When the team at Buckeye State Hockey took on this player by player review project, two defensemen that immediately garnered my interest were Dalton Prout and Fedor Tyutin. First of all, finding accurate ways to track the impact of defensemen is something that I believe still eludes us. Second, throughout the Jackets season, the pairing […]
Now that Cannonfest has come and gone, it is time to gear up for the hockey season. I know that you need to shake some of the cob webs off; luckily, we are here to answer any question you have about the upcoming season in our (soon to be weekly) mailbag. Get ready!
Another CannonFest has come and gone, for those of you who either weren’t able to attend or just want to review the good time that everyone had at Dick’s Last Resort, here are some photos from the day that include attendees, emcees, guests of honor and some live podcasting!
Like defense partner Ryan Murray, Jones’ season is best looked at split in two. Unlike Murray, that split was between two different teams. If you are reading a review of Seth Jones in mid-August, it’s fairly safe to assume you know all about his mid-season arrival in a trade for Ryan Johansen. The split between […]
Cannonfest is just a few short days away – it’s a time to celebrate all parts of Blue Jackets fandom, and that includes the Cleveland Monsters.
Alexander Wennberg is the final remaining player selected by Columbus in the first round of the 2013 Draft, and after seeing Marko Dano and Kerby Rychel traded away, it seems as though the Blue Jackets have put all their eggs in Wennberg’s basket. Let’s look at how Wennberg secured his place on the team and […]
It’s only August but scouting season for the 2017 draft is well underway. The Ivan Hlinka tournament finished up this weekend and the weekend prior we had the World Junior Summer Showcase. Teams from Finland, Sweden, USA and Canada met in Plymouth Michigan for a mini tournament in preparation for the World Juniors in December. […]
Being forgotten isn’t the worst thing in the world, you can go about your business and pleasantly surprise people along the way. Cody Goloubef seems to always be the odd man out when discussions are had about the Blue Jackets defensemen. He is solid as they come and can contribute offensively when given the chance. […]
At this point most people know what Jack Johnson is and what he can bring to a hockey team. Depending on who you talk to, those expectations may vary. For example, the stats community will tell you that Johnson is the worst defenseman in the NHL , while some in the NHL believe he is worthy […]
Wednesday evening, Sam and Matt gathered to start the ol’ podcast again. They even got to chat with the great Mike Fail of Flames Nation, learning about Calgary and great visual media. Hear them talk about the MvsW bump, (not) business time, the Cleveland-ness, since you’ve been gone, whatever autocorrect told me, when you kinda […]
This week, as part of Puck Daddy’s “Summer Series,” the group here at Buckeye State Hockey was honored to present the top five “weird” things from the franchise history. (You should read it – we worked hard, it’s right HERE. Go ahead, click it…we’ll wait.) But posts like these can take some time. And your […]
Hello, all. Time for a rage filled post from your friendly neighborhood prospect geek. Those of you that are long time followers know that along with prospects, the thing I probably know the most about are hockey jerseys or sweaters (owning 130 of them helps…ok ok 129 but the last one’s ordered). When I heard on […]
Dalton Prout first entered the Blue Jackets consciousness on the strength of plus/minus, earning him undeserved (semi-official) praise thanks to a seriously flawed premise in the 2012-13 season (CBJ Rookie of the Year according to one Fox Sports Ohio contributor). A more interesting (and largely ignored) angle is Prout’s evolution from a very bad defenseman to […]
Ryan Murray’s season was a tale of two halves: pre-Seth Jones and post-Seth Jones. Before we dive into that however, let’s take a look at Murray’s season as a whole.
The 2014-15 season seemed a much happier time in the world of David Savard. The defenseman hit a career high in points and goals, played all 82 games, and was second among Blue Jackets skaters in total time on ice (and time on ice per game). Savard’s reward was a big contract extension with Columbus. […]