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
The days of Ezekiel Elliot starting at running back for Ohio State University have officially ended. Including bowl games, Elliot rushed for over 100 yards in 17 of his last 18 games representing the scarlet and grey.
Buckeye fans, however, shouldn't fret. Quarterback J.T. Barrett is
October will mark the beginning of the Big Ten portion of the schedule for the Buckeyes. During that month the team will face two stiff road tests against the Wisconsin Badgers and Penn State Nittany Lions. The November schedule for the Buckeyes will feature back-to-back
Although the Cleveland Indians made the playoffs in 2013, the team finds themselves as buyers at the trade deadline for the first time since 2007.
The Tribe has been on the other end of these deals as sellers recently, acquiring Carlos Santana in 2008 and Corey
The Cincinnati Reds have been in sell mode since last summer when they dealt Johnny Cueto to the Royals. In December they traded away third baseman Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox and closer Aroldis Chapman to the New York Yankees, and tried to