The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t exactly have a winning history in the National Hockey League (NHL), so oddsmakers always remain a bit sceptical when setting futures odds for them. The team, which joined the league in 2000, has never won the Stanley Cup or achieved any other major accomplishment in the league for that matter. They have been lucky enough to find themselves in a playoffs position in recent years, which has at least put them on the road to success, despite their best performance being an appearance in the second round.
Although there are many doubters, there are still many Canadians who choose to bet on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the hopes that the high odds set against them will one-day payout. If you would like to find out more about betting on the Blue Jackets in Canada, make sure to read on down below. There we have a good look at the team and their likelihood of making the playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup this season. We also have a look at their overall performance stats, in addition to providing gamblers with access to the best betting sites in CA! So, read on and find out all you need to know about Ohio’s favorite hockey team!
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Columbus Blue Jackets Odds to Make Playoffs
As mentioned above (and can also be seen below), the Columbus Blue Jackets are not a very successful team. Their best-ever performance in the league has seen them make it to the second round of the playoffs, which does not really inspire confidence in bettors.
However, it does seem that the team seems to be trying to change this narrative. In the last few years, they have focused on overhauling the team and hiring John Tortorella as coach. Tortorella’s tenure, thus far with the Blue Jackets, has seen the team make the playoffs in the last three consecutive seasons, with their 2019 appearance seeing them win their first-ever series in the playoffs.
At the halfway point of the season, they do not look as if they are going to make it this year, but with more than 40 games to go, this could change. It is a bit of a risky bet to wager on the team to make it through to the next round but not quite as risky as what it would be to bet on them winning the Stanley Cup.
Columbus Blue Jackets History
The Columbus Blue Jackets were formed in 2000. Upon joining the NHL, they really struggled to find any success. In fact, their first appearance in the playoffs would not come until almost a decade after their formation in the 2008-09 season, where they were ousted by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round.
Following this breakthrough appearance, it would take the team another four seasons to make the playoffs again, where they were again ousted in the first round but this time by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This playoff berth was followed by another two-year playoff absence. The team finally seemingly started improving in the 2016-17 season, where they made it to the playoffs for the third time in their history. Although they would be knocked out in the first round again, it marked the beginning of a three consecutive playoff appearance streak – the first of any kind in the team’s history.
The team are in the NHL’s Eastern Conference and had their best-ever postseason performance in the 2018-19 season when they won their first playoff series. Fans of the team are hoping that this leads to further success in the future while remaining cautiously optimistic.
Columbus Blue Jackets Stats
Some bettors believe success breeds more success. If that’s the case, then anyone betting on the Columbus Blue Jackets may want to think twice about doing do. Here is a list of the team’s achievements since joining the league in 2000:
- The team has never won a Stanley Cup.
- They have yet to win a Conference Championship too.
- The Blue Jackets have never won a Division Championship – not as part of the Metropolitan Division nor the Central Division.
- Their best-ever performance in the playoffs came in the 2018-19 season, where they made it to the second round. They were bested by the Boston Bruins who would go on to win the Conference. Probably, the most notable aspect of this success (other than it being the first time they made it to the next round) is that they swept the record-setting Tampa Bay Lightning squad in the first round.
- Although the Columbus Blue Jackets have never really seen success, their current head coach John Tortorella has already led a team to a Stanley Cup victory. He did so with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.
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