1. It Get's Tricky With Niki

    The Jackets are riding high right now. They have matched their best start in franchise history (2003-2004) going 3-1 in their first four games. Back in those days the Jackets were pretending as they dropped their next six games...

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  2. Pre-game thoughts: Norrena in nets as Jackets try to rebound

    The latest word from Puck-rakers is that Pascal Leclaire is out with yet another injury for a minimum of three games. That means its Freddy Norrena between the pipes tonight with Dan LaCosta as the backup...

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  3. Russell down a good thing

    It was good to get an explanation on why Russell was sent down this morning - from the 'patch:"He was good with (the demotion)," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He wants to play. He knows he needs to play...

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  4. Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio State, and Syracuse Crunch: Game Reactions

    Lost in all this goal-inconclusive-so-let's-reverse-it mumbo jumbo, was a decent road game by most of the Jackets...

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  5. NHL: It gets better...

    Here is NHL.com's official statement from the game review article:The NHL had all 30 teams in action Saturday, so the video review room in Toronto was overworked...

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  6. Jackets get hosed

    I'll have more on this game in the morning but I just saw the replay of the waived off game tying goal by Nash.I have two words:Complete horseshit!That is a flat out one of the worst calls I've ever seen...

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  7. Zherdev haunts Jackets

    Its not that the Jackets played horrible, but the Rangers were certainly the better team last night.You knew one of the traded players would make a difference but the question was who? ...

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  8. A look back..

    ESPN has an interesting article looking back at some of the past draft classes. Here is what they had to say about some current and former Jackets:20034...

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  9. Weekend hockey preview

    Of course we know we've got plenty of Jackets hockey to keep us busy this weekend with the game tonight versus the Rangers and then after its hopping a plane for a game against Minnesota the following night (I hope these guys get frequent flyer miles)...

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  10. Pre-game thoughts: Familiar faces return to Nationwide tonight!

    The 6-2 New York Rangers invade Nationwide tonight looking to end a 2 game losing streak. Of course the story of the game will be the return of two former Jackets in Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche...

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  11. Stat(s) of the day

    Just some quick stats for you today:- The Jackets are 9th overall in the West but have as many points as 7th ranked Colorado and 8th ranked Nashville.- The Central is 4-4 versus the East thus far...

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  12. This is what its all about...

    I rant and rumble on about hockey and the Jackets day in a day out and go through the greens, yellows and reds but then you read something like what Aaron Portzline posted today in ...

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  13. Week 2 Power Rankings: Jackets slide

    Yahoo.comRank: 21This is a team built around a defensive system, yet Columbus is giving up 4.2 goals per game. Getting Pascal Leclair back this week should help.ColumbusDispatch...

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  14. Jackets hang on; pull to .500 on season

    The Jackets controled the first two periods and pulled out to a well deserved 3-1 lead. In the 3rd though it was all Canucks but Leclaire was there tonight to close the door to earn the 4-2 victory...

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  15. Commodore clears the air

    Puk-rakers got an explanation from Commodore on "the photo" which I will also share here:No. 1 -- The photo was taken by a friend in February while Commodore was still a member of the Carolina Hurricanes...

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  16. Pre-game thoughts: Defense tries to get back on track

    Tonight is the next chance for what once was a major strength of this team, the defense, to get back on track as they face the 3-3 Vancouver Canucks...

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  17. Syracuse, OSU split games

    It seems everyone split games over the weekend.Lets start with Syracuse.After losing 3/4ths of their top line (MacKenzie out with surgery and Filatov up with the Jackets getting) the Crunch pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory over Binghamton Friday night...

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  18. Mixed bag

    Coming off an emotional 5-3 over the Predators on Friday night the Columbus Blue Jackets followed it up with an absolute stinker last night in Nashville losing ugly 6-3. Lets take a good at the good and bad from both games...

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  19. Pre-game thoughts: Too-who?

    The home opener has finally arrived and its the first chance of the year for the Jackets to gets some long awaited redemption against the Nashville Predators.The Jackets come into this game 1-2 while the Preds are 2-2...

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  20. Savard gets powerplayed

    Guide a team to their best record in 5 years in your first full season as a head coach and what's your reward after starting 1-2-1 the follwing year?A pink slip in your stocking...

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  21. Week 1 Power Rankings: Its a start

    The Jackets power rankings meta-score is back again this season. Some of the rankings have yet to be released and I will update this post when they become available.Without further adu here we go:CBSSports...

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  22. Destination Garage Bar!

    If your a fan of the best hockey bar in town (a.k.a. R Bar Arena) and are looking for a watering hole on opening night while the new location is under construction look no further ...

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  23. Stat of the day

    I'm probably making a mountain out of a molehill here but out of the 8 goals that have been scored by the Jackets thus far, only 2 have been scored by players who were regulars in the lineup last season in Nash and Murray...

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  24. Filatov up; Boll out

    That didn't take long.Young blue chipper Nikita Filatov is up after just a short 2 game stint in Syracuse of the American Hockey League. Filatov notched 2 goals in those 2 game.So where does he fit?How sweet would a Filatov-Brassard-Voracek line be...

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  25. Jackets stay out of the box....but lose anyways.

    Hey...they stayed out the box so that should be a win right?Wrong.Instead it was bad bounces and costly mistakes that did in the Jackets last night in San Jose as they fell 5-2...

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