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The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sit at an abysmal 2-11-1 which not only represents the NHL’s fewest point totals, but with 14 games already played, easily represents its worst record. The Blue Jackets have been mercilessly pounded during its last two games, 4-1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs and 9-2 by the Philadelphia Flyers, last night.
Calls to fire the Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson, their head coach Scott Arniel have been mounting, particularly as their payroll is the 5th highest in the NHL, according to Capgeek.com. But the calls to fire team President Mike Priest have been the most prevalent during the last several days and with good reason.
It was Priest who hired Howson after a dizzying 2 ½ month GM search, hiring a former Asst. GM from one of the worst organizations in the NHL since the late 1980s, the Edmonton Oilers. It has only been within the past two years thatEdmontonhas changed their organization direction, with promising early results, that has ...
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I try to make sense of it but still can’t figure out what in tarnation is wrong with this team. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 2-11-1 with five points in 14 games and don’t look to be speeding up. They are putting up the numbers on the ice but not on the scoreboard. The Blue Jacket’s weekly reports:
Columbus leads the NHL in hits with 381 (27.2 per game)… The Blue Jackets...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that former Ranger Fedor Tyutin's six-year contract extension that kicks in next season and runs through 2017-18 at $4.5 million per year will keep the Rangers away from pursuing the Blue Jacket defenseman....the one thing the Rangers could use on the backend is a little more snarl which Tyutin would surely bring. But at $4.5 million...
If Scott Arniel keeps his job beyond Saturday night's 9-2 evisceration of his Columbus Blue Jackets by the Philadelphia Flyers, it's either an act of sadism or the ultimate acknowledgement that sacrificing the coach is a perfunctory act in a hopeless season.
Here's Arniel after the loss to the Flyers, via Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, when asked about his...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Alexandre Giroux to their American Hockey League...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets, stuck with the NHL's worst record, are leaning more on their young...
Saturday, November 5, 2011
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Tonight was supposed to mark Jeff Carter's first game back in Philadelphia, but instead the winger will miss a ninth straight tilt as his Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
Scott Arniel has officially entered the Milton Waddams phase of his coaching demise, saying things like "I'll keep showing up here until somebody tells me I'm not supposed to" and worrying about the well-being of his red Swingline stapler.
And yet, GM Scott Howson and president Mike Priest have moved him down to the boiler room rather than out the door ...
Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel is putting the days between now and Thursday to full use.
Today was the third day in a row of refreshing the systems and playing in all three...