This is the worst start the Blue Jackets have ever had, in every sense of the word.
Other teams seem so patient with and without the puck, and the Jackets always look like they're just waiting to react to the play, or scrambling to recover from the previous play. Are they thinking too much or not enough? Does a trade need to occur to shake things up, or do you believe this group of players can still be good enough to get through this? Playoffs or not, you can't have a group of guys that won't fight for each other, and this team has certainly lost its way. Did they ever have a way?
A quick look at some numbers:
6: Injured Reserve - Jeff Carter, Marc Methot, Radek Martinek, Mark Dekanich, Curtis Sanford, Jared Boll
8: Games missed due to suspension for James Wisniewski
0: Goals scored by Antoine Vermette, R.J. Umberger, Jeff Carter, Fedor Tyutin, Grant Clitsome, Ryan Johansen and seven others
3.53: Steve Mason's goals against average
2.13: Goals scored per game
8.8: Power play percentage
69.2: Penalty kill percentage
Now with the bad out of the way, let's start focusing on what the next step needs to be to make their way out of this hole.