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Game of the Month: 10-0 win lives on in Blue Jackets history

The biggest margin of victory in CBJ annals remains a fan favorite

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Each month during our 20th anniversary celebration, BlueJackets.com will look back at a memorable moment in franchise history from that month with our Game of the Month feature. The series continues today with the team's 10-0 victory against Montreal four years ago, which remains the most lopsided victory in team history. 

As 14,436 fans filed into Nationwide Arena on Nov. 4, 2016, for some Friday night hockey, there was no indication of what was about to happen. 

There was no game-night promotion that promised fans would hear the Blue Jackets goal cannon so many times that it would feel like an All-Star Game. There was no pregame prediction that would have said Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell and Josh Anderson would each score two goals, and certainly no expectation that history would be set in a variety of ways by the time 60 minutes of hockey was played. 

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Hats for Heroes program has stood the test of time

Fundraising, relationships are hallmarks of pediatric cancer-focused program from CBJ Foundation

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Even the best ideas don't always stand the test of time. 

Maybe that's a testament, then, to what a great idea the Blue Jackets Foundation's Hats for Heroes program has been. 

At the organization's inception, founder John H. McConnell had a vision of a franchise that would not only thrill central Ohio on the ice but one that would be a force for good off of it. 

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Columbus product Adeniye ready to begin college hockey journey

Columbus Ice Hockey Club, AAA Blue Jackets alum has had to overcome adversity to see his dream come true

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Growing up in central Ohio, there were a lot of obstacles that could have prevented Ayo Adeniye from reaching his goal of playing college hockey. 

There's the simple fact that as an African-American in a sport with a dearth of them, there weren't a whole lot of role models whose path he could follow to the sport's upper echelons. 

Even as his skills progressed to the point that dream could become a reality, more roadblocks were thrown in the way. He committed to play collegiately at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, the South's lone Division I program, two summers ago only to see the leadership at UAH announce its plans to eliminate the hockey program in May. 

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STH spotlight: Blue Jackets fan has racked up plenty of road miles

Day one season ticket holder Laing Akers has watched the CBJ in every opposing city

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Throughout the Blue Jackets' 20th anniversary celebration, BlueJackets.com will be profiling season ticket holders who have become an integral part of the CBJ experience as part of the Season Ticket Holder spotlight presented by Jet's Pizza. 

If you're the mascot of an NHL team and the Columbus Blue Jackets are in town, you better be careful. 

There's a good chance Laing Akers is coming for you. 

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Battalion Breakdown: Looking at Max Domi's season

The new CBJ center is expected to bring offense after two strong years in Montreal

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Battalion Breakdown is a closer look at the Blue Jackets' season on a player-by-player basis. Well, we're done with that now, having completed our look at the CBJ players' performance in the 2019-20 season. But there are still breakdowns to be had -- today, BlueJackets.com concludes the series by looking at Max Domi, who was acquired in a trade last month, and what he brings to the table. 

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Battalion Breakdown: Looking at Mikko Koivu's season

The new CBJ center continued to be one of the top defensive forwards in the league

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Battalion Breakdown is a closer look at the Blue Jackets' season on a player-by-player basis. Well, we're done with that now, having completed our look at the CBJ players' performance in the 2019-20 season. But there are still breakdowns to be had -- today, BlueJackets.com continues the series by looking at new signee Mikko Koivu and what he brings to the table. 

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CBJ2022: What the Blue Jackets roster might look like in a few years

A glimpse into the future of what could be ahead for Columbus

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

The year is 2022. Covid-19 is a thing of the past (we hope). There will be flying cars (we hope).

Just one big question remains. 

Who's on the roster for the Columbus Blue Jackets? 

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Battalion Breakdown: Looking at Seth Jones' season

One of the league's best defensemen turned in another All-Star campaign

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Battalion Breakdown is a closer look at the Blue Jackets' season on a player-by-player basis. Today, BlueJackets.com continues the series by looking at Seth Jones and his impact on the team's season. 

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Fans can have their say on top 20 Blue Jackets games

Voting begins as The 5th Line can choose their favorites from 20 years of Columbus hockey

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Through 1,512 regular-season games in Blue Jackets history -- plus 41 more postseason contests -- some have stood above the rest.

Now it's your chance to choose which ones.

We've narrowed that group of 1,553 games down to 20 for you, but we still want to know which ones are the best of the best, so we're turning to the fans for the rest.

To celebrate 20 years of Blue Jackets hockey, revisit the moments that gave you goosebumps, the goals that nearly took the roof off of Nationwide Arena, the saves that lifted you out of your seat and the cannon blasts that might still be ringing in your ears.

Vote for the Top Games in CBJ History, presented by Huntington, and instantly be entered to win a personalized 20th anniversary jersey. Visit this link to take part, and let us know your top games!

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CBJ20: Blue Jackets fans name their CBJ all-time team

The 5th Line has its say on its the franchise's best players

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

From the very first days of the CBJ franchise, a focus on voting has been an integral belief of the organization (after all, remember Ron Tugnutt's ground-breaking presidential campaign in the inaugural year of 2000?). 

And here in the fall of 2020, perhaps the biggest votes in franchise history are taking place. 

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