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Who’s Ready for the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Jason Parks Jason Parks Who’s Ready for the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

If you are driving near Third and Long Street in Downtown Columbus, there might be something that catches your attention. There is now a giant outdoor billboard by the Renaissance Hotel of the Stanley Cup. Above the Cup it says, “Stanley Cup Playoffs, 2017” with the Blue Jackets insignia. On Friday, March 10th, the Stanley Cup […]

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There’s Something Special Going on with our Blue Jackets

Jason Parks Jason Parks There’s Something Special Going on with our Blue Jackets

I was driving back from a work meeting on Wednesday, December 28th, tuned into 97.1 The Fan just after lunchtime. On the 20-minute drive from Worthington back downtown, the chatter on Columbus’ sports talk radio with Carpenter & Rothman was entirely dedicated to the Blue Jackets and their historic win streak. At the time, they […]

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NHL All-Stars Embrace Columbus

Jason Parks Jason Parks NHL All-Stars Embrace Columbus

On Friday afternoon, the main concourse at Nationwide Arena was filled with over 100 media members eagerly waiting to interview the most talented hockey players in the world. Reporters from Montreal, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto and New York, to name a few, have journeyed to Columbus to report on the NHL’s display of its most gifted […]

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Blue Jackets Draft Pick Sonny Milano Excited for Future in Columbus

Jason Parks Jason Parks Blue Jackets Draft Pick Sonny Milano Excited for Future in Columbus

During the summer after high school graduation, most 18-year olds face the pressure of finding a part-time job and wandering the aisles of Bed Bath and Beyond to gather supplies for their freshman year of college. Let’s just say the life of a hockey prospect is a tad bit different. Rather, Sonny Milano spent the […]

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Blue Jackets Trade Away Fan Favorite R.J. Umberger

Jason Parks Jason Parks Blue Jackets Trade Away Fan Favorite R.J. Umberger

R.J. Umberger, a former graduate of Ohio State University, has been traded from the Blue Jackets to the Philadelphia Flyers. In exchange for Umberger and a fourth round pick, the Blue Jackets acquired left-winger Scott Hartnell from the Philadelphia Flyers. Combining the fact that Umberger was a former Buckeye and had a gritty playing style […]

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Buzz Growing in Columbus for the Blue Jackets

Jason Parks Jason Parks Buzz Growing in Columbus for the Blue Jackets

When Blue Jackets Forward Nick Foligno beat Penguins Goaltender Marc Andre Fleury glove side in overtime of Game 4 at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets fan base went into pandemonium. Jackets fans had been waiting over 14 years for a home playoff win. When the red goal light flashed signifying the game winner, the […]

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Would Columbus Embrace a Blue Jackets Playoff Run?

Jason Parks Jason Parks Would Columbus Embrace a Blue Jackets Playoff Run?

The Columbus Blue Jackets are putting together one its best seasons in franchise history as they gear up for the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite The Jackets on-ice success, they are currently ranking 27th in home attendance in the National Hockey League with 81% arena capacity. Only Florida, Dallas and Phoenix (all non-traditional hockey markets) […]

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