The Columbus Blue Jackets (0-2-0) are hosting the Chicago Blackhawks (2-2-0) this evening at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets are in search of their first win of the 2016-17 season, while the Blackhawks look to win their third-straight game and go above .500 for the
The Columbus Blue Jackets will host the Chicago Blackhawks, looking for their first victory of the season on Friday night before heading west for a four-game road trip. Here are five observations about the team from what's transpired so far:
BOBROVSKY IS TRENDING UP
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The struggle is real for Columbus Blue Jackets fans who've had to watch a defense that simply hasn't been good enough.
Although it's unrealistic for the Blue Jackets to expect the team to go from one of the worst defenses in the league to a
The Columbus Blue Jackets head into the 2016-17 season with more questions than answers.
As a matter of fact, after researching the trends, stats and history of the performance of the players in net for the CBJ, only one thing is constant. Nothing.
Without further ado,
The 2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets feature a group of forwards that is largely unchanged from a year ago. The few changes made will involve an injection of youth from a talented pipeline the team has established over the past few years.
At center, the Jackets are
The Columbus Blue Jackets struggled to find consistency with their goaltending on a regular basis since making the playoffs in the 2014-16 season.
The two urgent problems leading to the inconsistencies will be addressed, then a possible solution will come afterwards.
The first problem:
Lack of quality starts
There are many factors that influenced the poor season of the Columbus Blue Jackets last year.
Examining the results of the 2015-16 season, one statistic sticks out: winning streaks (or lack thereof). The CBJ seemingly could not put any stretches together of prolonged success. The Jackets
It's no secret Nick Foligno's offensive production took a huge dive in the 2015-16 regular season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here are the facts
No matter who was starting between the pipes in the 2015-16 campaign for the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was no secret the defense wasn't up to par. The Blue Jackets ranked 29th in the National Hockey League, giving up an average of 3.0 goals per