Each weekday this season, BlueJackets.com will post CBJ Today, a look at news, notes, analysis and fun stuff from around the Blue Jackets world. It's everything you need to know if you're a fan going into the day.
The Daily Buzz
The Blue Jackets are back on the ice today for practice, and it might be an in-depth one after Monday night's 7-3 loss at Carolina. The preparations will help get the team ready for Thursday's return to game action, as a contest against Nashville starts a four-game homestand that will also feature a visit from Chicago to Nationwide Arena.
Taking it Outside
With much of Ohio under a blanket of snow, yesterday felt like one big snow day across the state (are there still snow days with everyone on Zoom? Nevertheless...).
And as I woke up Tuesday morning and looked out my window, I started to wonder about what I'd write for this edition of CBJ Today. With the Blue Jackets off, there wasn't going to be much news out there, and then it hit me as I stared out at the winter wonderland -- I should ask readers and CBJ fans to send in pictures of their outdoor rinks and pond hockey experiences from the past few days.
But Jeff, you might say, you wrote about outdoor rinks yesterday.
Well, OK, I did. But who really can get enough of seeing some of the cool setups (pun intended) that this cold, snowy winter has provided us? It's a fitting time for it, too, with the NHL set to take it outside again this weekend with games at Lake Tahoe.
The thing that blew me away was the response. It's not the easiest thing in the world to find some outdoor ice, but I got so many submissions that this is going to be a very long post.
So thanks, CBJ fans, for all the pics, videos and stories. It's pretty cool to Blue Jackets supporters from across central Ohio, the state and even outposts beyond that lace up the skates and enjoy nature.