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Curtis Deem,Site Expert

Curtis Deem has followed hockey for basically his entire life, starting with the Columbus Chill of the ECHL around 1993. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, an avid supporter of the Columbus Blue Jackets since day one of their existence. Relocated to Spokane, Washington and spent 18 years out west, covering the Western Hockey League and the NHL Draft sporadically. Recently moved across the country again, this time to the Raleigh, NC area. Still live and breath everything Blue Jackets, with an enhanced eye on the NHL Draft and everything prospect-related.

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Matthew Duffey,Contributor

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Matt was raised to love everything sports. In Columbus pre-2000, Matt (as were many other kids) was primarily consumed by football (specifically OSU football). However, when the puck dropped on October 7, 2000, a new love affair blossomed. The Blue Jackets filled Matt with joy that no other sport had before. Matt has had full season tickets for the Blue Jackets since the 2000-2001 season. Countless memories of Blue Jacket moments, from spectacular goals to big wins, are still fresh in Matt's mind. Matt currently resides in Columbus and still attends a majority of the home games.

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