The Best Draft Class in Columbus Blue Jackets History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE



Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Vladislav Gavrikov

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenceman Vladislav Gavrikov. The new contract will the 24-year-old through 2022-23 and carry an annual cap hit of $2.8 million. Agent Dan Milstein announced the deal early Thursday afternoon. Vladislav Gavrikov signs 3 year extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets! #WeAreGoldStar! pic.twitter.com/WVABg1KpFk — Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) November 5, 2020 […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look towards the offseason. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE


What Has Led to the 2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets Success

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At the end of November, the 2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets had 11 wins, 11 losses with four overtime losses and sat 24th in league standings. The Blue Jackets’ success has come since Dec. 1. They have had the second-best record in league with 19 wins, six losses and five overtime losses during that time. They […] READ MORE


TSP: Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


TSP: Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE