Columbus Blue Jackets Winners of October

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The first month of the season has come and gone, and with it comes a clearer picture of the direction the Columbus Blue Jackets are heading. Under new head coach Brad Larsen there has been a noticeable improvement in the style of play. With that, there are multiple individuals who have been reaping the benefits. […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Players to Watch in 2021-22

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The 2021-22 season has gotten off to a great start for the Columbus Blue Jackets players. Although it is far too early to make any assessments, there have been plenty of good performances. Going with those performances are a few names to watch in this season for the Blue Jackets. Blue Jackets Players to Watch […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. He still has one year left in his two-year, $8 million contract signed in 2020, making him a signed player until 2027. The new contract carries a $5.54 million AAV starting in the 2022-23 season and has a 10-team no-trade […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Has Passed Away

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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has tragically passed away at the age of 24. Reports out of Latvia broke the news of his untimely passing on Sunday. Since then, the Columbus Blue Jackets have released a club statement. #CBJ statement on Kivlenieks’ passing pic.twitter.com/iig3UU7Iwk — Alison (@AlisonL) July 5, 2021 Matiss Kivlenieks Has Died […] READ MORE