The Blue Jackets are ten days into training camp, presented by OhioHealth, and have three exhibition games under their belts. There are five more games to play in the next week starting with a rematch against Chicago tonight at the United Center.
The Jackets are wanting to respond after Chicago came to Columbus Tuesday and handed the home team a 5-2 loss. But, while winning is certainly better than losing, these preseason games are about some different things.
"You have to be really careful," head coach John Tortorella said. "Especially with amount of skating these guys have done, not to get too negative, and quite honestly, not to jump up and down when something really good is going on."
For the coaching and management teams, these games are primarily about putting the skaters in camp into game situations and specific roles to see how the players respond.
There have been some bigger takeaways, too.