Welcome to our Columbus Blue Jackets monthly mailbag. Once a month (or more, if warranted), Blue Jackets writers Kristyn Repke and Mark Scheig will answer both fan questions and questions from each other about the team or anything else. This month, they analyze the trade deadline, discuss upcoming roster decisions and provide playoff predictions. Joonas Korpisalo Question:
We are now under a week until the NHL trade deadline. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s a time of trying to figure out how to best use this time. Do they buy? Do they sell? Can they do both? We are here to try to piece this puzzle together for you. This isn’t an
Jack Johnson asked to be traded a month ago and although a deal has yet to transpire, he should get his wish ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. As a pending unrestricted free agent, it seems inevitable that the Columbus Blue Jackets will move Johnson somewhere, anywhere, within the next couple weeks. Jarmo Kekalainen
I want to preface this by saying we’ve all made bad takes. Whether it’s going after a particular player in the trade market, signing a free agent or line combinations, we’ve all said something outlandish. Last night we might’ve heard one of the more incredible trade suggestions of the season — maybe of the decade.
In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at a couple veteran defensemen who are likely gone from their current organizations as well as an organization who might move a number of players. Paul Martin on the Move A number of insiders who follow the San Jose Sharks have relayed details on the status of defenseman Paul
In this edition of Columbus Blue Jackets unzipped, we ask what most fans have in their heads. Is it time to panic about the state of the Blue Jackets? After completing a third period comeback Tuesday night in Dallas, the Blue Jackets traveled to Denver in the hopes of starting a winning streak. Instead they left
Welcome back to our Blue Jackets offseason roundtable. In Part 1, we talked expansion draft and entry draft. Now we shift our focus to potential moves the team could make. Our Blue Jackets writers (Kenyon, Jeff, Dan and myself) return with answers to those questions and more. Let’s jump right in. Salary Cap Troubles? Question