1. NHL: Is It Too Early for the Blue Jackets to Press the Panic Button?

    Coming off of another disappointing season, their second season of not making the Stanley Cup playoffs after making it for the first time in their history in the 2008-09 season, ...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about almost 3 years ago 278 reads 6 comments

  2. 2011-2012 NHL Eastern Conference Forecast

    This is the second year in which I’ve offered predictions as to how the Eastern Conference will sort out...

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  3. NHL Western Conference Predictions: 2011-2012 Season

    This is the third year in which I’ve offered predictions as to how the Western Conference will sort out...

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  4. Columbus Blue Jackets: How They Made a Major Statement in the Offseason

    In my most recent article , I expressed the belief that a trade for Jeff Carter could be the very move that could save a franchise...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about 3 years ago 319 reads 1 comments

  5. Columbus Blue Jackets: Could a Trade for Jeff Carter Save the Organization?

    The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson has been in long-term discussions with Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren since this past January...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 866 reads 9 comments

  6. Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

    We've now arrived to the NHL Stanley Cup finals, pitting the consensus "it" team in the Vancouver Canucks against the Boston Bruins, an Original Six team...

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  7. Columbus Blue Jackets: How They Should Make a Major Overhaul

    In my previous article, I expressed my skepticism over whether a much-needed overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets would take place: http://bleacherreport...

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  8. Columbus Blue Jackets: Appeasing the Fans, or an Appetite for Reconstruction?

    John P. McConnell, the Columbus Blue Jackets majority team owner, spoke to the media last week: http://www.bluejacketsxtra.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/03/31/jackets-owner-looks-for-answers...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 370 reads 7 comments

  9. Columbus Blue Jackets: 7 Reasons They Missed the NHL Playoffs

    The Columbus Blue Jackets sit in 12th in the Western Conference standings with 77 total points, which places them 10 points out of the eighth and final playoff spot with seven games to play...

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  10. Columbus Blue Jackets: the Improbable Quest for the Playoffs

    Just when it appeared that the Columbus Blue Jackets were playing themselves out of any playoff possibilities and into another NHL lottery countdown, the Blue Jackets reeled off an impressive 11-3-3 streak...

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  11. Columbus Blue Jackets: 3rd Quarter Team Assessment

    During the past two seasons, I assessed how the Columbus Blue Jackets performed as a team at the first quarter of the season...

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  12. Columbus Blue Jackets: Is the Recent Great Play a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

    Just when it appeared that the Blue Jackets were headed for a repeat of their late-November-late-January swoon—a 6-14-3 run which was eerily similar to their 3-14-7 debacle ...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 286 reads 0 comments

  13. NHL Trade Deadline 2011: Top 25 Most Tradable Players

    The NHL's trade deadline is just two weeks away (February 28, 3 P.M. EST). There have already been four intriguing trades to date: Mike Fisher to the Nashville Predators for Nashville's ...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 6,552 reads 7 comments

  14. Columbus Blue Jackets: Is a Major Trade Brewing?

    Trade discussions around the NHL are heating up as teams move closer declaring themselves as “buyers” or “sellers...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 1,523 reads 9 comments

  15. NHL Trade Rumors: What Each Team Would Do to Get Jarome Iginla Out of Calgary

    When asked, Calgary Flames General Manager (GM) Jay Feaster has repeatedly asserted that Flames captain Jarome Iginla will not be traded at the NHL's trade deadline...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 3,121 reads 10 comments

  16. National Hockey League (NHL): An Eastern Conference Mid-Season Assessment

    Early in the season, I provided my predictions as to how I believed the Eastern Conference would pan out...

    Ed Cmar Written by Ed Cmar about over 3 years ago 232 reads 2 comments

  17. Fearless NHL Western Conference Predictions: A Midseason Assessment

    Early in the season, I provided my predictions as to how I believed the Western Conference would pan out. A smart person would have simply chosen not to follow up to determine how accurate their predictions were...

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  18. Columbus Blue Jackets: Opportunity Lost

    Given the Columbus Blue Jackets ignominious descent toward the bottom of the Western Conference rankings—the sad reality of a recent 6-14-3 free-fall, the second in as many ...

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  19. Columbus Blue Jackets: Why Rick Nash Doesn't Draw More Penalties

    After Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash was once again mauled, held, and received several opponent’s high-sticks towards the end of a game against the Los Angeles Kings , his head coach, Scott Arniel, could no longer sit idly by...

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  20. Columbus Blue Jackets: Second Quarter Team Assessment

    Earlier in the season, I provided a first quarter assessment of the Columbus Blue Jackets. That was quite an easy task as the Blue Jackets stormed out of the gate to a franchise-best 14-6-0 record...

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  21. Columbus Blue Jackets: Patience Is Wearing Thin

    The Columbus Blue Jackets are in full-blown “December Swoon” mode, having gone 3-9-3 since their historic 14-6-0 start...

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  22. Columbus Blue Jackets: How To Stop the Bleeding

    During the 2009-2010 regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets opened the season with a franchise-best record of 12-6-2...

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  23. The Filatov Fiasco: Part Two: Now What?

    Towards the beginning of the 2009-10 season, I wrote an article which assessed Nikita Filatov's departure from the Columbus Blue Jackets only 19 games into the season: While ...

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  24. Steve Mason: Is It Time To Pull The Plug?

    At the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, I wrote an article which asked whether Steve Mason's contract extension, particularly coming off of a horrid season—known also as the sophomore jinx—was good or bad: http://bleacherreport...

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  25. NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending Dec. 10, 2010

    Now that we're into the month of December, we can now see which teams are legitimate Stanley Cup playoff contenders and which teams have begun their descent towards the NHL draft lottery...

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