There are some things to bear in mind before betting on the Columbus Blue Jackets lines. The Columbus Blue Jackets are known for the replica Civil War cannon situated at one end of the rink in Nationwide Arena, that unleashes an explosion of smoke and noise whenever the Blue Jackets score a goal.
You could say that the Blue Jackets made a lot of noise and fired up their fan base at the 2018-19 NHL trade deadline. Going all in is a well-known phrase in the wagering world, and that’s exactly what the Blue Jackets did.
Knowing full well that Vezina Trophy-winning goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and leading scorer Artemi Panarin were headed for unrestricted free agency and quite possibly departing over the summer, the Blue Jackets loaded up, adding forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators, defenseman Adam McQuaid from the New York Rangers and goalie Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils.
The future is definitely now for the Blue Jackets, who shipped a gaggle of draft picks the other way and figure to take a Humpty Dumpty-like great fall if they fail to succeed in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen has definitely put his job on the line by making such bold moves.
The history of the playoffs in Columbus is a very short story, but it’s certainly no fairy tale. Through the 2017-18 season the Blue Jackets had made the playoffs just four times since joining the NHL as an expansion franchise in 2000-01, and they’ve never advanced beyond the first round of postseason play. But there’s always been a theory among hockey people that if you think your team has the goods to win the Stanley Cup, you go for it and let the future consequences be damned, and that’s absolutely what the Blue Jackets did.
Where to bet on the Blue Jackets: Tips and Best Odds
You might not want to be so bold when betting on the Blue Jackets, though. Should you are inclined to make a play on Columbus, why not do so at BetStars, the new online sportsbook from the creators of PokerStars? You’ll find the usual array of betting options on the NHL lines here, as well as such live and prop wagering as team totals and player matchups, performances and scorecast bets. Should a game go to a shootout, you can even play a wager on how many goals will be scored during the shootout.