Columbus Blue Jackets: Second Quarter Team Assessment

January 7th, 2011 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
Earlier in the season, I provided a first quarter assessment of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  That was quite an easy task as the Blue Jackets stormed out of the gate to a franchise-best 14-6-0 record.

What followed was a 3-14-7 meltdown, leading to the eventual firing of Coach Ken Hitchcock and a 14th place finish in the Western Conference.

I tried to be optimistic that a repeat of last season's debacle wouldn't happen again, but I'm sad to report that while not a free-fall to that level, the Blue Jackets have once again struggled into the halfway point of their regular season.

In a manner similar to last quarter's assessment, I offer my insights both for the season, to date, as well as how the Blue Jackets have fared during their most recent 20 games of the season (Games 21-40).

And while their overall mark is better than at this time, last season, the ghosts of late-November's, December's and early January's have resurfaced, once again. 

Their overall record:  20-17-3.

Their record (Games 1-20): 14-6-0.

Their record (Games 21-40): 6-11-3.


Now, to compare ...

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