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Pedal to the Metal Columbus!
Good golly Miss Molly! Like a roller coaster this season has been climbing to the top of the hill. The Blue Jacket’s cart has now been speeding down that hill and making all its riders high on adrenaline. With the acquisition of Letestu and Nikitin our luck has changed. Due…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 12/02/11 | Comments 2

Take notice, Columbus is on a brisk point jog
Last I wrote it was on the subject of another Blue Jackets loss: “What you would expect to happen did; the Blue Jackets folded after the first period when two quick goals were potted on Mason in the second, twenty seconds from each other.” A big change was made since…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/22/11 | Comments 1

An Up and Down Loss
Columbus 2 – Minnesota 4 The Blue Jackets took to the ice as if they were the team we expected after the off season trades. Columbus put up 18 shots and 2 goals in the first period, something that had me on the edge of my seat. An early Blue…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/16/11 | Comments 3

Dear Minnesota, Faith Has Been Restored – Game 17
Columbus previously thrashed the Jets last Saturday with a score of 2-1 and I’ve been on a joyous bender since then. The composure of the Jets was reminiscent of the game against Anaheim. Like the Ducks they were making lazy passes which made Columbus look like an elite team with…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/15/11 | Comments 3

67 To Go, Does Columbus Have a Chance?
After 15 games and a 2-12-1 record can Columbus crawl and then run? People are busy slamming the book on Columbus but I say don’t hold your breath. With the sketchy teams they are behind there lies hope. 25. Calgary 6-7-1 13 26. Carolina 5-7-3 13 27. Anaheim 5-7-3 13…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/11/11 | Comments 7

Nationwide Arena is a Factory of Sadness, Forcing a Change
I strolled to Nationwide this evening expecting to see head coach Scott Arniel’s new plan he’s been working on during the 4 day break between games; the disappointment was immediate with camo jerseys everywhere leading the way. Columbus did fine in the faceoff department getting 56.5% but seemed to forget…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/11/11 | Comments 6

Boll is Back for Chicago
Some pieces of the puzzle have been missing; Boll was one of the biggest. Boll, 25, suffered a broken thumb during a preseason game at Carolina on September 30 and missed the season’s first 14 games. Last season with the Blue Jackets, he recorded seven goals and five assists for…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/10/11 | Comments 2

Lurking in a tattered Blue Jacket
A team cursed since the first brick was laid on the land that was once the Ohio State Penitentiary; a place where nearly a thousand people had been hung, given the electric chair, burnt alive or murdered by way of prisoner’s throwing their guards off of the towers. The amount…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/09/11 | Comments 7

Columbus is out of control
I try to make sense of it but still can’t figure out what in tarnation is wrong with this team. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 2-11-1 with five points in 14 games and don’t look to be speeding up. They are putting up the numbers on the ice but not…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/07/11 | Comments 6

A game of inches and upper lips
Columbus 1 – Toronto 4 The Maple Leafs dominated Columbus last night. Right from the get go it looked as if they forgot how to play the game of ice hockey. Passes were flying everywhere, turnovers were made and there was no evidence of knowing how to forecheck when at…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/04/11 | Comments 2

Blue Jackets geared to leap-frog Bruins
A month has gone by and Columbus is on the rise. During the historical preseason for Columbus, who acquired two high-end forwards (Carter, Prospal) and two defensemen (Wisniewski, Martinek), there was hope for the 2011-2012 season. We hoped to see Columbus upset the balance in their division but instead the…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/01/11 | Comments 0

Columbus finds a way, again
Columbus 3 - Anaheim 1 After a night without Mason and the 5-2 loss to Chicago the Blue Jackets bounced back. Like every season the Pacific coast gave us an early win. What was the key to this? Takeaways. Currently Columbus leads the league in takeaways, just like the win…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/31/11 | Comments 4

A quiet stampede flattens Columbus
Columbus 2 - Buffalo 4 The first five minutes of the game seemed to set the tone but the fans in Columbus were disappointed once more. The Blue Jackets came heavy early on and Cody Bass would not stop trying to get a fight in his favor going. The game…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/28/11 | Comments 0

Blue Jackets Wiz on Conklin and many other firsts
Alas presence in front of Columbus’ net exists! Steve Mason, in his purple pads that were later auctioned off to benefit breast cancer research, stopped 30 shots and caused the fans in Columbus to lose their minds. The monkey is off their backs and pants got tighter last night after…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/26/11 | Comments 16

First song on a soundtrack to a losing streak
There will be a performance on the 25th at Nationwide when Columbus takes on Detroit. This have everything to do with ice hockey... “I love those crazy things you make me do” What he’s talking about is paying to see Columbus lose.
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/21/11 | Comments 3

Changing ammunition?
It has been a nightmare of an opening season in Columbus and rumors are starting to birth. The question is “what needs to be changed to start winning?”. Besides the obvious, which would be to start scoring more than 2 goals every single game, the reality may be a change…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/20/11 | Comments 14

Columbus continues to see stars
Yesterday’s game started with a ring; vulcanized rubber rang off the Jacket’s post and made its way behind Mason and out the other side. This is when the cold sweats start. Out of the line-up was Atkinson, Calvert, Carter, Sanford and Methot but it didn’t show. Columbus skated hard to…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/19/11 | Comments 6

Columbus business owners aren’t worried
The purchase of Nationwide Arena is the step in the right direction for the surrounding businesses, even if the Jackets keep losing. Candice Lee reports: “Early in the year, we always struggle. We want to get through the Thanksgiving time period when things start to pick up. But our business…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/19/11 | Comments 0

An Uphill March
The news just keeps getting worse for Columbus. After the tossing of Matt Calvert to the minors they have some new injuries to deal with. Jeff Carter will be on a weekly watch to return from a hairline fracture on his foot during the last game against the Stars and…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/18/11 | Comments 5

The Jackets continue to shuffle
Today winger Matt Calvert was sent to Springfield to taste greatness once more. Coach Scott Arniel is concerned that he “lost a little bit of his jump” and wants him to rediscover the confidence that he once had his rookie season. Calvert achieved a hat trick and 20 points last…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/17/11 | Comments 4

The Blind Loss
In light of their recent downfall the Columbus Blue Jackets have given its fans a couple distractions. When there’s no glory in a losing streak to open the regular season with you might as well give the fans what they want, rock music and an intro to the season that…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/14/11 | Comments 2

Can I get a doctor?! I swear I witnessed the Blue Jackets with signs of life.
It’s almost a week into the season and the Jackets turned me into a hermit. It’s been six days since the home opener at Nationwide Arena and six days since the Blue Jackets looked like the team from the preseason and what we’ve all been hoping for. The great power…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/12/11 | Comments 2

Jackets, Take 11 “Ready to drop the biscuit”
Much has happened since the year 2000 but we failed to see any signs of Columbus housing the Stanley Cup…until now. After ten seasons the Blue Jackets have reshuffled their deck in the best possible way. What do we have to look forward to this season? We’ll have Antoine Vermette…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/07/11 | Comments 8

Jackets get a capital win
Last night the Columbus veterans dished goals to the prospects. First for Columbus was Cam Atkinson who buried the biscuit with a tight backhand to the five hole after excellent passing from Rick Nash and David Savard. From there Maksim Mayorov and David Savard both notched a goal and an…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/22/11 | Comments 0

Childs Play
Last night the Jackets took Winnipeg by the ears in Nationwide and ran them to a 5-1 victory. Two Jets goals were waived off due to goal tending interference but it was still a clean game. The exact type of game you want to see your prospects play, staying out…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/21/11 | Comments 3

Roster at Nationwide tonight
The roster for the game at Nationwide are as follows:  
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/20/11 | Comments 1

Jets and Jackets, a coaching bout
Can you feel, hear or even taste it? The puck dropping to gracefully dance on the ice for a split second before it’s batted away by a curved piece of wood. I’m having trouble sleeping so I am writing this at 3 in the morning. It’s like before the first…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/20/11 | Comments 0

The Puck Drops Twice for Columbus
After a very exciting Owner’s Tournament for the Jackets they will be experiencing a rare occurrence in the NHL with a split squad game tomorrow. Their opponent will be the Winnipeg Jets, even though most of the coverage online still has a Atlanta Thrashers logo still in place. At the…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/19/11 | Comments 0

Rolling the dice on the Jackets
After the 7-3 blowout start against Detroit the Columbus prospects ended the tournament with a 4-3 loss in overtime against St. Louis. For Columbus the star of this tournament came to be Ryan Johansen (3-3-6, 5+/-) who placed second overall coming close behind Phillip McRae (4-3-7, 3+/-) for St. Louis.…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/15/11 | Comments 0

Rolling the dice on the Jackets
After the 7-3 blowout start against Detroit the Columbus prospects ended the tournament with a 4-3 loss in overtime against St. Louis. For Columbus the star of this tournament came to be Ryan Johansen (3-3-6, 5+/-) who placed second overall coming close behind Phillip McRae (4-3-7, 3+/-) for St. Louis.…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/15/11 | Comments 4

Jackets faring better in Traverse City than previous year
With the last two games combined Columbus already bested their record from 2010. Last year they tallied 4 losses with 8 goals for and 23 goals against. After the last two days they currently stand at 10 goals for and 9 goals against. On Saturday they bested the Detroit with…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 09/12/11 | Comments 3

Mason’s New Mask
A few days ago goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets Steve Mason released pictures of his new mask for the upcoming season on twitter. He met with Adam Gretz to talk about his design.
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 08/24/11 | Comments 1

Game On Columbus!
In a campaign to cross promote, the more successful Championship teams in Columbus like the Crew and the Clippers are joining hands with the Blue Jackets in promoting a “GAME ON COLUMBUS!” campaign. In the announcement these teams were described as “great High Profile Ambassador(s)”. They are hoping lift Columbus…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 08/23/11 | Comments 0

Taking on Turco
The past few days the news of Marty Turco still being available has been directed toward Columbus. Have we no faith in our once amazing young Steve Mason? Well, no. This has been the backdoor flung open for the past couple seasons.  The famed season he had with 33 wins…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 08/10/11 | Comments 7

Alcohol: The key to success
With unbearably hot days and lack of stimulation from the Blue Jackets side of the NHL this past week, my only option is to down tallboys of cream ale and watch the program Columbus airs entitled “Slap shots”. Such an original name for a hockey broadcast—except for the fact that…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 08/03/11 | Comments 8

Still Saying Blow Jackets?
Yea, you and everyone else thinks it’s both hilarious and clever to say the BJ’s or Blow Jackets and sometimes plainly as the Blow Jobs. In 2000 I was a teen in the crowd saying those things so please come up with some new ways to use BJ to attack…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 07/29/11 | Comments 28

Columbus in the House
Please welcome yet another new blogging addition to Kukla’s Korner, Nicholas Lorenzi.  We’re pleased to say that Nicholas will be here throughout the coming season, giving us his thoughts on everything Blue Jackets on his new blog, The Lorenzi Line. —Alanah This is a start to something that should have…
Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 07/27/11 | Comments 22