Blue Jackets suddenly in midst of playoff race
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nearly three weeks ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were right where everyone has grown accustomed to finding them -- at the bottom of the NHL standings.
In a 12th season as a franchise, the club has perpetually been rebuilt after a succession of drafting disasters, bad hires and one-sided trades. Going young, trading for goals, beefing up the blue line -- nothing worked. There seemed no hope for the fans.
But all that has changed.
"All season long, they've worked ...
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