Five Teams I REALLY Want The Columbus Blue Jackets To Beat In 2014!

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42 games – that is all that is left of the Columbus Blue Jackets season after the ball drops and we ring in the new year. With 39 games at this very moment, and 1 more to play in the month of December (tonight vs the Avs), the Blue Jackets and the NHL will start the second half of the season in 2014.

The Blue Jackets sit in 6th place in the Metropolitan division, but are only 4 points behind the Flyers who currently occupy 3rd place. Even though the playoff race in the Metro division is close, Columbus still needs to step it up in 2014 to find themselves in the playoffs come the end of the regular season.

Of course I want the Blue Jackets to win every single game in 2014, but we all know that won’t happen – no team could do that. So after taking a look at the schedule, I picked 5 teams that I REALLY want the CBJ to beat in 2014, click next to follow along.

Sidney Crosby (87) – Artem Anisimov (42)

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