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Young guns: CBJ's core blossomed this season

Blue Jackets have strong future behind players whose best years are ahead of them

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

In an NHL that gets younger and faster seemingly every day, being the youngest team in the league isn't the handicap it likely once was. 

Just ask the youngest team in the league. 

The Columbus Blue Jackets entered the 2018-19 season as the youngest in the NHL with an average age of 25 years, 24 days old, and ended up making the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time. 

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Battalion Breakdown: Artemi Panarin

Russian playmaker again led the Blue Jackets in points

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Battalion Breakdown is a closer look at the Blue Jackets' past season on a player-by-player basis. Today, continues the series by looking at Artemi Panarin's season and how it impacted Columbus in the 2018-19 campaign. 

Artemi Panarin 


Age: 27 

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Stinger to appear in parades across Central Ohio

Find out where Stinger will be buzzing around Central Ohio this weekend

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

This weekend Stinger and members of the Papa John's Goal Patrol will be buzzing around Central Ohio in honor of Memorial Day!

Catch your favorite mascot and friends in the Grandview Parade on Saturday, May 25th and the Powell Parade on Monday, May 27th!

To find out where else Stinger may be, follow him on social media at @StingerCBJ!

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Blue Jackets ready to take part in quarterfinals at Worlds

Werenski, Dubois, Gavrikov, Wennberg, Vehvilainen play Thursday

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Five members of the Blue Jackets organization have moved on to the quarterfinals of the World Championships, set for Thursday in Slovakia, but at least two will see their tournaments end there.

That's because two of the matchups in Bratislava and Kosice will feature a pair of Blue Jackets going against one another, highlighted by a United States vs. Russia clash featuring Zach Werenski and Vladislav Gavrikov.

The teams will play at 10:15 a.m. Eastern time as Werenski and the Americans, who finished fourth in Group A, take on the unbeaten Russians. Werenski has played in just one game thus far after arriving in Slovakia over the weekend, while Gavrikov has been on the ice for just one goal against thus far in seven games.

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History was made: A list of Blue Jackets milestones this season

The record books were rewritten this year in Columbus

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

By now, everyone knows the Blue Jackets made franchise history this season when the team won its first-ever playoff series over Tampa Bay. 

But that was far from the only historic achievement for Columbus this season. 

In fact, creating a list of all the milestones and accomplishments never seen before in the history of Blue Jackets hockey took some work. 

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Battalion Breakdown: Brandon Dubinsky

Veteran center took on defensive role in 2018-19

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Battalion Breakdown is a closer look at the Blue Jackets' past season on a player-by-player basis. Today, kicks off the series by looking at Brandon Dubinsky's season and how it impacted Columbus in the 2018-19 campaign. 

Brandon Dubinsky 

Number: 17 

Age: 33 

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Dubois joins Dreger Café to recap Blue Jackets' season

Columbus center taking part in World Championships with Team Canada

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

Playing in the World Championships is a unique opportunity for players at the end of each season.

See a new city. Play with new teammates. And maybe take in a few new experiences -- like, perhaps, the Dreger Café.

That's what Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois did when he arrived in Slovakia to play for Team Canada at the Worlds. Dubois was one of the players who joined Darren Dreger for a chat at the Dreger Café, the interview segment hosted by the TSN hockey personality.

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Five Blue Jackets see their teams advance at World Championships

Tuesday's action to cap off group stage ahead of Thursday quarterfinals

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

With the opening round of the World Championships coming to a close, some of the seven Blue Jackets in Slovakia for the tournament are set to move on, while others are headed to their offseason homes. 

Zach Werenski (United States), Pierre-Luc Dubois (Canada), Alexander Wennberg (Sweden) and Vladislav Gavrikov (Russia) as well as prospect Veini Vehvilainen (Finland) all will see their teams make the eight-team quarterfinals, while Elvis Merzlikins (Latvia) and Alexandre Texier (France) saw their teams fail to advance from the eight-team round-robin pools. 

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The top 10 wins of 2018-19 for the Blue Jackets

Looking back at the most memorable victories of the year for Columbus

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

The Blue Jackets won a lot of games this past season. 

Fifty-two to be exact, which if you combine the regular season and the postseason is the most in one season in franchise history.  

They say a win is a win, but some wins are better than others. So we decided to look back and circle the ones that were a little extra special. Here's a list of the top 10 wins, as voted on by a panel of one, in the 2018-19 season. Agree or disagree? Let me know on Twitter at @JacketsInsider. 

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Thank You, Columbus

by John Davidson /

"It has been my great pleasure and honor to serve as the president of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets and I offer my sincerest thanks to the ownership group led by John P. McConnell, Mike Priest and all of the great people I have had the pleasure of working with over the past seven years. I also want to thank our fans and the people of this community who have been so kind to my family and me during our time here. Columbus is truly a special place.

"I have come to love this organization and the city. There was only one opportunity that I would've considered leaving for, and the one before me now is that opportunity as I spent 30 years with the Rangers as a player and broadcaster and have strong ties to that team and the city of New York.

"I am extremely proud of the work we've done over the past seven years and know that one of the challenges before me now will be competing against this group moving forward. On behalf of my wife, Diana, and our family, I offer my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all of you for allowing us to be Blue Jackets and call Columbus home."

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