Jan 30, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu (55) and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) battle for a faceo ff at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won the game 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly


This past week in Columbus Blue Jackets shenanigans had some good wins and plenty of opportunities for memories.

The Good:

The Blue Jackets win over Washington It was an exciting game with a lot of goals. Alex Ovetchkin had his worst game ever and a kid gave Adam Oates moose antlers. Read about it here!

Derek MacKenzie’s recent hot streak He has had 4 goals in 5 games, which puts his point total at 12 for the season.  The energetic fourth liner was missed while injured. He provides something other fourth liners can’t.

Sergei Bobrovsky Since coming back from injury, Bob has been good.  He was pulled from one game, but everyone has bad nights.  Check out this save on Alex Ovetchkin from the other night. Pretty awesome!

The Bad:

The Olympic Break I don’t see this ending well for the Jackets.

Jared Boll and Marian Gaborik are skating again Some of you would say “that’s a good thing!” but not me.  The team has found success without them and neither one brought much to the ice when they were healthy. Who would you send down? Corey Tropp and Boone Jenner? Who would you scratch every night?  I’m not looking forward to their return.  Don’t agree with me? Let me know!

 The Ugly:

Oct 10, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie (24) in play during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Blue Jackets beat the Sabres 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports


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