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Front & Nationwide: A show about the Columbus Blue Jackets

English, Hockey, 1 seasons, 297 episodes, 1 day 5 hours 2 minutes
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Aaron Portzline of The Athletic breaks down the latest news surrounding the Columbus Blue Jackets and touches on topics from around the NHL
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Jarmo Kekäläinen fired by Blue Jackets

On this special edition of Front and Nationwide, Aaron Portzline provides his thoughts on the Blue Jackets firing Jarmo Kekäläinen, who John Davidson might have in mind to replace him, the stadium series game involving the Blue Jackets next season and he takes listener questions on the next GM for Columbus and more on the NHL trade deadline which is less than three weeks away.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/202449 minutes 50 seconds
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Boone Jenner’s trade possibility, and other Jackets who might get moved

On this edition of Front and Nationwide, Aaron addresses the trade rumours swirling around Captain Boone Jenner and the trade deadline in general with many attractive pieces available for the Jackets, including Sean Kuraly, Jack Roslovic, Erik Gudbranson and Elvis Merzļikins. Plus, Porty discusses GM Jarmo Kekäläinen's future with the club, if Pascal Vincent will return as head coach, Johnny Gaudreau graciously taking over Patrik Laine's charity while Laine takes time away from the game and Aaron laments the brutal penalty kill for the Jackets this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/202450 minutes 56 seconds
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Blue Jackets record first shutout in 178 games before All-Star break

Aaron Portzline checks in ahead of All-Star Game, including the Blue Jackets' 1-0 victory over the Blues, a wrap up of the latest road trip, and interesting storylines ahead, as well as taking questions from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/202455 minutes 13 seconds
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David Jiricek a healthy scratch, Macklin Celebrini, and Dubois' disaster in LA

Aaron Portzline checks in ahead of Thursday night's Blue Jackets game vs the Calgary Flames to discuss the latest with the Elvis Merzlikins situation, David Jiricek being a healthy scratch, Celebrini as a the #1 pick, PLD's poor production in LA and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/202452 minutes 57 seconds
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The latest on Elvis Merzlikins, Boone Jenner's return imminent, and a noisy season for the Blue Jackets

Aaron Portzline checks in ahead of Friday's matchup between the Blue Jackets and Devils to discuss the latest with Elvis Merzlikins situation, fitting Boone Jenner into the roster, the noise surrounding the team this season, prospects and more as he takes questions from subscribers in this live room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/202457 minutes 52 seconds
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What is going on with Elvis Merzlikins?

Aaron Portzline, with a quick check-in, discusses the current situation with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Elvis Merzlikins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/202423 minutes 42 seconds
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Elvis Merzlikins vs. Tom Wilson headlines OT loss to Capitals

Aaron Portzline checks in to recap Thursday night's OT loss to the Capitals, including Elvis Merzlikins' penalty for going off on Tom Wilson, and Pascal Vincent's post-game comments about it, and takes questions from listeners including the players' thoughts on their coach, Andrew Peeke's play, scheduling in the division and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/202352 minutes 28 seconds
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Adam Fantilli's homecoming as Blue Jackets prepare to face the Maple Leafs

Aaron Portzline checks in on Thursday ahead of the Blue Jackets' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Adam Fantilli's homecoming. Also, life without Boone Jenner and more as he takes questions from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/20231 hour 48 seconds
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Eric Robinson traded to Sabres, Blue Jackets injuries aplenty, blowing late leads

Aaron Portzline checks in before the Blue Jackets game vs the Islanders on Thursday to discuss Eric Robinson being traded to Buffalo, injuries to Adam Boqvist, Elvis Merzlikins, and Cole Sillinger and blowing late leads before taking questions from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/20231 hour 43 seconds
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Cole Sillinger's injury, Kent Johnson back up with the Blue Jackets, other lineup changes and more

Aaron Portzline checks in on the latest on Cole Sillinger's injury, and missing Friday's game, Kent Johnson being back with the big club, and other lineup changes including Laine's struggles before taking questions from subscribers in the this live room. Please note, this live room was recorded on Fri, Dec 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/202357 minutes 6 seconds
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Who owns the Blue Jackets' failures so far?

Ahead of a game against Chicago, where Columbus tries to avoid setting a new franchise record for consecutive losses, Aaron Portzline checks in with Blue Jackets faithful discussing the Patrik Laine benching fallout, who owns the team's failures thus far, and more as he takes listeners' questions and comments. Please note: This live room was recorded November 22, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/20231 hour 3 minutes 3 seconds
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Blue Jackets need to break out of early season funk

Aaron Portzline checks in ahead of the Blue Jackets' game against the Coyotes Thursday night, to discuss the team's early season woes, including Johnny Gaudreau's offensive issues, a disappointing team effort against the Penguins on Tuesday, and takes listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/20231 hour 3 minutes 16 seconds
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Blue Jackets lose four in a row, top players have yet to show up on scoresheet

Aaron Portzline checks in ahead of the Blue Jackets hosting the Lightning Thursday night, discussing the 4-game losing streak, the team's stars have issues with scoring, players in Cleveland shining strong and pushing for a chance with the big club, Jack Roslovic surging and more as he takes your questions. Please note: this live room was recorded November 2, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/20231 hour 3 minutes
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Blue Jackets lose in OT to Montreal, weighing in on the team's start to the season

Aaron Portzline checks in following the Blue Jackets' OT loss to Montreal on Thursday night, their 2nd OT loss in a row. Also, discussing the start of the Blue Jackets' season and more. Please note: This live room was recorded October 27, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/20231 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds
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Preparing for the start of a new Blue Jackets season

Ahead of puck drop for the Blue Jackets' new season on Thursday, Aaron Portzline discusses the possibility of the team trading away a defenseman, expectations for Adam Fantilli, lines and pairs, what he hopes to see from the Blue Jackets this season, and takes questions from listeners. Please note: This live room was recorded October 11, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20231 hour 3 minutes 52 seconds
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Discussing an interesting camp, roster decisions remaining as deadline looms

Aaron is back to discuss Blue Jackets training camp, roster decisions that need to be made prior to Monday's deadline, the three players sidelined with shoulder injuries and more before fielding questions and comments from listeners about Kent Johnson, goaltending concerns, and more. Please note: This live room was recorded October 5, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/20231 hour 4 minutes 36 seconds
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Patrik Laine back at center, difficult roster decisions ahead, and camp observations

Aaron Portzline is back to discuss Patrik Laine's move back to center and becoming more of a prominent member of the Blue Jackets' dressing room, the roster decisions that need to be made at forward, and takes questions from subscribers including injury updates, observations from camp, and more. Please note: This live room was recorded on September 28, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/202354 minutes 14 seconds
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Mike Babcock's exit, Pascal Vincent becomes head coach, and roster questions as training camp is set to begin

Aaron Portzline returns discussing all things Mike Babcock, new head coach Pascal Vincent, and answers listener's roster and training camp questions. Please note: this Live Room was recorded September 20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/20231 hour 13 minutes 40 seconds
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Checking in with the Blue Jackets ahead of the NHL Draft

Aaron Portzline checks in with Blue Jackets fans ahead of next week's NHL Draft in Nashville, and after the latest news and notes, takes questions from listeners, including who they think the Blue Jackets should take with the #3 pick. Please note: This live room was recorded June 23, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/20231 hour 7 minutes 25 seconds
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A new-look defense, Dmitri Vorokov signed, and Alexandre Texier to return in newsworthy week for Blue Jackets

Aaron Portzline checks in following an eventful week for the Blue Jackets including acquiring Ivan Provorov and Damon Severson, signing Dmitri Voronkov, the news of Alexandre Texier returning next season, the scouting combine and much more as he also takes questions from listeners. Please note: This live room was recorded on June 13, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/20231 hour 4 minutes 54 seconds
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Blue Jackets intend to hire Mike Babcock as the next head coach

Aaron Portzline checks in with Blue Jackets fans about the news of the team intending to hire Mike Babcock as their next head coach and more! Please Note: This live room was recorded on June 5, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/202359 minutes 10 seconds
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Blue Jackets' search for a head coach continues

Aaron Portzline checks in with the latest on the Blue Jackets' search for a coach, including the news of the team having a conversation with Mike Babcock, before taking listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on May 18, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/202353 minutes
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NHL Draft Lottery reactions and what's next for the Blue Jackets

Porty checks in with Blue Jackets fans following the disappointing results for the team in the Draft Lottery and discusses what lies ahead. Please note: This live room was recorded on may 9, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/20231 hour 3 minutes 11 seconds
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The draft lottery and what do fans want in a new Blue Jackets coach?

Aaron Portzline checks in ahead of Monday's NHL Draft Lottery, and an update on the Blue Jackets' coaching search ahead of taking listeners questions, including what fans want in a new coach, how the draft lottery works, and more. Please note: This live room was recorded on May 4, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/20231 hour 13 minutes 59 seconds
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Blue Jackets fire coach Brad Larsen after two seasons

Porty checks in early in the week following the news of the Blue Jackets moving on from coach Brad Larsen, the future of others in the staff, and more, along with answering questions from listeners. Please note: This live room was recorded on April 17, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/20231 hour 1 minute 30 seconds
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Blue Jackets to face Penguins and Sabres as season comes to a close

Porty checks in ahead of the last two games of the Blue Jackets' season, with the team currently in 32nd in the league, with rookie NHL debuts set to occur Thursday night vs the Penguins. Please note: This live room was recorded on April 13, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/20231 hour 3 minutes 54 seconds
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Blue Jackets' season hits the home stretch

Porty checks in following an 8-1 loss to New Jersey on Thursday night with the latest news and notes for the Blue Jackets, before checking in with listeners as the team's season hits the home stretch with four games left. Please note: This live room was recording April 7, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/202345 minutes 38 seconds
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Bright spots for the Blue Jackets in a disappointing season

Aaron Portzline shares the latest Blue Jackets news and notes ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bruins, and where positives can be found in a disappointing season, before diving into listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on March 30, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/20231 hour 1 minute
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Blue Jackets defeat Sharks 6-5 in OT, and the state of Bedard Watch

Aaron Portzline checks in following a Blue Jackets OT win over the Sharks on Tuesday night, with Johnny Gaudreau having his best game so far as a Blue Jacket, and the state of Bedard Watch at the bottom of the standings, before diving into answering listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded March 15, 2023. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/202358 minutes 21 seconds
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Blue Jackets collapse in loss to Penguins, Corson Ceulemans signs ELC

Aaron checks in following the Blue Jackets crushing loss to the Penguins to share news on Ceulemans' ELC contract, the week ahead for the team, and answers questions from listeners. Please note, this live room was recorded on March 9, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/202354 minutes 46 seconds
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Blue Jackets trade Joonas Korpisalo and Vladislav Gavrikov to the Kings for Jonathan Quick

Aaron checks in following the Blue Jackets' late night trade on Wednesday that sends Korpisalo and Gavrikov to Los Angeles and brings Jonathan Quick to Columbus, and if there is more to come before the trade deadline on Friday. Please note: This live room was recorded on March 1, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/202342 minutes 34 seconds
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Blue Jackets getting hot at the wrong time as Gavrikov continues his wait to be dealt to a contender

On this week's edition of Front and Nationwide, Aaron discusses the Blue Jackets mini heater and how it's affecting the dive for Connor Bedard. Aaron addresses the ongoing saga involving pending UFA Vladislav Gavrikov who is projected to be traded any minute now. Plus Aaron answers your questions on what other changes the Jackets could be making ahead of the March 3rd trade deadline. This podcast was originally recorded on Thursday afternoon as part of a live room. Take advantage of MANSCAPED®’s best valued bundle and save 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code NHL23 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/20231 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
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Gavrikov in limbo as trade deadline looms

Aaron Portzline is back to discuss the latest with the Blue Jackets, including Gavrikov's current status with the team and teams sitting trade pieces before the deadline, the latest positive stretch of games for the team, including goaltending as of late and more before answering listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on Feb 17, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/202350 minutes 20 seconds
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Blue Jackets hit the All-Star break, Gus Nyquist will not need surgery

As the Blue Jackets hit their All-Star break, Aaron Portzline shares the latest news and notes for the Blue Jackets, including an update on Gus Nyquist and the effect on his potential trade value, a loss on Tuesday night to the Senators, the team's status in the Bedard Sweepstakes, and answers listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on February 1, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/202352 minutes 46 seconds
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A bit of a resurgence for the Blue Jackets

Checking in from Saskatchewan, Aaron Portzline breaks down the latest news and notes for the Blue Jackets, including a win over Edmonton on Wednesday, a suddenly resurgent team, and answers listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on Jan 26, 2023. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/nhl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/202347 minutes 49 seconds
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Corey Pronman shares his perspective on the Blue Jackets

After the latest news and notes on the Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline is joined by The Athletic's Corey Pronman to discuss his top hockey players under 23 list, the draft, answer listener questions and more.   Please note: This live room was recorded on Jan 18, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/202347 minutes 25 seconds
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Diving into the Blue Jackets' prospect pool with Scott Wheeler

Aaron Portzline shares the latest news and notes for the Blue Jackets before diving into the team's prospects with Scott Wheeler, and they answer some of your questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on January 11, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/202359 minutes 33 seconds
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What are the biggest storylines for the rest of the Blue Jackets' season?

After giving the latest news and notes for Columbus, Aaron Portzline discusses the biggest storylines that should be a thread through the rest of the team's season, and also answers listener questions. Please note: This live room was recorded on January 5, 2023 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/20231 hour 12 minutes 45 seconds
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Your wish for the Blue Jackets in the new year?

After hitting the latest news and notes for the Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline answers listener questions as well as asks them for their wishes for the team in the new year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/20221 hour 5 minutes 34 seconds
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CBJ fans looking for the fast-forward button with 54 games left to play?

Aaron Portzline discusses the Blue Jackets losing 4-0 to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, tonight’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Daniil Tarasov in net, the need to get Elvis Merzlikins’ game straightened out, the potential to draft top prospects Connor Bedard or Adam Fantilli in the 2023 NHL Draft, and more, as well as live listener questions.  Please note: this live room was recorded on December 15, 2022 Get a 1-year subscription to The Athletic for $2 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/20221 hour 1 minute 40 seconds
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What needs to change for the Blue Jackets after 9-4 home loss to Buffalo?

Aaron Portzline is here for you to vent about Wednesday's 9-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.  Please note: This Live Room was recorded on December 8, 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/202256 minutes 51 seconds
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Blue Jackets injury updates, prospect tidbits, and the meaning of this season

Aaron Portzline shares the latest new and notes on the Blue Jackets, including Gaudreau and Chinakhov returning to the ice and looking ahead to facing the Jets before getting to your questions in this live room. Please note: This live room was recording on December 1, 2022. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/202255 minutes 52 seconds
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Woe be the Blue Jackets

Aaron Portzline shares some good news and bad news in the latest news and notes about the Columbus Blue Jackets before taking your questions. Please note: This Live Room was recorded on November 15, 2022 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/202245 minutes 40 seconds
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Live, from Tampere, Finland, it's Front & Nationwide!

Aaron Portzline checks in from Tampere, Finland for this Live Room ahead of the NHL Global Series between the Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche. Please Note: This Live Room was recorded on November 3, 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/202245 minutes 35 seconds
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Patrik Laine returns to the lineup, Daniil Tarasov shows promise, and looking ahead to the Helsinki trip

Aaron Portzline discusses the return of Patrik Laine ahead of the Blue Jackets game vs the Coyotes Tuesday night, goalie Daniil Tarasov shining in his opportunities, and the upcoming trip to Finland before answering your questions. Please note: This Live Room was recorded on October 25, 2022. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3BKz27u Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/20221 hour 52 seconds
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Assessing the Blue Jackets' winless start and the slate of games ahead

Aaron Portzline shares the latest news and notes on the Blue Jackets, including a Patrik Laine update, before discussing the Blue Jackets being 0-3, facing the Canucks Tuesday night, takes questions from subscribers and more. Please note, this Live Room was recorded on October 18, 2022. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3BKz27u Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/202244 minutes 15 seconds
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A new Blue Jackets season is upon us

After the latest news and notes about the Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline takes listener questions in preparation for the new NHL season. Please note: This live room was recorded on Oct 10, 2022 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3BKz27u Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202249 minutes 43 seconds
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Blue Jackets July Q&A

Join Blue Jackets writer Aaron Portzline in this Live Room as he takes your questions and talks free agency, including how Columbus landing the NHL's biggest free agency, Johnny Gaudreau. Please note: This Live Room was recorded on July 28, 2022 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/20221 hour 19 minutes
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Pierre LeBrun reacts to Johnny Gaudreau landing in Columbus

Aaron Portzline is joined by Pierre LeBrun to discuss the Blue Jackets' blockbuster signing of free agent Johnny Gaudreau, including the surprise of teams like the Islanders and Flyers not making an offer for the player. Also, the decisions the team will have to make next if they want to keep Patrik Laine, how signing Johnny Hockey changes the perception of Columbus as a destination, and thoughts on the team now. To wrap up, Pierre shares thoughts on other free agency moves around the league, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/202231 minutes 41 seconds
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NHL Draft roundtable with Dave Maetzold and Jeff Svoboda

With the NHL Draft a week away, Aaron Portzline is joined by Bally Sports' Dave Maetzold and CBJ Insider Jeff Svoboda to discuss the prospects and who the Columbus Blue Jackets may select at #6 and #12. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/202257 minutes 16 seconds
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An NHL Draft preview with Scott Wheeler

The NHL Draft Lottery has passed, and we now know the Blue Jackets hold the #6 and #12 picks in the first round. Who could they take with them? Porty brings in draft guru Scott Wheeler to give an overview of the draft overall, who could be available when it's Columbus' turn, and review some of Columbus' picks in last year's draft. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/202236 minutes 35 seconds
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Blue Jackets Season Wrap-Up Live Q&A

Listen as Aaron takes your questions and looks back on the Jackets' 2021-22 season. Please note: The Live Room was recorded on May 5, 2022. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/202242 minutes 22 seconds
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John Davidson looks back on this Blue Jackets season, and shares optimism for the future

As the season is winding down, Porty shares a few pieces of Blue Jackets news and notes before being joined by John Davidson, the Blue Jackets' President of Hockey Operations. John shares some thoughts on the passings of Mike Bossy and Guy Lafleur, before giving his assessment of Columbus' season, Brad Larsen's first year as head coach, Boone Jenner and much more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/202242 minutes 36 seconds
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A conversation with Blue Jackets defenseman Nick Blankenburg

After sharing the latest Blues Jackets news and notes, including a disappointing California trip and the team being a part of the return of the NHL Global Series, Porty is joined by new Blue Jackets defenseman Nick Blankenburg to discuss his hockey background, the story about him switching from a forward to defenseman, experiencing California for the first time, his fit in Columbus, answers your Twitter questions and much more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/202240 minutes 53 seconds
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Bob McElligot discusses Kent Johnson and Nick Blankenburg, previews Blue Jackets-Canadiens

Porty is joined by the Bob McElligot, radio voice of the Blue Jackets, to discuss prospects Kent Johnson and Nick Blankenburg signing their ELCs, when we could see them, and what they bring to Columbus. Also the potential returns of David Savard and Josh Anderson in Wednesday's contest against the Canadiens. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/202250 minutes 51 seconds
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Corey Pronman looks into the Blue Jackets' future with a discussion about their prospects

Porty is joined by The Athletic's Corey Pronman to dive into to Blue Jackets' prospect pool, and discuss players that may join the club in the near future, including Kent Johnson, Kirill Marchenko, Dmitri Voronkov, Corson Ceulemans, and Aiden Hreschuk. Also, the NHL Draft lottery, Cole Sillinger and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/202244 minutes 19 seconds
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Breaking down the Max Domi trade with Sara Civian and George Richards

After laying down the latest news and notes for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline is joined by The Athletic's Hurricanes beat writer Sara Civian and Florida Hockey Now's George Richards to dig into the complicated trade of Max Domi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/202227 minutes 28 seconds
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Dave Maetzold weighs in on Blue Jackets injuries, their game against the Wild, and the approaching trade deadline

Porty checks in with Bally Sports Ohio's David Maetzold to discuss injuries the Blue Jackets have amassed, and preview the trade deadline. Thoughts on Boone Jenner's injury, the officiating in what could've been a serious injury for Jakub Voracek, and the temperature of the game vs. the Wild last Friday. Also, observations on the Blue Jackets win over the Golden Knights. Also as the trade deadline approaches, if Max Domi gets moved, and to where? Also, thoughts on Joonas Korpisalo, Dean Kukan, Gustav Nyquist, and weaponizing salary cap space. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/202236 minutes 55 seconds
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Jeff Rimer talks MC'ing Rick Nash's retirement ceremony, Nick Foligno's return, goaltending and more

Aaron Portzline is joined by Bally Sports Ohio's Jeff Rimer to give insights on Rick Nash's retirement ceremony, as he served as the MC on Saturday night. Also, discussing recent Blue Jackets games, some slow starts, and goaltending. Then going back to Saturday, discussing Nick Foligno also returning to Columbus as a member of the Bruins. And could #71 hang in the rafters of Nationwide Arena in the future? And it brings a spirited chat about other big name players that left the organization. To wrap up, a two-year extension for Justin Danforth and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/202239 minutes 45 seconds
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Celebrating Rick Nash Week with insights from Ken Hitchcock

Ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets retiring Rick Nash's jersey on Saturday, Porty is joined by former CBJ head coach and NHL legend Ken Hitchcock to discuss coaching Nash, coaching in Columbus, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/202237 minutes 13 seconds
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Pierre LeBrun on the Blue Jackets ahead of the trade deadline

Checking in from sunny Florida ahead of the Blue Jackets game against the Panthers, Porty shares the latest Blue Jackets news including Zach Werenski's injury, and prospect Daniil Tarasov's season ending hip surgery. Then he is joined by hockey insider Pierre LeBrun to discuss Patrik Laine's surge, and if it affects his future in Columbus ahead of the trade deadline. Also, a discussion on retool vs rebuild, possible trade deadline moves at the trade deadline for Columbus, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/202231 minutes 46 seconds
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Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre on a tough loss in Calgary, and discussing Adam Boqvist, Andrew Peeke, and Patrik Laine

It's the return of Bally Sports Ohio's Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre to Front & Nationwide this week, as he joins Aaron Portzline to discuss Tuesday night's Blue Jackets loss at the hands of the Flames, the play of defensemen Adam Boqvist and Andrew Peeke, Patrik Laine heating up and if he stays or goes, and more! Get an Athletic Subscription for $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/202234 minutes 5 seconds
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Discussing Blue Jackets prospects and the draft with Scott Wheeler

Checking in from Buffalo, Aaron Portzline catches you up on some of the latest Blue Jackets updates, including a 5-4 win over the Capitals on Tuesday, and some NHL debuts. Then he is joined by The Athletic's Scott Wheeler to discuss the Blue Jackets' prospect pipeline and the draft. Save on an subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/202253 minutes 9 seconds
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Marc Methot shares Blue Jackets memories, his move to the media side, and takeaways from the Senators

After sharing the latest news from Columbus, Porty dives into his chat with former Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot. Enjoy a fun conversation as Marc shares some memories as a member of the team, his trade to Ottawa, and his pinky injury from Sidney Crosby. Plus, observations on the Senators, what it's like from a player's perspective when a season goes south, his pick for Blue Jackets standouts, and probably most importantly, what sappy songs he'll admit he enjoys. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/202241 minutes
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Leon Draisaitl goes viral, previewing Blue Jackets-Flyers, and three potential players on the move at the trade deadline

This week, Porty is joined by Bally's Sports Ohio's Brian Giesenschlag to discuss the exchange between Jim Matheson and Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, and how the locker room/ media dynamics have changed over time, especially with the introduction of Zoom. Then, a preview of Thursday night's game against the Flyers, and meeting a familiar face in Cam Atkinson. Also, the NHL has released its updated schedule, three potential CBJ players on the move at the trade deadline, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/202241 minutes 6 seconds
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Jody Shelley previews Blue Jackets-Hurricanes, Jakub Voracek's 1000th game, Gregory Hofmann staying in Switzerland, and more

Aaron is joined this week by Bally Sports Ohio's Jody Shelley to preview Thursday's game vs the Hurricanes, and discuss facing teams that seem to have your number. Also, in a down stretch for the team, how are the new leaders in the locker room handling the situation? Then, discussing Jakub Voracek's 1000th game, Gregory Hofmann deciding to not play for the club, some listener questions, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/202231 minutes 23 seconds
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A peek into the Blue Jackets' near-future with Cleveland Monsters play by play announcer Tony Brown

Aaron Portzline starts the show with few noteworthy items with the Blue Jackets, including the latest slump, who may be out for Thursday's game versus New Jersey, and Jakub Voracek on the verge of the 1000-game milestone. Then, Porty is joined by Cleveland Monsters play by play announcer Tony Brown to dig into some Columbus prospects that may be bound for the big club in the future: Liam Foudy, Tyler Angle, Trey Fix-Wolansky, and more! Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/202246 minutes 42 seconds
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The Blue Jackets scheduled to return to action, the World Junior Championship is canceled, and more with Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre

Aaron Portzline is joined this week by Blue Jackets broadcaster Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre to discuss the Blue Jackets being scheduled to return to play Thursday, the cancelation of the World Juniors tournament and how day-to-day uncertainty can affect a player, the return of Boone Jenner, Oliver Bjorkstrand being out, and more! Now, through New Year's Eve, get a subscription to The Athletic for $1.99/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/202129 minutes 54 seconds
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A COVID-19 surge in the NHL, the Olympics, and Blue Jackets observations with Jeff Svoboda

Checking in from frigid Edmonton, Aaron Portzline is joined by friend of the show and Bluejackets.com's Jeff Svoboda. together, they discuss the surge of positive COVID-19 test in in the NHL, including the Blue Jackets' game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday being postponed. Also, NHL players desired to play in the Olympics, what are the chances now that it happens? Then, after a loss to the Canucks where Vancouver scored four unanswered goals, the duo share some observations about the team, including is it time to give Yegor Chinakhov some ice time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/202139 minutes 12 seconds
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Alison Lukan returns to discuss Blue Jackets' road woes, Sonny Milano's emergence in Anaheim, and a preview of CBJ vs Seattle Kraken

Aaron Portzline welcomes back Alison Lukan to the pod, and the duo discusses the latest Blue Jackets news, the team's record on the road, and giving up quick goals while on the penalty kill. Then as the team prepares to play against Anaheim on Thursday, the return of familiar face Sonny Milano, and how he has found success with the Ducks. Also, a preview of Blue Jackets vs. the Seattle Kraken, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/202142 minutes 9 seconds
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Assessing the Blue Jackets at the twenty-game mark with Bally Sports Ohio's Dave Maetzold

Checking in from Dallas, Aaron Portzline is joined by Bally Sports Ohio's Dave Maetzold to discuss what has impressed them about the team so far this season, from "The Jake Effect", to goaltending, the difference in playing under Brad Larsen, and much more. Get an annual subscription to The Athletic for $3.99/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/202138 minutes 24 seconds
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Discussing Blue Jackets player development, Rick Nash's number retirement and more with Derek Dorsett

As the Blue Jackets' next road trip gets underway, Aaron Portzline shares some thoughts on the upcoming games, the last batch, and some updates on Max Domi and others before welcoming former CBJ forward, and current player development coach Derek Dorsett. He give insights on working in the world of player development, working under former teammate Rick Nash, Nash's upcoming number retirement, and much more. Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/202142 minutes 36 seconds
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Oliver Bjorkstrand discusses playing for Team Denmark in the upcoming Olympics, his hockey journey, and more

Aaron Portzline shares his thoughts on the Blue Jackets and their 7-3-0 start, and the latest on Jakub Voracek, Max Domi and Adam Boqvist. Then he is joined by Oliver Bjorkstrand to talk the team's success early on, him making most of more opportunities, playing for Team Denmark in the upcoming Olympics, and much more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202134 minutes 56 seconds
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Jeff Rimer on a matchup against the Avalanche, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Blue Jackets' start and more

Aaron Portzline is joined by play by play announcer Jeff Rimer ahead of Wednesday's game against the Avalanche to discuss updates on Max Domi and Adam Boqvist, the latest in the news surrounding the Blackhawks and the NHL, what he thinks about the Blue Jackets' start, a look ahead to what could be an interesting trade deadline for the team, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/202129 minutes 48 seconds
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Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke on energy around the team, growing up playing hockey in Florida, and more

Aaron Portzline gives updates on the Blue Jackets following their practice Wednesday, including news on Adam Boqvist, Max Domi, and Dean Kukan, before being joined by CBJ defenseman Andrew Peeke, to discuss energy around the team, growing up playing hockey in Florida, what is it with hockey players and chicken parm, and more. Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/202130 minutes 3 seconds
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Blue Jackets radio play-by-play announcer Bob McElligott on the team's start, measuring success this season and more

After some Blue Jackets updates, Aaron Portzline is joined by CBJ radio play-by-play announcer Bob McElligott to discuss the team's start, and to preview Thursday's game vs. the Islanders. Also, continuing questions at center, being proactive in a rebuild, how a fan should measure success this season, and much more! Get an annual subscription to The Athletic for $3.99/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/202141 minutes 30 seconds
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Sean Kuraly on coming home to the Blue Jackets, updates on Mikko Lehtonen, Yegor Chinakhov, and more

Aaron Portzline catches you up on the latest news on Mikko Lehtonen, Yegor Chinakhov, defensive pairings and more, before sitting down with CBJ newcomer Sean Kuraly to discuss coming home to play for Columbus and opening night, expectations for this season and much more. Get 50% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/202134 minutes 42 seconds
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John Buccigross on the NHL's return to ESPN, John Tortorella, the Blue Jackets and more

Aaron Portzline is joined by ESPN's John Buccigross to discuss the NHL's return to the network, working with John Tortorella, his thoughts on the Blue Jackets and the Metropolitan Division this season, and what goes into a good chicken parm? Save 50% off an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Join The Athletic’s official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/202135 minutes 19 seconds
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Previewing the Metropolitan Division for the 2021-22 NHL season

As Alison bids farewell in her final episode as co-host of the podcast, she and Aaron discuss the Metropolitan Division and how they think the standings will shake out. Who do they have winning the division? Where do the Blue Jackets fit in? Join The Athletic’s official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/202130 minutes 51 seconds
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Elvis Merzlikins gets 5-year extension, Zac Rinaldo told to stay away from the Blue Jackets, and more

Aaron and Alison discuss the news of goalie Elvis Merzlikins' contract extension, and what it also means for Joonas Korpisalo. Then, Zac Rinaldo has been told to stay away from the Blue Jackets as their lone unvaccinated player, observations from the Traverse City tournament, and more. Get 50% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/202139 minutes 7 seconds
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Blue Jackets fire assistant couch Sylvain Lefebvre and previewing the Traverse City prospects tournament

Aaron and Alison discuss the firing of Blue Jackets assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre, Blue Jackets prospects and the Traverse City tournament, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/202140 minutes 49 seconds
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The five biggest moments of the Blue Jackets' offseason

With training camp just around the corner, Aaron and Alison look back over the summer and discuss the five biggest moments in the Blue Jackets' offseason, from trades, to extensions, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/202140 minutes 33 seconds
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Insights into the Blue Jackets' offseason with GM Jarmo Kekalainen

Aaron Portzline is joined by Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen to discuss the draft, moving on from players like Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson and bringing in Jake Bean and Adam Boqvist, the goal of keeping players long-term, answer some fan questions, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/202137 minutes 29 seconds
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Discussing Blue Jackets moves in free agency, the NHL Entry Draft and more

Aaron and Alison recap the Blue Jackets' moves in opening of the NHL Free Agency period, including signing Sean Kuraly, and extending Boone Jenner and Eric Robinson, and a one-year deal for Patrik Laine. Also, the departures of Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson, a look back at how Columbus did in the NHL Entry Draft, and much more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/202141 minutes 42 seconds
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Seattle Kraken select Blue Jackets defenseman Gavin Bayreuther in the Expansion Draft, and looking ahead to the NHL Entry Draft

Aaron and Alison discuss the surprise choice of Seattle selecting Gavin Bayreuther in the team's expansion draft, and why other unprotected players not taken. Also, with the NHL Entry Draft on Friday, Aaron and Alison discuss possible options for Columbus with the #5 pick, the team's recent draft history, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/202141 minutes 53 seconds
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Discussing the Expansion Draft, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter buyouts, Seth Jones and more

With the NHL Expansion Draft coming close, Aaron and Alison discuss what decisions the Blue Jackets may need to make on players to protect, and where it can get interesting at forward. Plus, the latest on Seth Jones, their thoughts on the Wild's buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter's contracts, Duncan Keith to the Oilers, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/202137 minutes 17 seconds
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Remembering Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan dedicate this episode to the memory Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/202131 minutes 29 seconds
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Assistant Coach Pascal Vincent on joining the Blue Jackets' staff, power plays, Patrik Laine and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by new Assistant Coach Pascal Vincent to discuss coming to Columbus after ten years in Winnipeg, gelling as a coaching staff under new head coach Brad Larsen, power plays, Patrik Laine and much more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/202145 minutes 41 seconds
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Assessing Jack Eichel-Columbus Blue Jackets trade rumors, how to approach a successful rebuild, John Tortora becomes Senior VP, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the possibility of the Columbus Blue Jackets acquiring disgruntled Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel, and how his neck injury could impact his value on the trade market, the correct rebuild approach for the Blue Jackets, John Tortora taking over as Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/202137 minutes 22 seconds
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Brad Larsen named head coach, Rick Nash named new Director of Player Development, Nationwide Arena DORA vote, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss Brad Larsen becoming the 8th full-time head coach in Columbus Blue Jackets history, front office moves including Rick Nash being promoted to Director of Player Development, an upcoming city council vote on a DORA around Nationwide Arena, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/202145 minutes 2 seconds
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Max Domi's shoulder surgery, the latest on a search for a head coach, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the latest in the Blue Jackets' world, including Max Domi's shoulder surgery and the affects of losing him for 5-6 months, the latest in the team's search for a head coach, if the team is headed for a rebuild, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/202137 minutes 51 seconds
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Blue Jackets will pick 5th in the 2021 NHL Draft, and discussing Seth Jones

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss Wednesday night's NHL Draft Lottery, and the Blue Jackets getting the 5th overall pick, also Seth Jones informing the team that he will test free agency next summer, should CBJ trade him, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/202130 minutes 27 seconds
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John Davidson returns to the Blue Jackets, the search for a coach, IIHF highlights and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the return of John Davidson to the Blue Jackets' front office, Jarmo Kekalainen's extension, and what both mean for the franchise moving forward. Also, the search for a coach is on, highlights from the IIHF World Championships, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/202136 minutes 4 seconds
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Decisions on goaltending, Seth Jones, loom for Blue Jackets

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan focus on two storylines the Blue Jackets need to address in the offseason: which goaltender does the team keep, and if they sign Seth Jones to an extension this offseason. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/202133 minutes 1 second
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The end of the John Tortorella era, and the top five topics of the Blue Jackets' offseason

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the end of John Tortorella's time in Columbus and share some memories and stories about the coach. Also, the top five topics the Blue Jackets will need to tackle during the offseason, including finding a coach, Seth Jones and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/202146 minutes 11 seconds
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Tom Wilson, drama in New York, and former players' thoughts on the Blue Jackets

There certainly has been a lot going on around the NHL lately, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss everything from Tom Wilson, to the Rangers' firing of John Davidson and Jeff Gorton. Also, what former players had to say about the Columbus Blue Jackets. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/202145 minutes 3 seconds
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Elvis Merzlikins shines in shootout win, shares thoughts on season, John Tortorella on the "the room" ,and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan recap the Blue Jackets' 1-0 win in a shootout over the Detroit Red Wings, and Elvis Merzlikins' performance. Also, Merzlikins comments about the team and playing through a losing streak, John Tortorella's thoughts on the team culture, the duo answers some of your questions, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/202151 minutes 15 seconds
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Max Domi gets benched, and approaching a Blue Jackets reload

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the bleakness of the Blue Jackets as this season winds down, the benching of Max Domi by John Tortorella, and the team as it approaches an offseason of "reloading". Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/202145 minutes 44 seconds
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Blue Jackets without Nick Foligno, David Savard, and Riley Nash after trade deadline, reloading vs. rebuilding, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the state of the Blue Jackets post-trade deadline, and the impact of losing Nick Foligno, David Savard and Riley Nash. Also, the Blue Jackets looking at a "reload" situation for the team moving forward and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationswide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/202145 minutes 39 seconds
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NHL Trade Deadline: Discussing the options for the Blue Jackets

The NHL Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss what could possibly be in store for the Blue Jackets. Are David Savard or Nick Foligno on the move? Does the team trade a goalie? Also, how the latest injuries for Boone Jenner and Riley Nash can further complicate things. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/202139 minutes 5 seconds
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The Blue Jackets' attempt at an identity change

There are less than 20 games left for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but who is this team? Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss John Tortorella's desire to change them into a defense-first mentality at this stage of the game. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/202137 minutes 12 seconds
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Tim Peel's hot mic, and how will the Blue Jackets handle the trade deadline?

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss referee Tim Peel's hot mic incident during the Predators- Red Wings game before discussing the difficult situation Columbus currently finds itself in: On the bubble for a playoff spot, how should the team handle the trade deadline? Save on a subscription to the Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/202144 minutes 25 seconds
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Previewing Blue Jackets- Hurricanes, shootout woes, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the latest news of Mikhail Grigorenko clearing waivers and Alexandre Texier being out before previewing the upcoming Blue Jackets-Hurricanes series, turn their focus to shootouts, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/202142 minutes 36 seconds
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NHL trade deadline preview: Blue Jackets trade tiers, the goalies and more

With the NHL trade deadline approaching and a team unable to get traction, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss what may be on the horizon for the Blue Jackets. Who moves? Who stays? Do both goalies stick around?  Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/202139 minutes 20 seconds
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Blue Jackets fans return to home games, a vote of confidence for John Tortorella and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the impact of the return of fans in a limited capacity for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings. Also, Jarmo Kekalainen's vote of confidence for John Tortorella and a discussion about midseason coaching changes, and Alison's sweet victory. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/202134 minutes 35 seconds
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A 6-5 OT loss to Chicago, practice observations, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, and share their observations from Wednesday's practice, including updates on ZachWerenski and Michael Del Zotto. Also, looking ahead to Thursday's game, the league's attempt to fit in 56 games for every team, Patrik Laine...and a wager is afoot! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Also, we're looking for your feedback, tell us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/athleticaudiosurvey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/202143 minutes 14 seconds
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Columbus' issues in their zone, evaluating goaltending, Max Domi, and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan look back at the Blue Jackets vs. Carolina, and their issues getting out of their own zone. Also, how these issues have affected the team's goalies, and how to evaluate them effectively, Max Domi's struggles, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/202138 minutes 33 seconds
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What a week: Patrik Laine benched, Mikko Koivu retires, and an offside goal

What a week for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan rewind and break down all that has transpired, including Patrik Laine's benching, Mikko Koivu's retirement, and how THAT goal was allowed. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/202142 minutes 5 seconds
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Discussing struggles for Seth Jones and Zach Werenski, and how it also affects the offense

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan dive into the struggles of Seth Jones and Zach Werenski, and how those struggles are affecting the play of the CBJ offense. Also, Patrik Laine makes his debut, Kevin Stenlund is activated off of IR, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/202138 minutes 30 seconds
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Pierre-Luc Dubois exits, Patrik Laine enters

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan dive into the trade that sent Dubois to Winnepeg and brought Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic to Columbus. What would be the signs that CBJ won this trade? Also, the unfortunate end to PLD's time in Columbus, Roslovic comes home and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/202143 minutes 17 seconds
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The Blue Jackets' sluggish start, the Tampa Bay series and more

The Blue Jackets have come out of the gate 1-2-1 and have an offense struggling to score. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the team's problems, if the Pierre-Luc Dubois situation is hurting this team and if Jarmo Kekalainen should solve the issue sooner rather than later, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/202139 minutes 43 seconds
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Preparing for the Blue Jackets' season opener with Fox Sports Ohio's Jody Shelley

We are so close to Blue Jackets hockey being played, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by Fox Sports Ohio broadcaster and former Blue Jacket Jody Shelley to get you ready. They discuss the roster, Jody gives his perspective on the PLD situation, his projections for the Blue Jackets' in the Central division, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/202138 minutes 41 seconds
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Thoughts on Blue Jackets camp and bold predictions for the new season

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the first few days of Blue Jackets camp, and observations from the team scrimmage Wednesday night. Then they dive into making some bold predictions for the season, who will score the most goals? Most assists? Comeback player?  Subscribe to The Athletic for $3.99 a month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/202138 minutes 6 seconds
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Blue Jackets Training Camp, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and more

Blue Jackets training camp has begun, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan share their observations including line combos and defensive pairings, and Michael Del Zotto. They also dive into the Pierre-Luc Dubois situation, can PLD and the team co-exist while they work out a resolution? Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/202138 minutes 12 seconds
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Discussing the biggest questions for the Blue Jackets ahead of training camp

Training camp is right around the corner, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss what questions are lingering for this Blue Jackets team. Will Max Domi push Pierre-Luc Dubois for the #1 center spot? Also, how will PLD's contract situation play out? And as promised, Alison's John Denver story. Subscribe to The Athletic and save: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/202044 minutes 30 seconds
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Discussing the new Central division, taxi squads and more

Hockey is finally around the corner! Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss how the Blue Jackets may approach a shortened season, how they stack up against a new-look Central division, taxi squads, and more. Buy a subscription to The Athletic, gift a year: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/202036 minutes 41 seconds
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Nick and Janelle Foligno discuss "Dear Heart: A Letter to My Special Heart"

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan welcome Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, as they discuss Janelle's new children's book, "Dear Heart: A Letter to My Special Heart". They share their daughter Milana's story, lessons adults can take from the book, Nick's time being home when there is usually a season going on, and much more. Find the book here: http://heartsplaybook.com/ Buy a subscription, gift a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/202036 minutes 17 seconds
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Blue Jackets get set for New Year's Training Camp

On this edition of Front and Nationwide, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the proposed divisions for the 20/21 NHL season, and how this Covid-19 division may benefit the Blue Jackets. Aaron and Alison discuss the shortened training camp and how team travel will work during the pandemic. Plus Portzline & Lukan take a look at how the Jackets are better positioned for the NHL expansion draft for Seattle, than they were three years ago when Vegas entered the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202037 minutes 16 seconds
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Dr. Mark Cameron returns to discuss COVID-19 and effects on the NHL's season

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan welcome back Dr. Mark Cameron, Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He last appeared on the show in late May to discuss the NHL's bubble plan for return to play, now he's back to discuss this very challenging phase of the pandemic, how it affect's the NHL next season, teams hoping to play outdoors, and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic and save: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/202050 minutes 23 seconds
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Blue Jackets share what they are thankful for

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan gather notes from around the Blue Jackets organization, media, and friends sharing what they are thankful for this year. Subscribe to The Athletic and save: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/202025 minutes 52 seconds
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Talking next season, Reverse Retro jerseys and more with TSN's Ray Ferraro

Aaron Portzline is joined this week by TSN's Ray Ferraro to discuss the road to next season, his thoughts on the new Reverse Retro jerseys, what can get the Blue Jackets over the hump, and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/week: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/202051 minutes 51 seconds
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Discussing lingering questions about the upcoming season with Jeff Rimer

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by Fox Sports Ohio's Jeff Rimer to discuss the upcoming season and the latest meetings about it. How many games need to happen to make it a legitimate season? Also, his favorite/least favorite moves of the offseason, a great Larry King story and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/202037 minutes 11 seconds
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Checking in with Gustav Nyquist, Gavrikov's new contract + more

Aaron Portzline checks in with Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist after his surgery to repair a torn labrum. Nyquist discusses his injury, updates on how he's feeling, his first year in Columbus, his experience within the NHL bubble and much more. Also, Aaron and Alison Lukan discuss possible time without Nyquist for Columbus, Vladislav Gavrikov's new contract, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/202032 minutes 26 seconds
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Getting Jody Shelley's perspective on the Blue Jackets

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by Fox Sports Ohio's Jody Shelley to get his thoughts on the Blue Jackets' offseason moves including the loss of Josh Anderson and the addition of Max Domi and Mikko Koivu, broadcasting from outside the NHL bubble, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/202035 minutes 17 seconds
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The road to the Blue Jackets becoming contenders

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan take a 30,000 feet view of the Blue Jackets and discuss what is necessary for them to become true contenders, and three avenues to help achieve it: the draft, free agency and trades. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/202045 minutes 55 seconds
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Surveying the Blue Jackets' horizon: Nick Foligno's future

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan take their focus off of this current offseason and look ahead to Nick Foligno and his contract. He wishes to remain a member of the Blue Jackets for life, will the team make it happen, a conversation about number retirement, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/202042 minutes 55 seconds
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The addition of Mikko Koivu and discussing Blue Jackets in free agency

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the conservative approach the Blue Jackets have taken in this year's free agency period, the signing of Mikko Koivu, the left wing market, goalies, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/202034 minutes 14 seconds
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Reflecting on the 1st Day of free agency

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan look back on the 1st day of NHL free agency around the league, and while the day was quiet, moving players like Alexander Wennberg shows there may be something on the horizon.  Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202036 minutes 23 seconds
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Josh Anderson out, Max Domi in, and the 21st pick Yegor Chinakhov

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the trade that sent Josh Anderson to the Canadiens and brings in Max Domi. What impact will Domi have on the Blue Jackets? Also, they discuss the team's 21st pick in the NHL Draft, Yegor Chinakhov. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/202037 minutes 41 seconds
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Looking Ahead to the NHL Draft

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss next week's NHL Draft, the difference of it being virtual, the approach the Blue Jackets may take with their picks, contract talks, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/202033 minutes 52 seconds
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Exploring a buyout of Alexander Wennberg's contract

The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to be active in the offseason, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan explore the scenario of a buyout of Alexander Wennberg's contract in order to facilitate some moves. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/202035 minutes 42 seconds
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Discussing the Blue Jackets' outside options at wing

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan dive into the possible wingers that the Blue Jackets can pursue via trade or free agency.  Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/202040 minutes 5 seconds
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Discussing the Blue Jackets' Outside Options at Center

The Blue Jackets need help at center. and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan dive into the possible players the team can pursue via free agency or trade. Also, thoughts on the latest NHL Award announcements. Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/202035 minutes 48 seconds
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Discussing the best and worst drafts in Blue Jackets history

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan count down and discuss the best five drafts and the five worst drafts in franchise history. What were the biggest hits and misses?Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/202055 minutes 35 seconds
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Europe, The AHL & More: A Chat with Chris Clark

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by the Blue Jackets' director of player personnel and Cleveland Monsters GM Chris Clark to discuss how different this time of year is compared to the past, loaning players to Europe during the offseason, AHL uncertainty, and more.   Subscribe to the Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/202041 minutes 27 seconds
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The Paradox of Tortorella

We now know the results of the voting for the Jack Adams trophy, and it did not go to John Tortorella. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan spend this episode discussing Torts, why the voting may have gone the way it did, his coaching approach, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/202032 minutes 6 seconds
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Applying the NHL Awards to the Blue Jackets Roster

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by Jeff Svoboda of bluejackets.com, and to coincide with NHL Awards announcement week, they spend some time discussing which players on the Blue Jackets they would give each award. Listen to their discussion and thoughts about their CBJ candidates for the Norris, Selke, Calder, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/202045 minutes 28 seconds
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Bill Zito Becomes Panthers GM, Paul MacLean Departs

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the news of Blue Jackets' Vice President of Hockey Operations Bill Zito taking on the role of GM for the Florida Panthers, and the decision to let assistant coach Paul MacLean go after this season. What do these departures mean for the Columbus Blue Jackets? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/202031 minutes 4 seconds
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Discussing Blue Jackets Trade Tiers, Player Grades and more

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss Corey Pronman's organizational ranking of the Columbus Blue Jackets, what are the strengths and weaknesses of their talent pipeline? Also, which players are most likely to be on the move, Alison assesses Aaron's player grades and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/202039 minutes 53 seconds
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There Can Be No Normal When This Continues to Happen

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by Dr. Nicole Kraft to discuss athletes' responses to the Jacob Blake shooting in postponing games and how it looked for the NHL to continue playing on Wednesday night. Also, the need for action to back up words of support, growing league initiatives, reintroducing empathy, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/202037 minutes 35 seconds
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Outlining the Blue Jackets' Offseason To-Do List

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one week into their offseason, and Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan draw up their plans for where the team needs to look to improve. Which position group needs the most help? Can it be addressed via free agency? Also, the trade targets, the untouchable players, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/202037 minutes 57 seconds
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An Emotional Season for the Blue Jackets Comes to a Close

Aaron is joined by Blue Jackets Radio play by play Bob McElligott for a recap of the first round series vs the Tampa Bay Lightning, and a deep dive on the season as a whole for Columbus. Aaron and Bob discuss the job that John Tortorella did behind the bench this season, the work on the roster that Jarmo Kekalainen has ahead of him. Plus the guys take a closer at the goaltending tandem of Elvis and Joonas and what Blue Jackets could be on the move this off-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/202049 minutes 16 seconds
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Getting the Defensive Perspective on the Blue Jackets- Lightning Series from Brian Engblom

Aaron Portzline is joined by Brian Engblom, former NHL defenseman and current broadcaster with the Tampa Bay Lightning. They discuss how the Lightning have learned from their mistakes in last year's series, his thoughts on Victor Hedman and Seth Jones, his vision for the rest of the postseason for the Lightning, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/202037 minutes 40 seconds
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5 OTs, Stand Out Players & More: Blue Jackets- Lightning Series Observations with Joe Smith

Aaron Portzline is joined by Lightning beat writer Joe Smith to discuss the series so far, the 5 OT thriller that was Game 1 and CBJ's response in Game 2, players who have surprised on both teams, who gets Aaron's award for best name in the league and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/202035 minutes 48 seconds
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Previewing the Blue Jackets-Lightning Round One Playoff Series with Joe Smith

The Blue Jackets advanced to the playoffs and now will face last year's round one opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning, again in a best-of-seven series. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by Joe Smith from The Athletic Tampa to discuss injuries on both teams and resulting lineup changes; how Tampa Bay has changed their style of play; opinions of each team of one another; is this battle personal? and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/202033 minutes 12 seconds
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How 'bout the Blue Jackets? Discussing Columbus' Game Three comeback win

Down 3-0 in Game Three, the Blue Jackets roared back for a 4-3 overtime win against the Maple Leafs to take a 2-1 series lead in the qualifying round. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break down how it all went down: changing goaltenders; Pierre-Luc Dubois' big night; Seth Jones goal; and also what's next: who's in net, ice time, and more. Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/202027 minutes 11 seconds
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Game One Breakdown: Blue Jackets versus the Maple Leafs

The Blue Jackets won the first game of their play-in series against Toronto 2-0. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss all that went into that victory: goaltending, defensive play; Toronto's response; and more. They also talk about Seth Jones elevating his play, his status as a future Norris Trophy winner, and what to expect in Game Two.Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/202034 minutes 24 seconds
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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Play In Series Preview

Aaron Portzline is joined by James Mirtle, the co-host of Leaf Report and Editor in Chief of the Athletic NHL to give Blue Jackets fans a primer on the Maple Leafs, ahead of the beginning of the five game play in series in Toronto. The guys discuss the Torts factor, Sheldon Keefe's first playoff appearance, who will score for Columbus and who will defend for Toronto? Mirtle and Porty also offer up their predictions for the series, ahead of game one in the Toronto bubble on August 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/202056 minutes 37 seconds
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Now inside the bubble, the Blue Jackets are one step closer to post season hockey

The Blue Jackets - and the NHL - made it safely to two hub cities this weekend and are now readying for exhibition play and play-in rounds. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break down what comes next including Columbus' current lineup; the benefit of a mental edge; the application of "speed," along with recognition of Cam Atkinson's nomination for the King Clancy Trophy.Get 40% off of a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwideTo advertise on Front & Nationwide, go to theathletic.com/podcastads Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/202042 minutes 26 seconds
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Previewing the Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs qualifying series with NHL Insider Mike Zeisberger

Mike Zeisberger, who lives in Toronto and is an NHL insider with NHL.com, joins the program to discuss the upcoming Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs qualifying series.Get 40% Off of an Annual Subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/202045 minutes 42 seconds
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Discussing Blue Jackets' training camp, the Toronto Bubble and more with Jeff Rimer

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21/07/202041 minutes 56 seconds
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Breaking down Blue Jackets Training Camp and what comes next with Bob McElligott

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17/07/202048 minutes 57 seconds
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Blue Jackets' Training Camp 2.0 Begins

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14/07/202039 minutes 10 seconds
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Blue Jackets readying to return to play and operate under a new salary cap

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10/07/202035 minutes 12 seconds
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Talking sports' return to play with Brian Giesenschlag

The NHL is on the cusp of approving its return to play plan. FoxSports Ohio's Brian Giesenschlag joins Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan to discuss the pros and cons of the league's outline as well as compare it to other sports like baseball. They also talk about changes to media coverage, what to expect from the Blue Jackets when the team plays Toronto, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/202046 minutes 51 seconds
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NHL Closing in on Return to Play and New CBA

Details are starting to come into focus for two key NHL decision points: what a new CBA will look like, and also how the playoffs of the 2019 season will be conducted. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break down both of these topics and look at the current state of affairs through a Blue Jackets lens addressing questions around the salary cap, the first overall Draft pick, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/202036 minutes 15 seconds
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Understanding the psychology of abuse in sports

As stories like Dan Fritsche's continue to shine a light on the culture of abuse in hockey, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan talk with Dr. Jamey Houle, the lead sports psychologist at The Ohio State University about why abuse happens, its impact, how we can try to mitigate it, and if sports culture is changing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/202040 minutes 35 seconds
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Discussing abuse in junior hockey and Dan Fritsche's experience

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26/06/202041 minutes 1 second
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Celebrating the 2000 NHL Draft Cousins, the Wild and the Blue Jackets

Aaron Portzline and Michael Russo discuss the 20-year anniversaries of the Minnesota-Columbus expansion and first entry drafts, swap old stories, talk about their respective team personal Mount Rushmore's and discuss how they got into the biz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/20201 hour 1 minute 9 seconds
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Talking about getting back to the ice with assistant coach Brad Larsen

The Blue Jackets are skating in small groups now and have been joined by some coaches. In this episode, assistant coach Brad Larsen joins Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan to talk about what it's like to get back on the ice - how you even make it into the Arena; what are mini group skates like; how the coaches are preparing: the opportunity that lies ahead in potential playoffs; and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/202042 minutes 11 seconds
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Status of NHL hub cities; will Josh Anderson rejoin Blue Jackets this season

As the NHL inches closer to return to play, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan debate the viability of Columbus as one of the two hub cities. They also break down what they think the Blue Jackets roster might look like for post-season play and discuss if Josh Anderson will be part of that group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/202036 minutes 29 seconds
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NHL is one step closer to NHL hockey; Tortorella's evolving position on protests

The NHL has announced a date for Phase 3 of their return to play plan. What does this mean for the Blue Jackets? What needs to happen to get players back and ready to return to the ice? Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break all that down, along with the viability of Columbus still being a hub city candidate. They also discuss John Tortorella's comments on protest within the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/202039 minutes 23 seconds
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Nathan Gerbe is this year's Masterton Nominee

The Professional Hockey Writers Association has announced each team's nominee for this year's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy that is given to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey, and the Blue Jackets' candidate is Nathan Gerbe. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan talk about Gerbe's deserved nomination and also provide updates on league-wide news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/202031 minutes 17 seconds
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NHL takes it's next steps; hockey responds to racial injustice

The NHL released more details in its return to play plan. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan talk about the new information on structure and small group workouts. They also share the Blue Jackets' players reactions to the murder of George Floyd and the growing focus on racial inequity that is coming from the NHL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/202035 minutes 54 seconds
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Checking in with Cam Atkinson

Show Notes: 1:47 Returning from ankle injury 3:21 Thoughts on 24 team playoff 4:40 the major questions taht still exist 5:30 Managing mental and physical preparation 7:20 Maintaining mental energy 8:40 Spending time with family 9:53 Evaluating the Toronto matchup 12:53 What work will be needed in training camp 14:10 Torts' weekly player quizzes 15:07 the coaches quiz leader board 15:56 Who's create the latest coach's quiz 16:39 Thoughts on small group workouts 18:40 How the FOrce Network Fund 5K came to be 22:03 Promoting the event on social 27:41 Shoutouts to everyone who helped 26:08 Porty's daughter's chirps 26:38 Porty's 5K Course Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/202033 minutes 19 seconds
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The science behind a possible return to play

1:00 NHL’s plan is reasonable 2:45 Mitigating risk 3:08 Success of Ohio’s actions 6:20 Risk factors involved 8:14 Testing access and supply 13:05 Steps to take to stay safe 16:40 new lessons from COVID-19 18:00 Maintaining the integrity of the bubble 21:00 Similarity to an Olympic Park 22:00 can you transmit via sweat 26:27 Can weather have an impact 29:46 The risks that may come in the fall 30:00 Antibodies 33:20 Importance of a vaccine 35:05 Learning about a new virus 39:00 Extra steps NHL has to take? 42:25 TOR-CBJ prediction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/202047 minutes 36 seconds
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One step closer to the return of hockey?

Show Notes: :46 player approval of plan 2:14 Two teams voted against 3:39 22 page list of requirements for Phase II 5:42 Columbus as a hub city still in play? 10:39 Timeline for hockey to return 13:23 Delay of next season 14:00 Quarantine ramification 15:11 Testing 19:30 impacts to teams around the league 20:40 TOR-CBJ matchup 23:26 First round / play-in ramifications 26:03 CBJ injuries update 28:19 Expiring contracts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/202036 minutes 34 seconds
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Exploring a Possible NHL Return and Listener Q&A

1:00 Will teams play in Columbus 1:33 Recapping the NHL's proposal 2:15 CBJ is in 4:03 Should the field be smaller than 24 teams? 6:37 What we think of a CBJ TOR matchup 8:34 CBJ defense vs TOR offense 9:34 Mental preparation 10:49 no start date determined / benefits to Columbus hosting? 13:13 Top four seeds will play to re-seed 13:30 Most intriguing matchup in the East 15:40 Most intriguing matchup in the West 17:01 Listener Q&A - Projecting lines and pairs 23:00 Goaltending 25:12 Doing what is best healthwise 28:00 Playing in empty rinks 31:29 Q&A: Downgrade for CBJ 33:14 Q&A Do CBJ go after Mathew Barzal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/202036 minutes 59 seconds
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A conversation with Scott Howson

:40 Still a Columbus resident 1:13 Will you move to Springfield?1:23 how your new job came to pass? 3:44 What it’s like starting a new job at this time 4:44 Does no fans mean there’ can’t be an AHL? 6:18 Some teams controlled by NHL organizations 7:08 support from NHL teams 8:14 What is the process to transition to your new job? 9:50 Will you look to leave your mark on the role? 11:00 Crazier things happen in the AHL – is that fun? 12:30 The relationship between the NHL and the AHL 14:15 Why did it take so long for NHL teams to move their affiliates close? 16;16 It used to be unheard of to have NHL-AHL teams close 18:34 How do you remember your time with #CBJ 19:46 remembering the 08-09 playoffs 21:00 The too many men call on Modin 21:18 Players from both teams celebrating 21:46 Do you have a regret? 22:50 Have you been in touch with Rick Nash? 23:45 Working to Nash’s demands vs waiting out the trade market 25:15 The impact of the summer of 2012 26:32 Sergei Bobrovsky 27:37 Bringing co
19/05/202038 minutes 31 seconds
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Talking with Bill Zito

Show notes: :48 What’s going on in hockey ops these days? 3:20 Columbus as a possible hub city 5:21 Nationwide Arena holding up – as old as Joe Lewis when CBJ entered the league 5:46 Contracts for goaltenders; what’s different about big ticket contracts this season? 8:36 Possible changes to the cap 9:59 Outlook on contracts for Anderson / Dubois 11:00 What are you most proud of from this team this season 11:49 – goaltenders 12:28 – Nathan Gerbe 12:33 coaching 13:35 Can you enjoy the moment when the team is doing well? 15:40 Discussing the leadership from John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen 17:50 What’s been a surprise moving from an agent to working for a team 20:15 What’s it like / who has jumped from agent -> team 21:57 First player’s contract you got signed -       22:00 First client: Steve Rohlik (ohio state) -       24:44 First NHL deal 26:50 One thing you would want fans to know about contract negotiations 29:00 Describe your personal leadership style 32:40 The power of people in
15/05/202042 minutes 12 seconds
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A conversation with Chris Clark

1:00 What will this season be remembered for in Cleveland 3:24 What it is like to be the supply chain of talent for the NHL club 3:03 so many PTO’s 6:41 Which guys have been told to stay ready for a possible NHL return 8:05 How coach Eaves handled his first season with the club 11:00 Sharing reports on players with the Blue Jackets 13:00 Development coach / department growth 15:01 Checking in on:             Trey Fix-Wolansky             18:45 Would Fix-Wolansky have been called up             19:52 Gabriel Carlsson 21:51 Kole Sherwood 23:48 Trent Vogelhuber 26:00 What are call-up conversations like 28:00 How do you manage players who are not called up 30:18 Thoughts on Scott Howson taking over as AHL president 31:50 Day to day interactions with the AHL president? 32:50 State of AHL meetings 33:20 Checking in on the Clark family and sharing quarantine stories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/202036 minutes 21 seconds
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What Comes Next? Discussing the NHL Draft and Possible Playoff Scenarios

:33 Welcome back, Tom 1:00 two months since the NHL pause 1:44 Columbus remains a possible hub for games 2:25 International play suspended – impact to Columbus 3:04 Watching Soccer coming back in Germany 4:38 Comparing the NHL coming back to NBA 5:19 League gearing up – how to handle testing 8:18 What might a playoff / tournament look like? 8:55 Bottom seven teams excluded 10:09 Is it fair to lop off the bottom teams 11:04 Is the field size too big? 12:41 Impact on the Draft lottery 14:40 Chris Johnston’s scenario 17:06 Larry Brooks’ scenario 18:00 How many games do you need to justify a training camp 19:00 Round robin play 19:51 How different could these results be? 21:02 Should we scrap results from season to date? 22:55 Should seeding include season results to date? 24:23 Where is the line in the standings to get a bye? 25:20 Comparing to the 81 Reds 26:23 How long will it take to get over the asterisks? 29:29 Imagine if Canada wins in a year with an asterisk Learn more abo
08/05/202035 minutes 41 seconds
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Chatting with Liam Foudy

Show Notes: :21 Introducing Liam Foudy :41 Discussing Foudy’s NHL debut 1:00 Where are you now and how are you staying in shape 1:50 Training and working towards a date 2:10 Discussing the Feb. 9 callup 3:40 How did the callup happen? 4:47 London’s willingness to let you go to CBJ 5:30 What’s it like when Rick Nash returns to London 6:30 What’s been your experience with development coaches – how do they communicate 7:30 What was your teammates’ reaction to your NHL debut 8:00 Process 9:28 What special messages did your eceive? 9:59 What did you learn from playing in the NHL? 11:00 Did you se the competitiveness from Tampa Bay? 12:00 Who blew you away on the ice? 12:18 How do you get outside your head when making your NHL debut? 13:18 What was your second NHL game like? 14:32 What was your welcome to the NHL moment? 15;12 What are you learning about how to be a pro? 16:15 What was it like when the CHL season was cancelled? 18:00 How will you guys try to mark the end of your CHL seasons?
05/05/202030 minutes 39 seconds
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Paying tribute to Paul Donskov and catching up on NHL news

:20 Paying respect to Paul Donskov 1:40 How much Paul cared about hockey and Columbus 2:58 The Donskov family trip to Davos this past Christmas 4:04 Hosting the World Cup coaches at the Donskov home 6:15 Catching up with League news 6:43 League setting up phases to return to play 9:20 Financial benefits of returning to play 10:30 Changing their minds on not taking away from next year 14:00 involving an infectious disease specialist 15:05 Impact on compensations / trades 16:06 Testing demands 18:27 If Columbus hosts games will players stay at home or hotels? 20:29 Vets may not like not being able to stay home 20:55 What happens to teams that are “out of the race” 22:05 What do you do for a playoff format 23:49 Impacts on the salary cap 25:00 Will fans come back? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/202030 minutes 5 seconds
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From broadcasts to playoffs, talking with Jeff Rimer about what the NHL could look like when it returns

Show Notes: 1:00 British play by play specialists are narrating their dogs, how is Rimer surviving? 2:10 What do you think of the pitch to host Metro games in Columbus? 4:30 Why Columbus makes sense 7:05 What might it be like to call a game with no fans in the building 8:53 Will Jody Shelley get to  be between the benches? 9:32 The risk / reward of being able to hear everything John Tortorella says 10:15 Will there need to be a Fox Sports Ohio plus broadcast for coach speak? (joke) 11:30 What would be the ideal seat from which to cover a game 12:42 How different would it be to call the game off a TV/monitor versus being in the building 15:37 Pre-game show will need a bigger desk to honor social distancing / it will be hard to broadcast through a mask 16:25 Bigger ramifications of the pause: -       16:25 Salary cap changes -       18:40 Using an exceptional category for one player per team -       19:48 Does that help Blue Jackets facilitate a trade? -       19:58 Could they average th
28/04/202040 minutes 59 seconds
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Checking in with Nelson Ayotte

Show Notes: Part I 1:00 four central sites for playoffs? 1:20 Merzlikins signing 2:57 When to make a move with either goaltender 5:04 Is there a right time to make a move? 7:29 Blue Jackets will want to be in the drivers seat with their goaltenders   Part II :00 What is your job right now 1:11 What can players do to stay in shape? 2:39 What are some exercises guys can do? 3:54 How much time will players need to get back in game shape 5:00 Is rollerblading good exercise? 6:39 How long should guys have between this season if it resumes and next 7:30 Recovery time between seasons 9:50 How different could playoff hockey look? 11:30 Compare and contrast all the sports you’ve worked in 16:05 What athletes blew you away 18:45 Nutritional coaching during the pause 19:40 Managing to a different activity level 20:40 What are you doing during the pause 21:28 What’s life like at home right now (with horses etc) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/202033 minutes 25 seconds
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Talking Blue Jackets Hockey with Bill Davidge

There's hockey news! The Blue Jackets have extended goaltender Joonas Korpisalo for two years and also seem to have a deal in place with Mikhail Grigorenko - but it will have to wait until July 1 to become official. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan analyze these moves and then talk about the season to date wit former Fox Sports Ohio analyst, and fan favorite, Bill Davidge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/202040 minutes 53 seconds
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Checking in with Nathan Gerbe

Show Notes; :31 How Gerbe is doing 1:22 Still doesn't feel like an off-season 2:00 A health update - had double hernia surgery 3:24 When the injury happened 4:00 Frustration of be3ing injured 5:41 Appreciating the moment of what he's done this year 8:30 Catching shit from his teammates online 9:43 His relationship with Cam Atkinson and playing with him now 11:00 Charity efforts 13:21 Tom Atkinson chimes in 14:32 Has Gerbe cemented himself in the CBJ's plans 17:00 What's it like to hear your name chanted by fans 18:12 Calling play by play 20:00 His preferred nickname  - Do NHL players show enough personality  - What should fans know about the game of hockey 27:46 Clashing with Chara 29:01 Would CBJ be a hard out in the playoffs 31:00 What's it like to play for Torts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/202035 minutes 46 seconds
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A Discussion with Jody Shelley

Notes: :46 How is life for the Shelleys during the pause 1:40 the joys of homeschooling 2:15 Watching any old CBJ games? 3:10 Talking about Torts' speech going into the playoffs last year 3:43 What made that speech powerful 6:34 What is the player reaction to a speech like that 8:05 How did the style of play in the playoffs feed into this year? 10:10 How do you inject the belief and execution into a bunch of young players with all the injuries this year? 13:44 Will this team be satisfied with proving the naysayers wrong? 15:13 What storylines did you want to see play out this year? 15:55 when healthy, how do the veterans respond to a disappointing start? 15:59 The goaltending tandem 18:30 What is it like to be a beloved fan favorite and hear fans chant your name (like Jared Boll, Tyler Wright, Nathan Gerbe) 21:00 What was the biggest challenge moving into media from being a player? 23:30 Have any players called you out for something you said? 35:10 Which CBJ player is a future media st
14/04/202039 minutes 10 seconds
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Revisiting the Tampa Bay sweep with Joe Smith

Notes: 1:40 - how are things in Tampa? 2:45 - How did the sweep impact Tampa Bay 6:46 - coming into the series, this was a tale of two teams with opposite seasons 10:10 - recapping Game 1 12:15 - reacting to adversity in Game 1 13:00 - the reaction in Game 2 15:15 - recapping Game 3 18:15 - what was the moment you felt the series was decided? 21:30 - what CBJ player opened your eyes in the series? 23:15 - how did leadership respond? 25:20 - Impression of the Blue Jackets fan base 26:50 - Looking back at the game between these two teams this season 28:33 - Torts' perception in Tampa Bay 31:35 - if the season ends without playoffs, what is the impact on the Lightning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/202036 minutes 28 seconds
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How could this season end, if at all, and what's next for the Blue Jackets?

1:45 Sharing the FIFA approach per The Athletic’s article 3:57 Could the pause be indefinite for NHL? 5:48 FIFA isn’t the NHL 6:00 Realities of finishing this NHL season 7:00 Pick up where the season left off next year? 11:00 Ways to be creative about a new season? 11:55 Logistics between players association and league 13:55 Seth Jones back on the ice 15:00 The story of Jeff’s broken ankle 16:40 Bjorkstrand update 17:30 Most missed storyline 22:30 Two goalies usage 23:40 Playoff streaks and where CBJ stands among the NHL teams 24:39 New team name for Seattle 32:15 Next wave of forwards 36:30 young teams maturing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/202042 minutes 56 seconds
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A conversation with Kenny McCudden

Show Notes:  1:06 what’s life like right now? 2:25 how are you staying in touch with coaches/ players? 3:48 Kenny McCudden’s role with CBJ 8:06 Discussing how Kenny communicates with players 10:50 How do you find new areas of the game to tackle 13:00 Working in women’s hockey 17:30 Kenny’s path to the NHL 19:40 Brad Larsen’s role with Kenny 20:10 Coming back from hip replacement 22:00 How did you make the final step to the NHL? 24:05 Jared Boll’s role 26:54 The first time Kenny said no to CBJ 27:31 Working with the Chicago Blackhawks 29:48 Getting texts from CHI players after they won the Stanley Cup 30:44 What’s rewarding for Kenny in his role 31:50 A practice that sticks out from this season 34:00 Do you ever sleep, Kenny? 35:26 What have you learned about Columbus Ohio? 37:00 Workimng through the coaching change in Columbus 38:40 Torts has done the best coaching of his career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/202041 minutes 39 seconds
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Discussing goaltending with In Goal magazine’s Kevin Woodley

Show notes:  2:35 – goaltending market this summer5:40 – Evaluating Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo11:00 – how feasible is it to truly split the net between two goaltenders15:00 – Understanding the relationship between goaltender and coach18:30 – Projecting the Metro Division as far as goaltending-      New York Rangers-      22:30 – New Jersey Devils-      22:58 – New York Islanders-      23:03 – Carolina Hurricanes-      23:18 – Pittsburgh Penguins-      23:23 – Philadelphia Flyers-      23:26 – Washington Capitals23:42 – Comparing Merzlikins and Igor Shesterkin24:30 – How to evaluate goaltenders36:14 – Goaltender trades – what is the peak time for Korpisalo and Merzlikins41:10 – Evaluating Daniil Tarasov45:00 – Protecting goaltenders for the expansion draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/202047 minutes 58 seconds
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Catching up with Nick Foligno and the Blue Jackets story lines we’re missing right now

1:28: Who would have come back from injury?2:50: Watching the standings shake out4:13: What would be going on in the Metro Division?4:19: Would John Tortorella have won the Jack Adams trophy?5:36: Is this the season John Tortorella would be most proud of?6:04: Who would have played in net for the Blue Jackets to finish out the season?7:25: How many goals would Zach Werenski have scored?8:23: Nick Foligno enjoys “Wine with DeWine,” and so do we--Foligno interview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/202038 minutes 2 seconds
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Reviewing the Blue Jackets roster for 2020-21

With the NHL season still on pause, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan review the entirety of the Blue Jackets’ depth chart and discuss who will return for the 2020-21 season, what contracts will need to be negotiated, and our thoughts on possible changes in the lineup for next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/202046 minutes 11 seconds
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Blue Jackets updates and #FandN answers

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan have the latest updates on the Blue Jackets and go through a bunch of your #FandN questions on everything from playoffs, to Josh Anderson’s next contract, the best Blue Jackets lineup ever, and key analytical questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/202045 minutes 12 seconds
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Discussing playoff scenarios and your Q&As

The NHL season remains on pause and as the days tick away, Aaron Portzline, Tom Reed and Alison Lukan discuss the current state of the Blue Jackets and the league. They also answer your #FandN questions including possible playoff setups; favorite things; how AHL call up logistics work; and more. Submit your questions on Twitter using the #FandN hashtag! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/202036 minutes 55 seconds
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Taking stock of the Blue Jackets as the NHL presses the pause button

The NHL has suspended the season . In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the impacts of this decision, what it means for fans, the Blue Jackets organization, and how things may look from a hockey perspective when the game returns to the ice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/202025 minutes 22 seconds
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Recapping the western Canada trip; what’s up with Pierre-Luc Dubois? And, what should be the plan in net?

12 games to go in the regular season and the Blue Jackets remain in the playoff hunt. In this episode, Aaron Portzline, Tom Reed, and Alison Lukan discuss what to make of the 1-1-1 western Canada trip and process versus results. They also break down the recent play of Pierre-Luc Dubois; what should be the plan for playing Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins down the stretch; and, is this John Tortorella’s best coaching performance to date? And stay to the end for an update on both Ohio State hockey teams’ success this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/202032 minutes 19 seconds
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OT Woes, free agent signings, and a look at the playoff picture

In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan talk about the OT loss in Calgary, the Blue Jackets’ OT woes this season, a day off in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the newest free agent signing, and who is and isn;t a threat in the playoff race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/202025 minutes 36 seconds
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15 games to go for the Blue Jackets - examining what lies ahead

Coming off a big win against Vancouver, the Blue Jackets face the most difficult schedule of any team in the NHL, and they’ll have to play through it without Josh Anderson who had season-ending shoulder surgery this week. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break it all down - the pro’s and con’s of the schedule, what’s happening around the Metro, and who is to count this Blue Jackets team out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/202034 minutes 25 seconds
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One on one with Devin Shore; other Blue Jackets updates

In this episode, Alison Lukan goes one on one with the newest Blue Jacket Devin Shore to talk about what it’s like to be traded, adapting to a new team; and…Harry Potter! We also review the past few days for the Blue Jackets, injury updates, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/202021 minutes 56 seconds
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Post-Deadline Blue Jackets Back in the Win Column

00: Game Recap – shuffling of standings2:37 A win over Ottawa4:56 Foligno’s message to the team6:05 The way this team has to play7:42 Reviewing the Sonny Milano trade9;52 Milano’s evolution including the Calder Cup win12:50 Milano is a unique player14:26 The role of RFA status for Milano and Devin Shore16:15 Markus Hannikainen traded18:38 Josh Anderson not moved at the deadline21:40 Does CBJ take a PR hit if Josh Anderson leaves the organization?22:49 The friendship between Devin Shore and Josh Anderson25:07 Pos reinforcement and the impact of how hockey culture handles injuries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/202034 minutes 55 seconds
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Previewing the Trade Deadline

1:11 What’s going on with this team3:20 The hits keep coming and coming at the top of the lineup4:25 OT choices5:43 it all works together in this game – injuries impacting everything7:22 Giving up leads7:44 NHL deadline preview8:16 status of team as playoff team11 Josh Anderson14:24 Sonny Milano on the block?17:02 Blue line have any trade options?19:00 Seller without selling the season20:51 Fans impression of deadline moves22:45 How hard is this scenario for Jarmo Kekalainen24:33 Upcoming Schedule Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/202028 minutes 31 seconds
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Market Correction or Time for Concern?

Show Notes: :50 CBJ heading into big head to head with Flyers1:27 Winner gets third in Metro1:50 Breaking down the Blue Jackets’ five game losing streak3:24 Reviewing the New Jersey game4:14 Glass half empty?6:55 Remaining schedule review7:30 Guys are not scoring10:00 Missing Seth Jones11:50 Glass half full?15:40 This team compared to the 14-15 team in terms of injuries17:00 Is the team getting tired?17:24 Trade proposals you’d accept Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/202028 minutes 19 seconds
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Blue Jackets Deal with More Injuries with Jones, Atkinson out; Foudy’s NHL Debut

2:21 Seth Jones Injury2:52 Atkinson injury4:14 played on a broken ankle6:41 Jones absence affects all areas of play8:50 Jones learned on OT9:18 TBL Game9:46 Replacing Atkinson with Foudy11:19 Foudy’s performance12:55 Contract restrictions for ELC13:35 David Savard welcomes a son14:30 Scoring woes – 10G in 6 games17:00 Impact of Wennberg’s loss18:46 Anderson signing?20:30 Can’t imagine trading him21:43 Different shoulder23:55 look across league26:55 Send in your trade proposals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/202029 minutes 37 seconds
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Talking Blue Jackets and Buckeye Hockey with John Buccigross

Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan are joined by ESPN’s John Buccigross to discuss the surprising Blue Jackets season thus far; who the team might target at the trade deadline; the evolution of Ohio State hockey; and the best chicken parm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/202036 minutes 14 seconds
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Chatting CBJHAC with Blue Jackets Assistant GM, Josh Flynn

With the inaugural Blue Jackets Hockey Analytics Conference happening this weekend, assistant general manager, Josh Flynn joined Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan to talk about why he wanted to hold this event, what he hopes comes from it, and more events about what to expect from the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/202031 minutes 2 seconds
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Revisiting our bold predictions for the season

Before this season began, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan shared their bold predictions for the year: https://theathletic.com/1233492/2019/09/23/burning-questions-bold-predictions-for-the-blue-jackets-in-2019-20/.   With 31 game to go, we revisit those thoughts to see what we got right, what we got wrong, and what remains to be decided. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/202036 minutes 8 seconds
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Blue Jackets Keep Finding Ways to Win; Kivlenieks’ First NHL Win; Atkinson and Bjorkstrand Return

The Blue Jackets incredible run continues with two wins over the weekend each backed by a different Latvian goaltender. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan talk about the contributions in net; how the play in front of the goalers helps their success; how much longer this streak may go; the veterans who are returning to the lineup; and how this year feels different than last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/202030 minutes 38 seconds
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Elvis Merzlikins and the aspiration to greatness

With the Blue Jackets back in the playoff hunt, one of the key players who has risen up to help drive the team’s success is Elvis Merzlikins. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss all things Elvis - his drive to be great; his performance in net; the possibility that he can connect with Columbus outside hockey; the silver lining of having two great young goaltenders; and how does Blue Jackets management act going forward - will there be a trade on the horizon? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/202035 minutes 41 seconds
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Blue Jackets start west coast swing; Merzlikins, Gerbe, Milano stepping up

The Blue Jackets beat the Kings last night 3-2 and are now one point out of a wild card spot. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break down the game in Los Angeles; the games that lie ahead; and discuss the contributions of Elvis Merzlikins, Sonny Milano, and Nathan Gerbe, and how knowing the opportunity is yours for the taking has bread confidence in this young group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/202027 minutes 23 seconds
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Recapping a wild 24 hours for the Blue Jackets-Korpisalo injured, Tortorella’s rant, Merzlikins takes over in net

The Blue Jackets lost to Chicago Sunday, but that wasn’t the biggest story. A failed clock re-set cost the team an overtime win, and ultimately set up a shootout that would see Joonas Korpisalo leave the game due to injury, and a post-game John Tortorella rant. Now, Korpisalo is out weeks and Elvis Merzlikins takes over as the starting goaltender. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan recap all of these events and offer their perspective on how it all went down and how the club moves forward from this series of events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/201943 minutes 11 seconds
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Another big win against Washington; looking at the rookies; Korpisalo on the rise-evaluating Merzlikins

Depleted by injuries, the Blue Jackets earned an impressive 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals Monday. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan recap all the highlights of the game and talk about where this team is overall in terms of the play of their rookies; looking at players deeper in the organization; and what we continue to learn - and still need to learn - about goaltending as Joonas Korpisalo claims the starters net. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/201937 minutes 49 seconds
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Blue Jackets stop skid with win in DC, a reminder of what this team might be

The Blue Jackets earned a 5-2 win over the Capitals, Monday, to stop a four-game losing skid. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the different identities the team has shown in this stretch and try to figure out what the team might truly be - and if there’s still time to put it all together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/201931 minutes
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Still searching for offense; responding to Werenski’s injury; a reckoning in hockey culture

With Zach Werenski expected to miss four weeks of action due to a shoulder injury, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break down the impacts of that loss as well as how the Blue Jackets need to respond, including the ongoing lack of scoring. The two also discuss recent revelations of coach misconduct in the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/201933 minutes 14 seconds
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The 2010s: Blue Jackets All-Decade Team

Alison and Aaron sit down for a very special podcast where they pick the All-Decade Blue Jackets team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/201946 minutes 22 seconds
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It’s Korpisalo’s net; special teams kicking in; who still has more to give

Coming off the second shutout of Joonas Korpisalo’s career, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss how he has taken ownership of the Blue Jackets’ net and what Elvis Merzlikins has to do to recover from the loss in Winnipeg. The two also break down the impact both the power play and penalty kill are making with their team, and the curious case of Josh Anderson’s play to date. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/201936 minutes 32 seconds
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New lines, finding offense and Werenski’s play

Coming off a weekend win against St. Louis, the Blue Jackets continue to shuffle lines to try and spark offense. We talk about the forward changes, along with how the team has fared without the suspended Nick Foligno; the possibility of Merzlikins getting more playing time in Cleveland; Zach Werenski’s calm style of play, and more in advance of Tuesday’s game against Montreal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/201925 minutes 12 seconds
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Challenges the Blue Jackets face

It’s been an up and down road trip for Columbus. They won in Arizona but lost in Colorado in a game that saw Joonas Korpisalo lose his cool, and Nick Foligno with an illegal hit that will cost him a few games. In this episode, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the repercussions of those actions and what the Blue Jackets will have to do if they want to get their season back on track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/201937 minutes 16 seconds
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Nothing is coming easy for the Blue Jackets

After a six-game point streak, the Blue Jackets are 0-3-1 in their last four games. Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss which version of this team is their true identity; players who aren’t meeting expectations right now; the challenges the group is facing; and the recent call-up of Kole Sherwood and what he can bring to the ice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/201933 minutes 24 seconds
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Lessons from game 11: Korpislosion; injuries; dissecting the state of the power play

After a 7-4 loss in Philadelphia, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan break down some big lessons learned including managing emotion; injuries to Murray and Texier; and the struggling power play - including John Tortorella’s thoughts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/201930 minutes 5 seconds
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Blue Jackets bought in; Anderson returns; who is stepping up

After the Blue Jackets earn an impressive overtime win in Toronto, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan discuss the attitude of the team and how they have bought in; the return of Josh Anderson; managing Ryan Murray’s workload and players who are contributing in different ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/201932 minutes 33 seconds
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Best game of the season

The Blue Jackets have steadied defensively since that debacle in Pittsburgh during the second game of the season. This is going to be their backbone all season, but what have we learned about this group offensively. And when does rookie goaltender Elvis Merzlikins get his first chance to redeem himself following a difficult NHL debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/201930 minutes 35 seconds
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Finally a win!

Alison and Aaron talk about the Blue Jackets first win of the season, playing with Patience, Josh Anderson being out of the lineup and what that means and also the Blue Jackets special teams – is the power play for real? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/201933 minutes 15 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 80-Examining the Blue Jackets roster as it starts to take shape

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24/09/201933 minutes 7 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 79-Blue Jacket training camp updates-who's looked good, Texier talk, does an offer sheet await

Front & Nationwide Episode 79-Blue Jacket training camp updates-who's looked good, Texier talk, does an offer sheet await by Front and Nationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/201930 minutes 43 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 78-2019-20 Season Preview and Training Camp Updates

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13/09/201932 minutes 57 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 77-Blue Jackets' Free Agency Debrief

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02/07/201931 minutes 50 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 76-Looking at the Draft, Development Camp, and the current state of Free Agency

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24/06/201929 minutes 49 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 75-Special guest-Dave Maetzold--Rick Nash once again a Blue Jacket; Stanley Cup Final

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14/06/201944 minutes 35 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 75-Discussing the Blue Jackets' off-season with Bob McElligott

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07/06/201939 minutes 39 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 74-JD's departure; can Columbus get more Draft picks; Blue Jackets at Worlds

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24/05/201937 minutes 5 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 73-Discussing next season's goaltending plan; how does it feel if Boston wins the Cup?

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17/05/201931 minutes 20 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 72-Laying out the variables of a busy Blue Jackets off-season

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10/05/201932 minutes 21 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 71-Examining Blue Jackets-Bruins' Game 5, Previewing Game 6

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06/05/201926 minutes 17 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 70-Previewing Game 4, Marchand's hit, the power play, Seth Jones elevating his play

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02/05/201924 minutes 46 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 69-Takeaways from Blue Jackets-Bruins two games in with Joe McDonald

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30/04/201930 minutes 50 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 68-Previewing the Round 2 Blue Jackets-Bruins matchup with Joe McDonald

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25/04/201934 minutes 33 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 67-Waiting for Round 2-Gavrikov arrives; fan celebration; managing the down time

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23/04/201934 minutes 17 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 66-Breaking down the Blue Jackets series sweep of Tampa Bay with Greg Wyshynski

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18/04/201934 minutes 39 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 65-What's contributing to the Blue Jackets' success? Checking in on Tampa Bay with Joe Smith

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16/04/201931 minutes 23 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 64-Previewing Blue-Jackets-Lightning Game 3-expectations, adjustments, news updates

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14/04/201931 minutes 17 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 63-Looking back at Blue Jackets-Lightning Game 1; previewing Game 2

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12/04/201927 minutes 51 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 62-Breaking down the playoff series versus the Tampa Bay Lightning

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09/04/201941 minutes 59 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 61-Playoff scenarios; Texier to play; Kukan making an impact

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05/04/201928 minutes 31 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 60-Blue Jackets playing as a team, reaping rewards; Elvis, Peeke, Dalpe, Bob news

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02/04/201930 minutes 46 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 59-A big win over Montreal; the role of the fourth line; Foligno for Masterton; appreciating Bill Davidge

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29/03/201935 minutes 9 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 58-The state of things-discussing the Blue Jackets road trip and huge upcoming games

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26/03/201930 minutes 46 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 57-Trying to make sense of the Edmonton game; Panarin's recent performance; goaltending updates

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22/03/201932 minutes 15 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 56-Blue Jackets top line; goaltending; and is Elvis entering the building?

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19/03/201929 minutes 46 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 55-Josh Anderson setting the tone; the penalty kill; final 12-game stretch

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15/03/201933 minutes 1 second
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Front & Nationwide Episode 54-The need to find the finish; Current play of Duchene; Bjorkstrand; Anderson

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12/03/201926 minutes 27 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 53-Taking stock-play against Pittsburgh, Bob and Korpi, Duchene and Dzingel, the schedule ahead

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08/03/201922 minutes 24 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 52-On the Blue Jackets and measuring up to great expectations

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05/03/201935 minutes 9 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 51-With a big 10 games coming, time for Blue Jackets to gel

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01/03/201935 minutes
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Front & Nationwide Episode 50-The deadline that was bigger than a cannon blast

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26/02/201937 minutes 14 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 49-Breaking down the Matt Duchene trade

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22/02/201930 minutes 40 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 48-Measuring up against Tampa Bay; trade deadline nearing; Sherwood's NHL debut

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19/02/201930 minutes 56 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 47-Lessons from the Islanders; moms' trip; trade deadline needs

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15/02/201942 minutes 44 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 46-Recapping the road trip; Panarin changes agents; managing to the trade deadline

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12/02/201937 minutes 54 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 45-Confidence building for Bjorkstrand, power play

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08/02/201932 minutes 43 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 44-Where we are on Bobrovsky and Panarin

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05/02/201928 minutes 56 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 43-In search of centers

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01/02/201927 minutes 51 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 42-Reacting to Panarin's decision to not sign a pre-trade deadline extension

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29/01/201925 minutes 35 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 41-the addition of Martin St. Louis; Jersey number stories; Stenlund's NHL performance

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22/01/201928 minutes 56 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 40-What we're learning about Korpisalo; Panarin decisions; Brassard a Jacket again?

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18/01/201943 minutes 15 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 39-Jackets' 3-0 in the face of adversity; Korpisalo ups his game; Nash back at Nationwide

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15/01/201939 minutes 34 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 38-Bobrovsky returns; Nash Retires; Foligno back with his team

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11/01/201934 minutes 14 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 37-Evaluating the Blue Jackets at the half-way point; Dubinsky's new role; the schedule ahead

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08/01/201930 minutes 27 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 36-Jones, Atkinson All-Stars again; secondary scoring; the tight Metro race

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04/01/201932 minutes 23 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 35-Playing for Foligno and family, Werenski finding his game, Dubois' evolving

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01/01/201927 minutes 5 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 34-Blue Jackets foot off the gas defensively? Atkinson's success; Bobrovsky's status

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28/12/201827 minutes 24 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 33-The power play; shooting at an empty net; Blue Jackets' new SVP:Chief Marketing Officer

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21/12/201831 minutes 19 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 32-Jackets re-discovering their style of play; Wennberg's path; the tale of Nationwide Arena

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18/12/201838 minutes 31 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 31-A look around the Metro; the 2021 expansion draft; a trade we wouldn't make

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14/12/201830 minutes 40 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 30-Assistant coach switch; the end of 'Find a Way to Win'; returning to defensive structure

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11/12/201835 minutes 36 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 29-Hoodies, Thursday's OT win in Philly, and Werenski's continued evolution

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07/12/201823 minutes 47 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 28-In game of mistakes, what do we know about these Blue Jackets; open ice hits; Mosters Update

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04/12/201837 minutes 54 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 27-Duclair-Bjorkstrand competition; shift lengths; and Coliseum memories

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30/11/201827 minutes 22 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 26-Talking Blue Jackets with Sportsnet's Chris Johnston

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27/11/201832 minutes 14 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 26-Talking Blue Jackets with Sportsnet's Chris Johnston

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27/11/201832 minutes 14 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 25-Discussing Bjorkstrand, Murray, and the Blue Jackets' busy schedule ahead

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23/11/201832 minutes 40 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 24-Breaking down game 21,Werenski,Atkinson;Are Jackets a Cup contender?

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20/11/201839 minutes 31 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 23-The resurgence of the Blue Jackets, Wennberg, and Dubinsky

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16/11/201829 minutes 52 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 022-Jackets hitting their stride? Evolving Duclair and Werenski

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13/11/201830 minutes 6 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 021-The return to Washington; defensive shake-up; Bob is Bob again

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09/11/201831 minutes 23 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 020-Game 15 lineup changes; managing confidence; power play challenges

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06/11/201829 minutes 29 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 019-The different moods of Blue Jacket hockey; more on Elvis Merzlikins

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02/11/201826 minutes 14 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 018-What's behind the Blue Jackets' goals against; Dubinsky update; Ohio State jerseygate

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30/10/201835 minutes 54 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 017-Breaking down G9- playing the right way, new lines, home crowds

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26/10/201823 minutes 2 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 016-Jones returns, new defensive pairs, are we back to morning skates?

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23/10/201822 minutes 39 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 015-Game 6, Duclair's development and a possible Jones return

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19/10/201825 minutes 58 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 014-Interpreting a 3-2 start; Werenski's defense; Korpisalo's starts

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16/10/201836 minutes 34 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 013-Korpisalo starts, Duclair moves up on the power play, and the Murray Nutivaara pair

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12/10/201832 minutes 2 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 012-Losing Dubinsky; Calvert, Cole’s return; learning from Tavares

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09/10/201834 minutes 42 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 011-What game one tells us

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05/10/201830 minutes 21 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 010-The predictions episode

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02/10/201845 minutes 58 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 009-What Seth Jones' injury means, Werenski is back, & what about an outdoor game in Ohio?

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28/09/201837 minutes 8 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 008-Discussing changes behind the bench and on the blue line

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25/09/201833 minutes 12 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 007-Examining the Blue Jackets' special teams

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21/09/201834 minutes 24 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 006-Looking at the Blue Jackets' roster-combinations and questions

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18/09/201830 minutes 1 second
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Front & Nationwide Episode 005-Bobrovsky and Panarin speak; updates from training camp

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14/09/201836 minutes 49 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 004-Discussing Jackets prospects' play with Corey Pronman

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11/09/201835 minutes 28 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 003-Front Office Extensions and Prospect Play begins

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07/09/201827 minutes 12 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 002-Riley Nash and a new look on defense

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04/09/201830 minutes 52 seconds
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Front & Nationwide Episode 001: Bob and Bread

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31/08/201847 minutes 26 seconds