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The Washington Capitals entered their first round playoff series against Columbus as a heavy favorite to advance to the next round.

Apparently, no one told the Blue Jackets.

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Aaron Portzline had his dream job. The Mount Vernon native and Ohio State University alum traveled with the Columbus Blue Jackets as he covered the team for The Columbus Dispatch, a paper he joined as a part-time employee at the age of 18.

Now he’s leaving the 146-year-old newspaper for a startup website that’s trying to reinvent local sports coverage.

Columbus Blue Jackets

After winning away games both Friday and Sunday, the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team hikes to a 20-5-4 season record. They bring their so-far successful run back to Nationwide Arena on Tuesday night for the start of four home games.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets start a new season Thursday night. The Jackets open the season at home inside Nationwide Arena against the Boston Bruins, and expectations are down following a 2015-2016 season that ended with the Jackets as one of the league's worst teams.

Aftermath of the NHL Lockout

Jan 7, 2013

11:00 After a 113-day NHL lockout that began Sept. 16 and forced the cancellation of 625 games, players are getting ready to suit up for a shortened season.  This hour we'll discuss the impact of the lockout on fans, the city, and the league. Guests

  • Aaron Portzline, sports reporter for the Columbus Dispatch
  • Brian E. Owen, CEO and Chairman of NRG Reserach Group
  • James Mirtle, sports reporter for the Globe and Mail

10:00 In the NHL Lockout, an agreement is apparently closer than ever. But what has the missed season done to Columbus? Guest:

  • Aaron Portzline (sports reporter for The Columbus Dispatch)

10:20 Humor is an essential aspect of American life... A cartoonist knows this better than anyone. On this hour, we'll talk with the cartoon editor of the New Yorker about humor in American life. Guest: