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


Boone Jenner Named Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets

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Long time Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner has been named the team’s seventh captain in franchise history. Teammates Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Gustav Nyquist will sport the ‘A’ as the team’s alternate captains. The Blue Jackets play their first game of the season on Thursday, October 14 at home. say it with us, […] 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


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


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Zach Werenski Sidelined With Sports Hernia

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The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that defenceman Zach Werenski is going on the IR due to an sports hernia. Werenski will have surgery next week and is done for the season. The Blue Jackets sit seventh in the Discover Central Division, seven points back of the Nashville Predators. Zach Werenski Sidelined With Sports Hernia So […] READ MORE


Zach Werenski Injured and on IR with Lower-Body Injury

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Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski was injured during Thursday’s game and was seen with some discomfort in his right leg. Today, the team announced he was put on IR. Werenski was seen in some discomfort in the final minutes of Thursday’s game. Today, #CBJ announce the rover is on IR retroactive to that same […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres

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With the NHL off-season in its dog days of what usually would be summer, things are starting to slow down. The NHL rumours, however, are still going strong. Even with nothing happening, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things moving in the background. Today we will look at the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres. […] READ MORE


The 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets Will Make a Playoff Push

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The 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to be a team that could compete for a playoff spot, even in the highly contested Metropolitan division. Even after losing to the 2019-20 Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the first round, the Blue Jackets are heading full steam ahead into next season with high […] READ MORE


Predicting a Wide-Open 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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After one of the strangest starts to the season in recent years, the NHL (and NHL betting) is finally back in full swing. So is the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 24 teams who made up the original post-season have been narrowed down to a total of 16. After the elimination qualifying round and a […] READ MORE