At the World Championships, as Bon Jovi might say, we're halfway there, and some members of the Blue Jackets organization are seeing their teams livin' on a prayer.
The group stage has passed the midway point, with each country having played four of its seven round-robin games, and some of the seven players with CBJ ties have excelled while others are seeing their teams struggle.
Each of the two groups has eight teams, with all countries playing the other seven teams in their group in the round-robin stage, which runs through Tuesday. From there, the top four teams in each group will move on to the quarterfinals Thursday, with the last-place teams relegated out of the 2020 tournament. The semifinals and finals will be over Memorial Day weekend.