Felix welcomes special guest Alison Lukan, freelance writer covering the Columbus Blue Jackets for BlueJackets.com and the Buckeye State Hockey blog, to talk about one of the most surprising teams in the NHL. Felix and Alison get to the bottom of the Blue Jackets’ success, including the secret to Sam Gagner’s resurgence, the emergence of Zach Werenski, and how the rookie defenseman has developed under 22-year-old mentor Seth Jones. Also, Alison discusses Boone Jenner’s slow start, Columbus’ ability to win without leaning on Sergei Bobrovsky, whether or not Ryan Murray will ever live up to his draft status, and what John Tortorella has done to guide Columbus to success so far. Finally, Alison talks about her approach to covering hockey, incorporating analytics into her coverage, and other teams that she’s had her eye on this season!
For more insight from Alison, follow her on Twitter @AlisonL, and find her content on: http://thesportsdaily.com/buckeye-state-hockey/
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