Now it all feels official. Welcome to the Blue Jackets, Brandon Saad. Today the Columbus Blue Jackets and Brandon Saad reached an agreement on a six year deal with a reported 6 mil AAV. Saad was a part of a trade that had Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth round […]
Thursday, Alison, Sam, Matt, and Paul chatted about the Blue Jackets and free agency! Then, they talked to Cam (@MoneyPuck_) about the Prospect Cohort Success model system and the NHL Draft! Hear them talk about not being Saad, Troop, injury worries, flashes in the pan, tooting Sam’s horn, burying the lede, the Tweet Machine, Peterborough, […]
Tuesday afternoon the Jackets pulled off a blockbuster trade on the eve of free agency by acquiring restricted free agent Brandon Saad along with two prospects. When we were still in the “refreshing twitter to see if it was real/what we got” phase, I personally hear “prospects” and my brain automatically goes to CHL or European […]
The Blue Jackets biggest talking point has become the offseason is the defense, an area that has received a lot of attention in pretty much all regards. So, let’s break it down. This post will go over how to maximize the Blue Jackets’ defense and the best ways to go about fixing it. Left-Handed Defenders: Ryan […]
Now that the Center and the Left Wing articles are out of the way, we move on to the third forward role of this team: The right wing.
The Columbus Blue Jackets couldn’t create back-to-back playoff appearances, as they fell nine points shy of the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets dug themselves in an early hole after finishing with a 2-9-2 record in November, and despite going 16-4-1 in March and April to close the season, it simply […]
From the entirely unexpected department: the Chicago Blackhawks have traded Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets. That’s the headline, of course, but the deal is much bigger than that. In total, seven players and one draft pick changed hands on the eve of free agency. Columbus doesn’t walk away unscathed, giving up one of […]
Well folks the NHL draft has happened and the Jackets left Florida with a whole blueline worth of defenseman prospects. The Jackets did something odd this year – they drafted multiple players who were passed over in previous drafts so my info on them may be a little limited. Let’s take a look at the […]
Earlier today I posted a piece titled “Taking Inventory: Centers” that took a look at what the Blue Jackets have, how to maximize what they have, and how to maintain it. This piece is an extension to that one, this time about the left wing.
While the Blue Jackets may not have any centers that are consistently regarded as NHL stars or anything like that, they still have one of the best center-corps in the league, and it starts and ends with their depth. There are very few teams who can lose an NHL-caliber center like Letestu in the offseason and […]
The Blue Jackets were busy on Saturday with nine picks throughout the second day of the draft. Let’s take a look at each pick from the second day in action. We’ve curated some video and hockey analysis on the newest Jacket players – our full analysis of all nine picks will be coming later this week […]
Friday night, Sam and Matt recorded live from the Columbus Blue Jackets Draft Party at Nationwide Arena! It was our first podcast recorded outside the studio, and you’ll get to enjoy all the noise and distraction the party brought! We also got to chat with Cleveland’s beloved son, Brett Ireland! And Matt Pfeffer of the CBJ […]
Late in the first round of the Draft, the Blue Jackets ended up making a long awaited trade for what was a surprising pick. The Jackets traded their 34th and 68th picks for the opportunity to take the 29th pick from Toronto. And with that pick, the Jackets promptly selected Swedish behemoth Gabriel Carlsson from […]
It was an eventful pre-draft day for Buffalo and Boston, and rumors ran wild in the lead-up to Arizona’s 3rd overall pick. Columbus was mentioned among teams considering a move up the board. Yet, after the first seven picks passed, nothing had changed and the Blue Jackets were left to pick eighth overall. Their man: […]
Previously I looked things the Blue Jackets should avoid at the draft, today I take a look things to accomplish. Draft a Defencemen at Eight This ties into my last post about not trading up. A very good player will be available at eight. Much like CBJ Prospects in his recent mock, I would take […]