things are far rosier than pre-season predictions may have suggested. For others, the image of Connor McDavid appears ever closer on the horizon.

At this pivotal point of the season, One Puck Short looks at eight of the biggest questions in the NHL today:

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Columbus Hopes Crippled By Injuries

Please spare a thought for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

After narrowly missing the play-offs during the truncated 2012/13 season, the Ohio franchise claimed a wild card spot last spring to extend their season for just the second time in franchise history.

Despite some contract snafus with Ryan Johansen, two seasons worth of improvements created a wave of optimism around the club – the hockey world seemed to be swept up in the idea, or perhaps the hope, that the Columbus Blue Jackets had finally arrived.

But a heap of injuries have severely disrupted the clubs plans this season, and the team currently finds itself in the midst of a 9 game losing streak.

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