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Blue Jackets Return To The Playoffs

Derek Mackenzie waits for the puck to drop on a faceoff earlier this season.
April 10, 2014

The Columbus Blue Jackets have clinched the second playoff berth in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars Wednesday night.

Blue Jackets Continue Playoff Push

Derek Mackenzie waits for the puck to drop on a faceoff earlier this season.
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.

Former Buckeye Wins Gold In Sochi

OSU alum Natalie Spooner (third from left) celebrates with her family after Canada defeated the U.S. to win gold in women's hockey.
February 21, 2014

Ohio State alum and Canadian women’s hockey team member Natalie Spooner is celebrating after winning a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Columbus Hockey Fans Keep Eye On Russian Team

The Columbus Blue Jackets are well represented on Team Russia by Fedor Tyutin, Artem Anisimov, Sergei Bobrovsky and Nikita Nikitin.
14, 2014

The Olympic men’s hockey tournament is underway, with the U.S. routing Slovakia 7-1 on Thursday. But Columbus may be keeping a closer eye on the Russian team: four players from the Columbus Blue jackets are representing Team Russia, headlined by star goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

New NHL Deal Has “Marginal” Benefits For Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets players practice last week before ratifying a new labor agreement that will put them back on the ice Saturday. Experts say the new deal will have marginal benefits for the Jackets.
15, 2013

After a four-month lock-out, the Columbus Blue Jackets begin their season Saturday night in Nashville against the Predators. Many hockey fans hope the new labor agreement will help teams like Columbus and Nashville become more competitive. But as WOSU reports, relief for small market franchises, like the Jackets, will be minimal.

New NHL Labor Talks Bring Optimism

Negotiations lasted for nearly eight hours yesterday in a pair of sessions that included big and smaller groups.
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

John Davidson is a former player, a Hall of Fame broadcaster, and the former president of the St. Louis Blues.
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.
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.

Columbus To Host NHL All-Star Game in 2013

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outside of Nationwide Arena
29, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets will host the 2013 edition of the NHL All-Star game.

Public-Private Arena Not Off Table To Help Blue Jackets

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Nationwide Arena
11, 2011

The Blue Jackets continue to look for a solution to offset their financial losses and avoid a move to another city. WOSU reports a quasi-public arena is a possibility.