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Columbus Blue Jackets

Venue: Nationwide Arena | Coach: Todd Richards
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Blue Jackets2.463.0924.67%
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Losing Sergei Bobrovsky for an extended period is going to make a bad season worse more than likely. At least Jackets fans got a good show from Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen at the All-Star Game.
The Blue Jackets are starting to overcome that mountain of adversity they faced early in the season. They probably won't get out of the hole injuries put them in early, but this team is still fighting.
This year's All-Star Game should have also been a celebration of this franchise's continued resurgence, but it merely provides a distraction from the stinging disappointment this season has been filled with.
The Jackets may have been humbled by the Coyotes recently, but more times than not of late, they've been in games. They're 7-2-1 in their last 10. Even if the playoffs are probably out of reach, they're giving home fans something to cheer about.
It's hard not to look at what the Blue Jackets are doing and marvel. They're 8-1-1 in their past 10 games and don't seem to care if the playoffs look like a pipe dream. There's certainly quite a bit of character there.
The Jackets head into the Christmas break on an 8-1-1 run. There's still a long way for them to go, and more injuries have cropped up, but Columbus is fighting at least.
Here come the Blue Jackets? Sure looks like it. The club has brought back some players from injury and rattled off six straight wins. The hole remains deep, but this team certainly hasn't rolled over.
The Jackets are starting to get healthy and as they do, they should continue to improve. Sergei Bobrovsky has been mostly excellent since returning from a hand injury.
The hits keep coming for the Blue Jackets as Artem Anisimov will be out for months, which could kill his trade value if nothing else. The Blue Jackets have little relief from this nightmare season.
It will be interesting to see at which point, if ever, the Jackets become sellers. With as bad as luck as they've had this year, it might behoove them to consider preparing for next.
Preseason Power Rankings
Despite the rash of injuries, the Jackets are off to a flying start. Bolstered by strong performances from Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets can keep optimism alive.
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