How The Decision To Postpone Blue Jackets-Stars Was Made

When Rich Peverley collapsed, everyone—from the players who immediately summoned help, to the medical staff who treated him, to the officials who decided to postpone the game, to the league and in-arena personnel who kept fans informed—did their jobs perfectly and kept a scare from becoming a tragedy. » 3/11/14 9:14am 3/11/14 9:14am

Kari Lehtonen Made The Best Save Of This Young NHL Season

It shouldn't have come to this. Dallas's Kari Lehtonen should never have had to make this spinning, behind-the-back swipe that kept the Stars-Blue Jackets game scoreless. Even screened by Nick Foligno, Lehtonen will probably be the first to tell you he should have gloved the puck, or knocked it down, instead of… » 1/29/13 10:35am 1/29/13 10:35am

Columbus Blue Jackets Fans Gathered At a Bar For An Xbox Simulation…

Life sucks when your favorite sport is locked out. If Gary Bettman was putting on hockey games instead of spit-shining what's left of his public image, the Columbus Blue Jackets would have played the Vancouver Canucks last night. Instead, solitude and desolation for hockey fans in Ohio. » 10/20/12 9:45am 10/20/12 9:45am

ESPN Finally Covered The NHL, Thanks To The Olympics

These are dark days for ESPN, with NBC stealing the nation's collective sports eyes and talent evacuating Bristol like a Chris Berman barbecue dinner. Desperate to reclaim public attention, the WWL is going after that untapped market of Columbus Blue Jackets fans, albeit in a strange way. By randomly popping up… » 7/31/12 9:00am 7/31/12 9:00am

Rick Nash Is A Ranger, But Columbus Fans Shouldn't Kill Themselves Over …

On trade deadline day, Columbus's demands for Rick Nash were reportedly Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh OR Michael Del Zotto, Derek Stepan OR Carl Hagelin, and a first-round draft pick. Well, Nash is officially a Ranger today, and Scott Howson did manage to get two of the items on his wish list—the two… » 7/23/12 3:55pm 7/23/12 3:55pm

The Blue Jackets Turned Down The Islanders' Entire Draft For Their No.…

The Blue Jackets, despite the worst record in the NHL, missed out on the first overall pick (It was very sad) and can't miss winger Nail Yakupov. But there was a silver lining at No. 2: can't miss defenseman Ryan Murray. People love Ryan Murray, and think he might be NHL-ready now. If you're going to rebuild, you could … » 6/25/12 12:35pm 6/25/12 12:35pm

Small Child Attempts To Fight Professional Hockey Player

The Chicago Blackhawks were in the middle of skating out the final 15 minutes of a 6-1 thumping of the Columbus Blue Jackets when one of the most absurd-looking fights ever broke out. You may have thought it was a child playfully climbing on an adult, but it was actually two professional hockey players fighting. Or,… » 2/18/12 4:40pm 2/18/12 4:40pm

The L.A. Kings' Explanation For Last Night's Clock Discrepancy Is…

The Los Angeles Kings' explanation (via GM Dean Lombardi) for last night's clock disaster that gave them a win over Columbus is ludicrous for two reasons. The first, and again quoting Lombardi in the Los Angeles Times: » 2/02/12 8:03pm 2/02/12 8:03pm

Science! Explains Why The Clock Stopped In The Kings Game

Everyone agrees that the Staples Center clock stopped in the dwindling seconds, giving the Kings just enough time to score the game-winner over the poor Blue Jackets, who never win anything. What's still a matter of debate is whether the clock was right to do so, possibly adjusting itself to make up for an earlier… » 2/02/12 6:05pm 2/02/12 6:05pm

Columbus Blue Jackets Owner Apologizes To Fans For Having A Terrible…

If you've ever been curious about what it's like when a never-proud franchise writes to its fans, today is your lucky day. John P. McConnell, owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets, used his spare time (thanks to the All-Star Break) to contact Columbus fans, offering a State of the Team of sorts. McConnell just wanted… » 1/28/12 4:15pm 1/28/12 4:15pm

Alex Ovechkin Accused Of Spitting In Opponent's Face

A little run-in between Ovechkin and Blue Jackets winger/agitator Derek Dorsett on Saturday went mostly unnoticed: Dorsett ran Ovechkin, Ovechkin got in his face, the two received matching minors, then everybody went home to celebrate New Year's Eve. But now Dorsett is accusing Ovechkin of spitting on him during the… » 1/04/12 10:20am 1/04/12 10:20am