Found January 26, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The annual break for the NHL All-Star Game is supposed to be a happy, restful time for the league and its fans. Not so in Columbus, where the one-week gap between games seems only to extend the misery of a sad, lost campaign. Losing is not new to the Blue Jackets, but across the timeline of nine coaches, 10 non-playoff seasons and one brief playoff berth, this can be said without reservation: The Blue Jackets – with 13 wins in 49 games, resting nine points out of 29th place and 32 points out of fourth in the Central Division – have never been worse than they are today. What’s more unappealing in sports than a club with a bloated payroll and the worst record in the league? What’s more disheartening for fans than a club that opened the season with such high expectations only to fizzle quickly into the worst season in franchise history? What could be more maddening for onlookers than to see a collection of players perform so far below their abil...

‘Occupy’ Movement Has Carried Over To Columbus Blue Jackets Fans

It is said that if you push a person so far, they will eventually push back – that believe has now become reality for Columbus Blue Jackets fans. The Blue Jackets easily occupy the 30th position in the National Hockey League (NHL), posting a horrid record of 13-30-6.  Were the Blue Jackets a rebuilding team with a limited team payroll that would be understandable.  However,...

Can Richards keep Blue Jackets' attention?

It's a sad state of affairs in Columbus. The Blue Jackets' season was pretty much over at the All-Star break, and interim coach Todd Richards already was worried about keeping the players engaged and interested. "What I'm interested in seeing is if we are going to show up," Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards said before Tuesday's game vs. Tampa Bay...

Is Jeff Carter back on the trade market?

Today both Darren Dreger of ESPN and Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer broke the story that the team is actively shopping 27 year-old center Jeff Carter with the hopes of yet again rebuilding for the future. Columbus dealt tremendous future assets […]

If Blue Jackets trade Jeff Carter, shouldn’t management follow him out of Columbus?

According to Columbus Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline, two significant pieces of news emerged from last week's meeting of the Columbus Blue Jackets' owners. The first is that Jeff Carter is on the trading block seven months after he was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers. The second is that the men who made that trade — team president Mike Priest and GM Scott Howson...

Report- 2013 All-Star Game In Columbus

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, One source told The Dispatch last night (Friday) that the Blue Jackets – in the midst of the worst season in franchise history, and in dire need of good news – were informed yesterday by the league that they would be the host city next season. The game is one of the NHL’s marquee events and would be, possibly, one of the most significant...

WinterHawks Swept In Spokane; Ross, Gabriel Ejected On Sunday

The WinterHawks have relied all season on their offensive prowess to carry the team.  Last weekend in Spokane, both their defense and their offense were simply offensive.  The Spokane Chiefs swept the Hawks over the weekend, winning Saturday 5-2, and finishing on Sunday 6-1.  With the losses, the WinterHawks failed to capitalize on Tri-City’s losses to Spokane on Friday and...

Should the Preds Target Jeff Carter?

Photo Courtesy Yahoo Sports In between the first and second period of last night’s Montreal\Detroit blowout, Darren Dreger of TSN dropped a bombshell:  “Jeff Carter is 100 percent available.” While there’s been some idle speculation for a while now, this was the first definitive statement anyone had made on the matter.  Prior to this point, we know Carter was unhappy to...

A Message from Majority Owner John P. McConnell

To Columbus Blue Jackets Fans, My father held a longstanding belief that a major league sports franchise would prove an important catalyst in the growth and development of Columbus. After more than 30 years of effort, the opportunity to make his...

Sick Of Losing

With their perennial doormat team on the way to its worst season, Blue Jackets fans will protest this weekend in Columbus. Stu Hackel looks at the small, but passionate movement.
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