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Dubois has sights set on NHL this fall

TORONTO -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward prospect Pierre-Luc Dubois was the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft but he believes he could end up being the No. 1 rookie in the League this season. Dubois, who signed a three-year contract on July 1, w...
Via NHL.com
13 minutes ago

Blue Jackets Pressure Points: Season Predictions

We conclude our summer series, titled Blue Jackets Pressure Points, on the Columbus Blue Jackets. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we graded Blue Jackets management. Today, we end the series by sharing a bunch of predictions for the upcoming season. The Last One We’ve reached the end...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

John Madden, three-time Stanley Cup champion, named head coach of Cleveland Monsters

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have named three-time Stanley Cup champion John Madden as head coach of the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, Blue Jackets Assistant General Manager Bill Zito announced toda...
Via NHL.com
16 hours ago

The Cannon Top 25 under 25 #6: Zach Werenski

A brilliant two way defender with a cannon of a shot and great playmaking skills, Werenski is just what the Blue Jackets need. Our own Jeff Little is famous for saying "Hope is not a strategy." With Zach Werenski, the fans in Columbus need to keep that saying in mind as we move towards the 2016-2017 season. Drafted 8th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, it was clear the organization...
Via The Cannon
21 hours ago

BlueJackets.com Q&A: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Pierre-Luc Dubois set Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) scoring records this year and was one of the most decorated prospects in the 2016 draft class. The Blue Jackets' No. 1 pick (third overall) is back in Columbus to get ready for traini...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

The Cannon Top 25 Under 25 - #7 BJORKSTRAND!!!!!!!!

I swear I didn’t have to bribe anyone to get this assignment In the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Blue Jackets selected Danish right winger Oliver Bjorkstrand. As I looked over the draft results, that name jumped out at me. What a funny sounding name! I didn’t give much thought to the hockey player. At that point I was more excited about what the first rounders Wennberg...
Via The Cannon
1 day ago

Blue Jackets Pressure Points: Grading Management

We continue our summer series, titled Blue Jackets Pressure Points, on the Columbus Blue Jackets. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we asked if Ryan Murray and Seth Jones were ready to become a top, shutdown pair. Today, I put my teacher’s hat on as we grade Blue Jackets’ management on...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

The Cannon Top 25 Under 25: #8 Joonas Korpisalo

If there was a bright spot to emerge from the darkness of last season, it was perhaps the play of Joonas Korpisalo. He progressed rapidly from "that young Finnish kid whose name Tortorella cannot pronounce" to the keeper of the blue ice, when both Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney were down with injuries. The 22-year old was thrown into the crucible without a lot of preparation...
Via The Cannon
2 days ago

WATCH: Foundation Grant Announcement 2016

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation announced their yearly grant commitment, totaling over $1 million!
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs Give Rene Bourque a PTO: Report

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Rene Bourque to a professional tryout (PTO), according to James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail. The former University of Wisconsin Badger most recently spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, putting up three goals and eight points in 49 games last season. The 34-year-old journeyman is a veteran of 660 NHL games, and is a three-time...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Jared Bednar named head coach of Avalanche

After a surprising exit by Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche were up against the clock to hire a coach before the season starts. It looks as though they have found their man. First reported by Darren Dreger, Jared Bednar is now the head coach of the Avalanche. Bednar beat out other names like Lane Lambert and Kevin Dineen for the job. Lambert and Dineen both have experience in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Inside A Workout: Brandon Dubinsky

Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Three Players that Could Move Up

The Newly named Cleveland Monsters showed they are full of talent winning last years Calder Cup, and they have three players that could stick with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets had their struggles last year and could use  new blood to help put them in the right direction. At the end of […] Columbus Blue Jackets: Three Players that Could Move Up - Union and...
Via Union and Blue
6 days ago

Which Columbus Blue Jackets prospects should make the jump to the NHL this season?

As the 2016 training camp approaches for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a lot of the focus will be on the prospects that carried the Lake Erie (now Cleveland) Monsters to the Calder Cup. The disappointing 2015-16 season for the Blue Jackets created a few open spots on the roster which will need be filled by these prospects. The only question is who are the ones that deserve the chance...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jack Willis: Blue Jackets Hero

Hear the story of Jack Willis, a Blue Jackets Hero.
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

At this time last year, the Columbus Blue Jackets were a trendy pick to make a jump into the playoffs. Let's just say that almost any chance of that was shot down in the first two weeks of the season. The Blue Jackets starting 0-8 and lost the first 7 by at least 2 goals. The team was a complete mess leading them to fire their coach and hire John Tortorella, who let's just say...
Via Razzball Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Columbus Blue Jackets do to improve their blue line?

The Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen will open the 2016-17 season knowing that the team’s success will largely depend on them. The defensemen have undoubtedly been the Blue Jackets weakness of late, which has led to a few key moves to revamp the blue line. One of which was acquiring Seth Jones from the Nashville Predators in a blockbuster trade. Jones will be 22-years old at the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Who is the goalie of the future for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

After winning the Vezina Trophy in 2013, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was thought to be the goalie of the future for the organization. However, the 2015-16 season made some people wonder who the future goalie really is in Columbus. When Bobrovsky is on his game, he’s proven to be a great player. He has a lot of hockey left in him as a highly skilled 27-year...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbus draft pick survived meteor strike as kid, prompeted hockey career

On NHL Draft weekend, there are always many great stories that emerge as to how the prospects found themselves where they stand with the sweater of one of the 30 NHL teams on and a new hat on their head. Columbus Blue Jackets third round draft pick Vitaly Abramov might seem like an average Russian sniper taken in the later rounds due to the general reluctance in the NHL to take...
Via The Comeback
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Hartnell agreed to waive no-move clause for several teams

Scott Hartnell’s name popped up quite a bit prior to the trade deadline, but nothing ever panned out and he closed out the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. That may change this summer as Hartnell has reportedly agreed to waive his no-move clause for a “decent-sized list” of teams. Via Sportsnet.ca: According to sources, Hartnell, who has a no-move clause, has agreed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Blue Jackets to trade Sergei Bobrovsky?

What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Bob? The Blue Jackets long had a goalie carousel of underachievers that ended with Steve Mason imploding. Acquiring Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers for three draft picks instantly brought the team much-needed stability between the pipes. Bobrovsky joined the league’s elite netminders when he burst onto the scene in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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