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Author: Tori Wernsman

Joonas Korpisalo is a Capable Backup for Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have their starting goaltender set in stone, but Joonas Korpisalo is making the case to solidify the backup position. The backup goaltender position is one that does not need to play often, but sometimes they have to play a tougher game with an out of division rival with the starter gets an easier in-division game. The backup does not need to be Vezina contender, they just need to help the team contend. The Blue Jackets have that in Korpisalo. Joonas Korpisalo the Backup that Can Help Columbus Contend Strong Beginnings Korpisalo came to Columbus under...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Defense Corps on the Rise

When Seth Jones joined the team almost two years ago, it was an upgrade to a struggling Columbus Blue Jackets defense corps. When Zach Werenski joined later in the year, people started taking the Blue Jackets defense seriously. With the addition of Markus Nutivaara and now Gabriel Carlsson, Columbus has one the top up-and-coming defensive corps in the league. While the Blue Jackets may not have the best defense in the league, this is a team that went from a struggling blueline to one of the best. It definitely did not happen overnight. Through a deliberate plan of shedding the...

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Brandon Dubinsky Stripped of Alternate Captain Status

While Boone Jenner was out with injury, Jack Johnson wore the ‘A’ for the Columbus Blue Jackets. When he came back, things were expected to go back to normal with Jenner sharing the duties with Brandon Dubinsky. Instead, Johnson has kept his ‘A’ and so has Jenner. Brandon Dubinsky Stripped of ‘A’ After the game last night, head coach John Tortorella said that Dubinsky was stripped of the ‘A’ because Dubinsky needs to focus on getting his game together. Through the nine games so far Dubinsky has just two assists. One of those assists came last night against the...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Powerplay Woes

During the 2016-17 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets powerplay unit was more than a little successful. They saw 211 opportunities with 42 powerplay goals, good for a 19.91% conversion rate; .81% better than the league average. Now, just seven games into the season, the Blue Jackets luck on the powerplay seems to be running out. So far, they have seen 22 powerplay opportunities and have only scored two goals, a conversation rate of 9.09%. Right now, league average is 19.33%. Last year, they saw the fewest power play opportunities, but still ended up 12th best in the league in power...

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Malcolm Subban Injured Against St. Louis Blues

After Marc-Andre Fleury went down against the Detroit Red Wings with a concussion, it was up to Malcolm Subban to man the net. The Boston Bruins placed Subban on waivers on October 2nd, only for the Vegas Golden Knights to claim him. Last night, against the St. Louis Blues, Subban went down in the third period and did not return. It appears that Subban injured himself while making a stop with his right pad. At the moment not much is know about Subban’s injury. After the game, head coach Gerard Gallant said that “It’s lower body. We’ll know more...

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