Matthew Duffey

Matthew Duffey

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.

Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders

What Options do the CBJ have in Goal if Merzlikins is Traded?

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The Blue Jackets Holiday Wishlist

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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: (l-r) Columbus Blue Jacket executives Jarmo Kekäläinen and John Davidson attend the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

What is Wrong With the Columbus Blue Jacket Organization?

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Dec 11, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his game winning goal against the Los Angeles Kings with Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Patrik Laine (29) in overtime at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gaelen Morse-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jacket Offense has Gone Missing

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Nov 6, 2023; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Pascal Vincent looks on from the bench against the Florida Panthers during the third period at Amerant Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Why Are the Columbus Blue Jackets Struggling?

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - OCTOBER 24: Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck against Damon Severson #78 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena on October 24, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Getty Images)

The CBJ Defense is Showing Early Signs of Improvement

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - OCTOBER 12: Andrew Peeke #2 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battles Cam York #8 of the Philadelphia Flyers for the puck along the boards during the third period at Nationwide Arena on October 12, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Getty Images)

The Blue Jackets have Work To Do after Opening Night

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - OCTOBER 04: Elvis Merzlikins #90 of the Columbus Blue Jackets sprays water on this face before the start of the first period in a preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena on October 04, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Getty Images)

Goaltending May be the Achilles Heel for the Columbus Blue Jackets

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Jul 1, 2023; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets introduce Mike Babcock as their new head coach during a press conference at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Robertson-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Mike Babcock Experiment in Columbus Has Failed

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Jan 13, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes before the game at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Preview: Zach Werenski

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - OCTOBER 14: Cole Sillinger #34 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is introduced before a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nationwide Arena on October 14, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Preview: Cole Sillinger

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - JANUARY 19: Elvis Merzlikins #90 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stands in the net during introductions before the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at Nationwide Arena on January 19, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Preview: Elvis Merzlikins

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Mar 3, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Patrik Laine (29) takes the ice before the game against the Seattle Kraken at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Preview: Patrik Laine

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Jan 21, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Sean Kuraly (7) celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Preview: Sean Kuraly

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Mar 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) during the national anthem against the Detroit Red Wings at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 Season Preview: Ivan Provorov

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Nov 30, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) makes a save during warm up before a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Is Aaron Dell the Answer to the CBJ Goaltending Depth?

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