Blue Jackets eager for new season of higher standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio — “We’re just hoping we have better luck.”

That’s what Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson says about the new Blue Jackets season, where potential and expectations have been raised significantly. The CBJ missed the playoffs last year with a stunning run of injuries to key players, especially early in the season.

With the off-season acquisition of 2-time Stanley Cup champion Brandon Saad and fellow Cup champion Gregory Campbell, the Jackets think this could be their best chance to win a playoff series, and maybe more.

“I want us to feel we can win, to go into the season with the club we have and we can beat anybody.” Davidson said. “I want us to worry about the puck drop in game 1 and that’s it.”

“I would think our players feel they have a better chance of winning than they’ve ever had here.”

The Jackets report for training camp Thursday with the first on-ice workouts set for Friday at the Ice Haus. All training camp practices are open to the public.

 

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