COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 5:  Fedor Tyutin #51 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates after the puck during the game against the Minnesota Wild on January 5, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

2015-16 Blue Jackets Season in Review: Fedor Tyutin

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 […]

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Buckeye State Hockey Mailbag: Post-Cannonfest Edition

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!

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Cannonfest 2016 in photos

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!

Sonny Milano #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates in his first NHL game against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 31, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Blkue Jackets 4-3.

2015-16 Blue Jackets Season in Review: Seth Jones

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 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 16:  Alexander Wennberg #41 of the Columbus Blue Jackets beats Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins on a penalty shot during the first period on February 16, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

2015-2016 Blue Jackets Season In Review: Alexander Wennberg

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 […]

KELOWNA, CANADA - NOVEMBER 20: Andrew Koep #15 of Edmonton Oil Kings checks Cal Foote #25 of Kelowna Rockets during second period on November 20, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

An Early Look at the 2017 Draft

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. […]

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 27:  Cody Goloubef #29 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 27, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2015-16 Blue Jackets Season in Review: Cody Goloubef

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. […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 28:  Curtis Lazar #27 of the Ottawa Senators and Jack Johnson #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for control of the puck during the first period on October 28, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

2015-16 Blue Jackets Season in Review: Jack Johnson

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 […]


Union Blue Radio Episode 60: Johnny Carson is Back

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 […]

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The OTHER Weird Columbus Blue Jackets Things

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 […]

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RIP Lake Erie Monsters

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 […]


2015-16 Blue Jackets Season in Review: Dalton Prout

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 […]

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2015-16 Blue Jackets Season in Review: David Savard

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. […]