20 YEARS ON ICE - The team remains focused squarely on the elusive top trophy.
January 8, 2021
Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Hayleigh Colombo
To be fair, this isn’t how the Columbus Blue Jackets planned on commemorating their 20th season on the ice.
A 56-game season. Few, if any, fans allowed inside Nationwide Arena because of the pandemic, at least when the season kicks off in mid-January. And the front office has had to scale down how the Blue Jackets mark the anniversary.
But at least there will be hockey in 2021.
That means another opportunity for the Blue Jackets to compete for the Stanley Cup championship that has eluded the team since its inaugural season in 2000.
The vision of taking home the championship trophy is what fuels the front office leadership as they look to build the future of the franchise.
“It feels like we still have unfinished business,” said Todd Sharrock, vice president of communications and team services for the Blue Jackets. “That’s part of what drives us. We haven’t gotten to where we want to go. We’re all pushing in the same direction.”