BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP
NHL journeyman Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild on Monday. His 11-year-old daughter may have helped orchestrate the deal. A member of Leopold family shared a hand-written letter with KFAN that Leopold’s daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild during their losing streak in January. Parts of it were...Read More
Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion.
According to Minnesota radio...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- On a slow NHL trade-deadline day for the Columbus Blue Jackets, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen dealt seldom-used defenseman Jordan Leopold for a younger blue-liner and a draft pick and also signed forward Cam Atkinson to a three-year deal.
Atkinson's agent, George Bazos at Edge Sports Management, confirmed Monday his client had signed a new contract worth...
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was crushed with a big hit by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen in the opening seconds of Sunday's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Johansen intercepted a pass intended for Crosby and knocked him to the ice all in one motion.Johansen also had a goal and an assist in the game, but it wasn't enough as the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets...
One: Both teams had a slow pace to the first period, with the Blue Jackets putting up nine shots on goal before the Devils registered their first with five minutes left. Wennberg looked poised throughout period as he continues to come into his own as a player. Early start may have thrown teams off their routine, perhaps.
Two: The slow pace, also known as "typical Devils hockey",...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off injured reserve after he missed 15 games because of a groin injury.
The club also assigned goaltender Oscar Dansk to its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Bobrovsky, winner of the 2013 Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie, is...
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2 days ago
In one of the most innovative and surprising trades in recent memory, Nathan Horton of the Columbus Blue Jackets was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for David Clarkson. Full stop. No salary retained. Nothing else was added to this deal to sweeten the pot for either side. For as simple as it was presented on the surface, this deal was anything but.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve and recalled center Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Calvert is out indefinitely due to a concussion.
Calvert has recorded 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season and has totaled 39 goals and 43 assists in 202 career...
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3 days ago
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp got extremely creative on this one. After being stopped initially, the puck landed on top of the net and Tropp decided to poke it off and then bat it into the net. Unfortunately the refs blew the play dead when the puck landed on top of the net. The Situation […]
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I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp for his effort on this play. Even though the goal ended up being a disallowed after review, it was still one of the most impressive displays of hand-eye coordination that I’ve seen so far this season. After some physical play
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Coming of their longest road trip of the season, Columbus had a chance to bounce back against Buffalo at home. But it didn't go well for rookie goaltender Anton Forsberg.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Prior to tonight's game with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced that the club had traded injured right winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right winger David Clarkson.
"There's a good chance that he might never play again," Kekalainen said of Horton. "This deal's all about financials...
The Columbus Blue Jackets are shopping James Wisniewski and likely to trade him before the March 2 deadline. The Blue Jackets are out of the playoff picture and willing to part ways with Wisniewski, who recently gave a list of 10 teams he would accept a trade to.
The 31 year old right defenseman has 7 goals and 20 assists for 27 points in 52 games played. Last season, he set a career high
Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski's name has come to the forefront of trade discussions in recent days. Should the Blue Jackets hang onto him, or will his $5.5 million cap hit bring down his price?
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There comes a point when a team reaches the "critical mass" part of their season. The tendency of teams on the outside looking in on a playoff spot is to fall into either a cliche-laden non-answer or to pull inside a shell and not even acknowledge the negatives, while espousing the positives.
It has become a daily ritual of saying the next game is the most important game that they...
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled goaltender Oscar Dansk from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons and assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to the club's AHL affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Dansk, 20, has posted a 7-5-5 record with a 3.46 goals against average and .833 save percentage in 19 games with Springfield...
TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options. This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Ryan...
News broke late Monday night at Aaron Portzline dropped a sizable revelation on the unsuspecting hockey world. The subject: James Wisniewski. Sunday night, Wisniewski was a surprise scratch in the Blue Jackets’ game against New York. Todd Richards briefly explained the situation as performance-based. The CBJ coach told Portzline, “We want him [Wisniewski] to be better.” Monday...
The New York Rangers are back at MSG tonight to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, looking to make it two in a row, both against the Blue Jackets and overall, having beaten the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The Blue Jackets have been completely decimated by injuries this season, and really aren’t as bad
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have depth, youth, high-end talent and a Vezina-caliber goaltender. With the trade deadline on the horizon, David Baust says their best move would be no moves at all.
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Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen are the stars of a new ad campaign from Visa, which was dropped this week. In the first ad (above) the two ‘Lumbus stars – who clearly have a pretty great rapport – battle it out as they see who can ‘purchase’ three vegetables and stick-handle
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21-4-3. That’s the kind of record the Blue Jackets need to close the season with 96 points as of this writing. That’s your playoff threshold, with Columbus needing a kind of run that seems almost impossible. While injuries have decimated the club all year, the problems are deeper than just the missing players. With the trade deadline approaching, the CBJ their first prolonged...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have never really been a model franchise for expansion teams. Moribund season after moribund season turned what should have been a thriving, growing small market into one that could be best described as perilous. Even with a long-term arena agreement with Franklin County, it always seemed like the Blue Jackets were the first or second team mentioned...
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The Blue Jackets scored seven times against the Blues on Friday night, but the most bizarre was a goal credited to Cam Atkinson. The puck popped into the air off of a stick and hit Scott Hartnell in the helmet. As Hartnell turned to see what hit him, the puck floated up over Brian Elliott and hit the top of the net. It then bounced off the crossbar and down, where Atkinson waved...