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Community Spotlight: Jan. 10

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets

(photo: Columbus Underground)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is our weekly look around the #CBJ community to see what's being talked about, debated, and highlighted by the greatest fans in the National Hockey League. Have a suggestion or submission for next week's edition? Hit up @RobMixer on Twitter and let him know.

Happy Friday and again, a happy game day to you!

I feel like I've said 100 times this season, but I'm going to say it again: we've got ourselves a high-stakes hockey game on Friday night at Nationwide Arena between the Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes. The two teams are part of a serious logjam in the division standings and playoff positioning is on the line. One of the few ways to make up ground is to beat teams in your division, and Friday's game is a huge opportunity for the Blue Jackets.

Much like the week prior, this week has been a busy one in the fan community and the conversation has been wide-ranging. There was the disappointment of Saturday's loss in St. Louis followed by Bobrovsky's tremendous return in New York. Oh, and a couple players coming back from injury (i.e. Calvert) has generated some talk, as well.

Let's have a look at what was discussed this week...

- Our friends at SB Nation's Cannon blog polled their readers and asked who their first-half Blue Jackets MVP is. What were the results? Read and find out.

- Also from the Cannon blog, Jeff Little breaks down the Jackets' shootout win over the Rangers. 

- This is like the Super Bowl for CBJ Prospects. He's got a complete World Junior recap over at The Union Blue and his latest week-in-review for Blue Jackets prospects playing all over the world.

- DerDrache and Rockman from tUB have their "3 Stars & Game in One Picture" from the win in New York. Check it out!

- Dan Kamal from spoke with Blue Jackets rookie Boone Jenner, who wants to boost his contributions in the second half of the season. 

- From the staff at Union & Blue, here's the latest roundup of news from Ohio hockey at all levels. Perfect way to get the scoop on Buckeye state puck.

See you next Friday - same time, same place!

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