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Blue Jackets' 20th Anniversary

Ranking Jarmo Kekalainen’s draft classes

There are some hits and some misses

Jackets20: Zach Werenski, our own Great 8

Taking a look at the best offensive defenseman in Blue Jackets history.

Jackets20: An ode to Artemi Panarin, the most talented skater to ever wear the Columbus Blue Jackets uniform

The 2016 Calder Trophy winner was traded here in 2017 and put up the two best seasons in team history.

Jackets20: Cam Atkinson is Columbus’ golden boy

The sixth round pick may be the most successful Blue Jacket

Jackets20: Matt Calvert was the quintessential 2010s Blue Jacket

The scrappy forward was an unlikely postseason hero

Jackets 20: Appreciating Brandon Dubinsky

Dubinsky was an invaluable leader for the Blue Jackets franchise.

Jackets20: Nick Foligno has been so much more for the Columbus Blue Jackets than just a player on the ice

Foligno has been an integral member of the club since his first day here, buying in and helping lead the team to success.

Jackets 20: Ryan Johansen proved to be win-win for Jackets/Predators

A look back at fan-favorite Ryan Johansen.

Jackets 20: The era of Sergei Bobrovsky

Bob brought personality, highs and lows to CBJ - but it wasn’t made to last.

Jackets 20: Seth Jones is future captain material - if he stays in Columbus

Jones has been a key cog in the franchise’s turnaround from moribund also-ran to a perennial playoff team. Can the front office convince him that this team is a Cup contender?

Jackets 20: ‘The Wizard’ Ray Whitney

His time in Columbus was brief but he left an impact.

Jackets 20: Geoff Sanderson lit the lamp

In the early seasons, the offensive firepower came from #8

The best Blue Jackets from the Czech Republic

Better Czechia self before you wreck yourself

Jackets 20 : Steve Mason gave the Jackets a taste of playoffs and successful goaltending

Jackets 20: Jack Johnson’s willingness to commit to a floundering franchise helped begin a culture change

Things ended poorly, but let’s remember where we were when the big defenseman arrived, and how important it was when he stepped foot in Columbus.

Jackets 20: It did not take long for Vinny Prospal to cement his CBJ legacy

Continuing a celebration of the Blue Jackets in their 20th year.

Jackets 20: Jody Shelley was among lone highlights in early years

Continuing a celebration of the Blue Jackets in their 20th year.

Jackets 20: Rick Nash was the first franchise player

Today we begin a celebration of 20 noteworthy Blue Jackets

The best Blue Jackets from Sweden

These guys turned Central Ohio from a Stockhouse to a Stockholm

For a rivalry to exist between the Blue Jackets and Red Wings, Detroit would have to become rivals

Detroit can’t catch a break lately, and we know what that’s like.

Go home, Yinzers: the fledgling rivalry between Columbus and Pittsburgh

Lots of exciting moments and lots of hate, despite recent Pittsburgh dominance

The Jackets and Predators didn’t like each other for a long time, but by record, it wasn’t much of a rivalry

In the early 2000s, the Blue Jackets had an animated rivalry with the Predators. Let’s take a look back on those early Central Division clashes.

The best Blue Jackets from Finland

The first in a series saluting the Europeans to wear the union blue

Underdog Week: Once an unheralded sixth round pick, Cam Atkinson has blossomed into an All Star who is rising up the Blue Jackets record pages

Cam Atkinson joined the Blue Jackets after spending time with Boston College and the AHL’s Springfield Falcons. Once he arrived in Columbus, he has consistently provided offense for a team that has often lacked both offense and consistency - all despite his small stature and low draft stock.

Cannon Blasts: The Blue Jackets are the most underdog franchise in the NHL

That and more of this week’s links

Revisiting the early round draft picks of the Howson and Kekalainen eras

Which picks did they get right and which did they miss?

Cannon Blasts: Doug Maclean still doesn’t know how bad he was as GM

That and more of this week’s links

The best (and worst) jersey numbers in Blue Jackets history

That and more of this week’s links

The Greatest Columbus Blue Jackets Team...EVER!

That’s just, like, my opinion, man.

Great moments in Blue Jackets history: a memorable finale

This was the end of the beginning of a new era, and a sign of things to come

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