The 2008-2009 season was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ most successful campaign. The Jackets finished seventh in the conference, making the playoffs for the first time in team history. Even though they were quickly disposed of by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, the Blue Jackets opened a lot of eyes last year and took a big step towards gaining respectability as a franchise. The future looks bright for the Jackets, as goaltender Steve Mason won the Calder Trophy and was nominated for the Vezina, and youngsters Derick Brassard and Jakub Voracek had excellent rookie seasons.
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