Sure the season is only three games old, but we’ve learned a lot about the Columbus Blue Jackets.
We are a calendar week into the NHL season and the Columbus Blue Jackets have started out the year 2-1-0. The loss to Carolina is looking better everyday as the Hurricanes continue to dominate the NHL and the win over Colorado settled a lot of nerves.
The Jackets are doing all of this without their top defenseman. Seth Jones is still recovering from a knee injury sustained at the Kraft Hockeyville preseason game in central New York. The defense has rotated in eight different skaters to find the right combination and will continue down that road for the next two weeks.
The team still has an Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky problem. Neither situation has seemed to change as the year has gone on. Both are in the final year of their contract.
But through 182:11 of hockey we have learned a lot about this team and have seen some things that are troubling and some that are encouraging. With that, lets take a look at three way too early hot takes that we have after watching the first three games of the season about the Columbus Blue Jackets.