1. Blue Jackets-Sharks: Goalie Steve Mason Outstanding for Columbus

    Game Three of the Claude Noel interim regime—in French, les trois Noel (the third Noel)—took place Wednesday against the vaunted San Jose Sharks, who have the most lethal No. 1 line in the league in Thorton, Heatley, and Marleau...

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  2. Columbus Blue Jackets Vs. Buffalo Sabres Game Recap

    Game two of the Claude Noel interim regime took place against the Buffalo Sabres, before a capacity crowd at Nationwide Arena, in large part due to the massive Buffalo contingent in attendance...

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  3. Interim Coach: The Edict

    Claude Noel was named the interim coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, immediately after the firing of Ken Hitchcock. Noel was a successful coach at every level of the minor leagues, and although ...

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  4. Power Rankings: Week Ending February 5, 2010

    With the impending Winter Olympic break, three teams in particular—the Washington Capitals, the LA Kings and the Ottawa Senators—have made a statement to the rest of the league, as they have combined to win 31 consecutive games between them...

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  5. Ken Hitchcock Has Been Fired: The Aftermath

    As many Columbus Blue Jacket fans have already heard, Ken Hitchcock was fired today. A few weeks ago, I'd written a few articles about Hitchcock's record, post-lockout vs. pre-lockout, and the results were stark...

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  6. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending January 29, 2010

    With the Winter Olympic break coming up in just over two weeks, two teams in particular are staking their claim as the dominant powers in the NHL. Here are the power rankings for the week ending January 29, 2010: 1...

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  7. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending Jan. 22, 2010

    With so many of the teams, particularly at the top of the NHL point totals, struggling through brutal road swings, not to mention the compressed (pre-Olympic) schedule, this week's Power Rankings truly separate the stout from the struggling...

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  8. Power Rankings: Week Ending January 22, 2010

    With so many of the teams, particularly at the top of the NHL point totals, struggling through brutal road swings, not to mention the compressed (Pre-Olympic) schedule, this week's Power Rankings truly separate the stout from the struggling...

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  9. Stay or Go: The Ken Hitchcock Quandary

    The Columbus Blue Jackets are mired in a slump that, by most team's accounts or legacies, would be unprecedented; however, for this organization, it's been seen, before, again and again, in their nine-year existence...

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  10. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhaws: Postgame Analysis

    Well, it's been a while since I've done a postgame recap. It could've been something about the Blue Jackets losing 20 of 23 games that affected my motivation to write. Well, write anything that's fit for family hour...

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  11. Game Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets Vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    Will we see a change in fortunes, now that the CBJ (Columbus Blue Jackets) are back in their "friendly confines", against the 'Hawks' (Chicago Blackhawks)? After all, the 'Hawks are a team embarking ...

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  12. Power Rankings: Week Ending January 15, 2010

    Here are the power rankings for the week ending January 15, 2010: 1. Chicago: They blew a four-goal lead last week, and followed it up with another loss, their first multi-loss game since November...

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  13. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending Jan. 8, 2010

    I hope all of you are digging yourselves out of the severe winter weather. Don't feel too bad—those who occupy the bottom of the power rankings have even more to dig out, from. With that, here are the power rankings for the week ending Jan...

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  14. Trade Analysis: Unfinished Business

    I know this is a little late – I was out of town, visiting my relatives - as Kurt Cobain once said, “All apologies” – but, here’s my analysis on the trade the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ) made, earlier this week...

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  15. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year to all! Big day, tomorrow, with the NHL's Winter Classic game between Boston and Philadelphia. With that, here are the power rankings for the week ending January 1, 2010: 1...

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  16. Is Ken Hitchcock the Right Fit for Columbus Blue Jackets?

    As I've mentioned, before, I have been a huge Ken Hitchcock fan. I used to have a vanity license plate, which referred to him. I also remember what the Columbus Blue Jackets were, before Hitch arrived...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about almost 5 years ago 309 reads 3 comments

  17. Power Rankings: Week Ending December 25, 2009

    So sorry for not providing the power rankings, earlier this week—something about a big holiday, going on. With that, here are the power rankings for the week ending December 25: 1...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about almost 5 years ago 121 reads 2 comments

  18. Blue Jackets-Avalanche: Pregame Analysis

    As mentioned in my last article, there's nothing tougher than to write about a team who's playing absolutely terrible; however, as a favor to a friend, who does this for his site (something about ...

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  19. Power Rankings: Week Ending Dec. 18, 2009

    Sure, it's getting to look a lot like XMAS, but it's also getting to look like it's separating "pretenders from contenders" time. With that, here are the power rankings for the week ending Dec...

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  20. Dear Columbus Blue Jackets

    The greatest challenge, in trying to create content in writing about a particular team—in this case, the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ)—is trying to write when the team is playing lousy...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about 5 years ago 204 reads 6 comments

  21. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending December 11, 2009

    Well, I guess I didn't offend too many folks, with my first ever power rankings. Then again, smarter readers, who know my level of hockey knowledge, probably scoffed and did the smart thing: they chose to omit reading it...

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  22. Blue Jackets-Panthers: Game Recap

    Well, the CBJ finally, for one night, anyway, got back in the win column. Granted, this game was a cure for insomnia, but, as they say, a win is a win, and this fragile team sorely needed one...

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  23. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending Dec. 5, 2009

    This is my maiden voyage into doing power rankings—so be gentle, please. I thought, seeing as I’m woefully at the Mendoza line (...

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  24. Pre-Game Analysis: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

    Well, darn it if I didn't almost nail it the other night. I just had the order wrong in the prediction. I predicted the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ) would win, 4-3, in the shootout...

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  25. Post-Game Analysis: Blue Jackets Vs. Blackhawks

    Well, I almost nailed the pre-game prediction. Yes, I had the order of teams mixed up, but it certainly was a lot closer than my first ever pre-game guess. Props to me for guessing the final score, anyway...

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