Using dCorsi to Predict Next Year’s Lineup

First off I would like to share a recent post on Pension Plan Puppets from Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) explaining dCorsi: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2014/7/21/5663440/dcorsi-introduction-what-is-dcorsi-how-do-you-use-dcorsi I really enjoyed reading about this further as I often see him discuss and compare players using this on Twitter and only had a passing knowledge based...
Via BS Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Don’t Expect Much More from Nathan Horton

The much ballyhooed signing of Nathan Horton is a proud moment among new fans and old. A player who has a Stanley Cup on his resume decided to come to the capital city to play hockey for the Blue Jackets. I myself was excited at the time of the signing, I believed wholeheartedly that Horton brought a sense of legitimacy to the team that hadn’t been seen since James Wisniewski joined...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 CBJ Season Review: Ryan Murray

Between a breakout season from Ryan Johansen, another dominating year for Bob, and an underrated top tier performance from James Wisniewski, there’s no shortage of great stories to share from last season’s Blue Jackets team. One of my favorite things was the emergence and growth of Ryan Murray. During many games, the #CBJ feed on Twitter would just heap praise at the rookie d...
Via BS Hockey
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

James Wisniewski and the Big Mistake – Season Review

The writers here have been producing player reviews for the team since the offseason began in Columbus. I decided I would take James Wisniewski because I still have a bit of a gripe over all the people saying that Jack Johnson is the better player. I suppose that number is beginning to dwindle, but they’re still out there. Also, Wisniewski was the best defenseman on the team last...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Finals Week: Grading the Blue Jackets Defensemen

The Blue Jackets are coming off of their most successful season in franchise history. It was truly a great thing to be apart of, and personally, I would like to thank the front office for icing such an exciting team. Now that the excitement has died down and the energy has left the building, it’s time to begin preparation for the next season. It’s a difficult task to be competitive...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski fulfilling his commitment to Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets are headed to the NHL playoffs for the second time in franchise history. It's a far rosier picture than just a few years ago when the team was struggling for wins and respect around the league and the city. But in July 2011, a prominent player chose to bet on Columbus and signed as a free agent -- defenseman James Wisniewski. And he's making an impact...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisniewski thinks playoff push has Blue Jackets battle ready for postseason

Surely, you will understand if your average, neighborhood Columbus Blue Jackets fan has a little more spring in the step and a broader smile today. Think Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show." You remember the scene, where he greets the little girl with a huge grin and a hearty "Good morning," then adds, "Oh, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 3 (OT): Johansen turns pass into winner

When Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski gathered the puck and looked up the ice, he saw rookie Boone Jenner ahead to his right and, in the corner of his left eye, a blue blur going through the neutral zone. “I let the pass go first, and then I realized it was Joey,” Wisniewski said. “And when I saw that, I was like, ‘OK, this is going to be good.’ I mean, if you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for the Blue...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Plus/Minus: Wisniewski's big night in Philly

Image courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On a night where each team faced a former goaltender of the club, it was Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets who had the last laugh, as Bob stopped 37 shots in a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. In a game that only produced a pair of goals, how much were the goals due to the Blue Jackets’ ability...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets end skid, double up Red Wings 4-2

Some of Columbus' most fascinating and meaningful games this season included a goalie change. Some were emotional roller coasters, some were humangous, and a few were just plain fun. Tonight was very much a roller coaster, and not just for the lucky season ticket holders who won yearlong passes to Cedar Point. It started like most coasters do, with a rapid rise to the top ...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisniewski says Blue Jackets have to find their rhythm now

"I hope so. We don't have time to keep trying to get the rust off." That was James Wisniewski, responding the day after the Columbus Blue Jackets suffered a resounding defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Devils Thursday, in the first game back for both teams after the Olympic break. He's absolutely right. There is no time to try to keep shaking the rust off after...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacket Backers channel passion for hockey and Columbus

Fan groups are meant to promote a love of their team, but who would have thought that the official Blue Jackets booster club, the Jacket Backers, would lead to true love off the ice as well? "I met my now wife on the message board that spawned the Jacket Backers - two of my groomsmen, including my best man, were part of the group," said Ben Berry, the second elected President...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend showed Blue Jackets can win more than one way

The 2014 calendar year is turning into a good one for the Blue Jackets. They have only lost one game since the new year began, going 7-1-0. They have been steadily climbing the standings, to the point where they hold fourth place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 24-20-4 (52 points), just three points out from a guaranteed playoff seed after 48 games.   In the Eastern...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Activates Gaborik And Wisniewski

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Marian Gaborik and defenseman James Wisniewski off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  Both players are expected to return to action when Columbus hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at Nationwide Arena. 
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets call up Smith, put Wisniewski on injured list

The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Jeremy Smith to the roster on emergency recall from their Springfield, Mass., affiliate in the American Hockey League. The club also announced that goaltender Curtis McElhinney, who left Thursday's 4-2 win at the New York Rangers after the first period, is day-to-day due to a lower body injury and defenseman James Wisniewski has...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets beat Devils

Patience is a virtue in hockey, too. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots and flu-weakened James Wisniewski had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Nothing much happened in the first 26 minutes of play, but the Blue Jackets adhered to their game plan and in the end it paid huge dividends...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

CBJ beat Devils 4-1 behind Bobrovsky's 24 saves

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots and James Wisniewski had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Devils to 0-5-2 on the road and 1-5-3 on the season. Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist and Cam Atkinson and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Blue Jackets who won...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

CBJ beat Devils 4-1 behind Bobrovsky's 24 saves

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots and James Wisniewski had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Devils to 0-5-2 on the road and 1-5-3 on the season. Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, and Cam Atkinson and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Blue Jackets, who...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Remember Their Past While Looking At The Future

from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch, Richards hasn’t ignored last season, nor the season before, when the Jackets finished 30th overall. Neither should be disregarded, he said, because there is knowledge to be gleaned from the good and the bad. “You can’t just sweep it under the rug like it didn’t happen because you have to learn from it,” Richards said...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Morning Line

Midway through training camp, there is a pervasive feeling that the Jackets have been afforded a fresher start than they have had in some time. Two years ago, James Wisniewski was slapped with a hefty suspension and the Jackets fell on their face when the gate opened. Last year, there was a lockout, followed by a front-office purge. Then came the surprise stretch run to the truncated...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN Experts Rank The Top 50 Defensemen

To get ready for the 2013-14 season, we are ranking the best players in the NHL by position. We asked the "experts" to rank each player on a scale of 1 to 10 based on his current quality of play....   47 Sergei Gonchar Dallas Stars | Age: 39 | Experience: 18 years   6.00 ...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The CHL May Ban European Goalies

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, If the Canadian Hockey League bans European goalies, it will mark a reversal in its treatment of visiting talent. A few years ago, James Wisniewski of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers was suspended five games after he called Slovakian Stefan Ruzicka a “Euro” and received a gross misconduct penalty from a sharp-eared linesman. Now...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

It's deja vu all over again for the Columbus Blue Jackets

Today marks the biggest game of the year for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Again. But this dj vu is quite acceptable. Its definitely not Phil Connors (Bill Murrays) Groundhog Day dj vu, with Sonny and Cher still blurting Ive Got You, Babe after the radio has been smashed beyond recognition. Games like tonights mammoth matchup with the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena are exactly...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprising Blue Jackets are still in playoff hunt

James Wisniewski has learned a simple yet valuable lesson in his eight NHL seasons with five different teams. ''Winning is hard. People don't realize that,'' he said. ''Losing's easy.'' That's why he wants his current team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, to extend their season. They've suddenly discovered how to win. And when you'...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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