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Three Candidates for the Blue Jackets’ Fourth Overall Pick in the 2024 NHL Draft

Earlier this week, the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery was held, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are getting the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft. The San Jose Sharks were drawn for the first pick, and the Chicago Blackhawks received the second pick. The other 14 teams were ordered inversely from where their 2023-24 season […]

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Boone Jenner celebrates his 2nd NHL hat-trick

Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Player Grades: Boone Jenner

This is part four of the Columbus Blue Jackets Season Grades series. Previously, Johnny Gaudreau, Zach Werenski, and Kirill Marchenko were graded. This time it’s Captain Boone Jenner‘s turn. In the Johnny Gaudreau article, I detailed all of the criteria for the grades, but here’s a refresher: To address a question from the last article, […]

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Adam Fantilli after being selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2023 Draft

The 2024 Draft Lottery: What Blue Jackets Fans Need to Know

The season has ended and playoffs are underway which means the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery is just around the corner. The lottery will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM EDT in Secaucus, New Jersey where the NHL Network’s studio is. Here are the odds of the five teams who finished at the […]

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Luca Del Bel Belluz scoring his first goal in his first shift of his first NHL game

Columbus Blue Jacket’s Season Finale

It was an action-packed night for this season’s final game for the Blue Jackets at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. Luca Del Belluz and Gavin Brindley both made their NHL debuts. Longtime play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer called his last game after 20 years of calling games for the Jackets. Zach Werenski tied the Blue Jackets […]

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Blue Jackets Scuffle With Islanders

Illness and Injuries, The Blue Jackets Can’t Catch A Break

The Columbus Blue Jackets made their sixth emergency recall in a week due to injuries on Friday, April 5. Have been assigned back to the Cleveland Monsters after their emergency loans. Have recently been added to the Blue Jackets roster on emergency recall. Brendan Gaunce F was added to the roster after his emergency recall. […]

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An Email Interview with Nick Bowins of Working in Hockey

About four months ago, I did a great email interview with Nick Bowins of Hockey Collective. I am proud to bring Nick back to talk with us about a new hockey-related venture he started called Working in Hockey. If you are serious about finding a career in hockey, this new outlet might be the perfect […]

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Blue Jackets Johnny Gaudreau, Boone Jenner, and Erik Gudbranson

Columbus Blue Jackets Win Two In A Row Despite Depleted Roster

The Blue Jackets have just won two home games on Saturday, March 31, against the Pittsburgh Penguins and on Monday, April 1, against the Colorado Avalanche. The 2023-24 season is nearing an end, and many of the usual rostered players have been out of the lineup due to injury or other matters. As of their […]

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Johnny Gaudreau races down the ice towards the Buffalo Sabres goal.

Blue Jackets Showing Frustration Near End of Season, Look To Finish Strong

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the tail end of their season and it seems nothing is going their way. They lost their sixth consecutive game and are sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division. The Jackets were also mathematically eliminated from playoff contention earlier this week. In a recent loss, some players showed […]

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When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Named Hobey Baker Finalist

Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Named Hobey Baker Finalist

Carolina Hurricanes prospect named hobey baker finalist

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