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Playoff Hockey Returns To Nationwide Arena

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The Blue Jackets have been to the playoffs once before. They were swept by the Detroit Red Wings in 2009.
11:18AM
April
21, 2014

For the first time in five years, Nationwide Arena will host a playoff NHL game as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in game three of their first-round playoff series.

Jackets Blow Lead, Drop Playoff Opener Against Pittsburgh

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Brandon Dubinsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets moves the puck up ice in front of Paul Martin of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Columbus lost game one 4-3.
7:56AM
April 17, 2014

The team at one point was ahead 3-1, but let Pittsburgh chip away and the Penguins took the lead for good with 8:18 left in the game.

Blue Jackets Continue Playoff Push

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Derek Mackenzie waits for the puck to drop on a faceoff earlier this season.
10:36AM
March 14, 2014

The Blue Jackets lost to the Sharks in a shootout Thursday night, but they’d still make the playoffs if the season ended today. WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with a Blue Jackets beat writer about what to expect down the stretch.

Blue Jackets Preparing To Skate Into Season Of High Expectations

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The Blue Jackets prepare for their season opener tonight at 7 p.m. against the Calgary Flames.
6:39AM
October 4, 2013

The Columbus Blue Jackets are about to begin their 14th season, and after a spectacular finish last year, the buzz around professional hockey in Columbus is real.

NHL Labor Optimism Iced

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Still no hockey at Nationwide Arena as NHL labor talks fail to end players lockout.
10:16AM
December
7, 2012

The NHL has rejected the players’ latest offer for a labor deal, and negotiations have broken off at least until the weekend. The talks broke off after just one hour Thursday night.

New NHL Labor Talks Bring Optimism

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Negotiations lasted for nearly eight hours yesterday in a pair of sessions that included big and smaller groups.
11:33AM
December 5, 2012

NHL owners and players got right back to the bargaining table Wednesday morning just hours after ending a long day of talks that produced the greatest sense for optimism since the lockout began three months ago.

Blue Jackets Pick Davidson To Lead Rebuilding Effort

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John Davidson is a former player, a Hall of Fame broadcaster, and the former president of the St. Louis Blues.
8:44AM
October 25, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets are hiring former goaltender, announcer and St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson as the club’s president of hockey operations.

NHL Lockout Begins, No Formal Talks Scheduled

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NHL owners locked out the Blue Jackets and all other players on Sunday. No formal talks between the two sides have been scheduled.
9:22AM
September
17, 2012

NHL owners locked out the Blue Jackets and all other players on Sunday. No formal talks have been scheduled between the two sides.

The Business Of Columbus Sports

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Nationwide Arena will be the site of the 2013 NHL All-Star Game.
7:59AM
March
19, 2012

Nationwide Arena has hosted NCAA tournament games three times and will be the home of the 2013 NHL All-Star Game, but will Columbus ever put on a top-flight event like the Super Bowl or Final Four?

Ohio Pro Sports Venues Cost Taxpayers Millions In Upgrades

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Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
5:21PM
January
31, 2012

In recent weeks, pro sports teams in Cleveland and Cincinnati have asked government owners of their stadiums for repair money. Here in Columbus, the Blue Jackets are looking to upgrade Nationwide Arena, which is to be owned by taxpayers. WOSU reports on who will pay for the upgrades.