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Author: Tori Wernsman

Examining the Success of Pierre-Luc Dubois at Centre

COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 6: Pierre-Luc Dubois #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets controls the puck during the game against the New York Islanders on October 6, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) When the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Pierre-Luc Dubois as their top pick in the 2016 draft, it shocked the hockey world. Hockey experts and fans alike had expected the Blue Jackets to pick Jesse Puljujarvi. However, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen stood firm on his decision even when fans expressed their doubt. Now, 44 games into his hockey career Pierre-Luc Dubois...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Defense Mid-Season Review

With the regular season half over, it’s time to evaluate how the Columbus Blue Jackets defense is doing thus far. At the beginning of November, we took a look at how the Blue Jackets defense is on the rise. Now, with multiple injuries and struggling veterans, let’s take a look at how the defensive corps is doing. Columbus Blue Jackets Defense Mid-Season Review The Good An extremely pleasant surprise so far has been Markus Nutivaara. When Zach Werenski missed a few games it was Nutivaara who slot in to play on the first pairing with Seth Jones. It would...

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Despite All the Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries They Can Still Compete

With all of the Columbus Blue Jackets injuries, it’s almost possible to make a starting line-up. Ryan Murray; Zach Werenski; Brandon Dubinsky; Alexander Wennberg, and Cam Atkinson are all out varying amounts of time. With Wennberg and Atkinson out for upwards of six weeks, the Blue Jackets are going need to get something going to compete in the ever-tough Metropolitan Division.  Despite All the Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries They Can Still Compete The Blue Jackets need their struggling players to step up, and sadly there are more than a few of them. Oliver Bjorkstrand One of the few disappointments...

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Ryan Murray Proving his Value to the Columbus Blue Jackets

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 27: Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray (27) skates with the puck during the third period of the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens on November 27, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC(Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There were rumors of Ryan Murray being on the trading block during the offseason. There were also rumors that he would not be protected during the expansion draft. Later, he was reportedly part of the deal that the Columbus Blue Jackets were offering the Colorado Avalanche in exchange...

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