BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jackets’ Blue Line Has Bright Future

An early exit from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs has the entire Blue Jackets organization rethinking where the bar needs to be set. The most successful regular season in franchise history followed with only five games of postseason hockey. For the Blue Jackets, especially head coach John Tortorella, that’s not good enough. In fact, it can be evaluated as a failure of a season....
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Morning Links: Prospects Look Good in Playoffs

Good morning, Columbus Blue Jackets fans! Grab a cup of coffee and browse through some fresh CBJ links. Not much going on in the world of the Columbus Blue Jackets right now except hoping that the Pittsburgh Penguins lose every game. They obviously did not hope hard enough last night. The Pens defeated the Capitals […] Columbus Blue Jackets Morning Links: Prospects Look Good in...
Via Union and Blue
2 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Named Finalist for Mark Messier Leadership Award

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno has been named one of three finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. The award is presented to the best leader in the NHL through his work on and off the ice. Nick Foligno is the first Columbus Blue Jackets player to be selected as a finalist for the […] Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Named Finalist for Mark Messier...
Via Union and Blue
2 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Morning Links: Next Season is Stanley Cup or Bust

Good morning, Columbus Blue Jackets fans! It’s officially the offseason for the CBJ, but that doesn’t mean that the news stops coming. The Columbus Blue Jackets may have lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins last week to end their 2016-2017 season but we at Union and Blue are still proud of what our guys were able to […] Columbus Blue Jackets Morning Links: Next Season is Stanley...
Via Union and Blue
3 days ago

Blue Jackets may look to add offense in offseason

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Brandon Dubinsky (4-22-17)

Brandon Dubinsky talks to the media on exit day.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Scott Hartnell (4-22-17)

Scott Hartnell talks about his reaction to the season the Stanley Cup Playoffs on exit day.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Jack Johnson (4-22-17)

Jack Johnson talks to the media following the Blue Jackets final game of the season.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets fan wears gruesome Zach Werenski injury photo on shirt for Game 4 (PHOTO)

Zach Werenski took a puck to the face in Game 3 of the Blue Jackets’ playoff series with the Penguins, and he’s now ruled out for the rest of the playoffs after suffering a facial fracture. One particular Jackets fan chose to commend him for his toughness in Game 4, but did so in a weird way. The fan rocked a shirt with a photo of Werenski’s brutal facial injury on it, probably...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/18: Avoiding the Capital gains tax in OT

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading between approximately 18 NHL postseason overtime games. At least we know the Capitals are avoid a gains tax.(Sorry, not sorry for that one.)Happy birthday today to Miguel Cabrera, Scott Hartnell and Nate Archibald. On this...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole

The first round series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins was supposed to be competitive. Given their recent records against each other and the fact they ended the season with separated by three points and the same number of wins, these two teams were supposed to be going the distance. At least six games, maybe seven was the common belief, but the Blue...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Werenski out for rest of playoffs after taking puck to face

Playoff hockey. It’s one of the most brutal sports out there, which we saw with clarity Sunday night when Zach Werenski took a puck to the face, bled all over the ice and then came back into the game for his Columbus Blue Jackets, who ended up losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins to fall to 0-3 on the series.After the game, Werenski shared this picture, which shows just how badly...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Calvert’s one-game suspension for breaking stick over Tom Kuhnhackl makes no sense

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has some explaining to do.On Saturday, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert was given just a one-game suspension for viciously breaking his stick over the back/neck of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl late in Friday night’s 4-1 loss. Calvert was given a two-minute penalty for the incident, largely inconsequential considering...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Dispatch planned to troll Penguins with “Sid The Kid” masks, canceled after backlash

The Columbus Dispatch took a shot at an opposing player ahead of the Blue Jackets’ NHL playoff home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday, but that shot backfired.The Dispatch tweeted Friday about a promotion where they’ll distribute crying “Sid The Kid” masks mocking Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby with Sunday’s paper, and they got plenty of negative responses...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Calvert breaks his stick over Tom Kuhnhackl in vicious attack

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a big 2-0 hole after dropping Game 2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-1 score. While other road teams around the NHL are securing wins in opposing arenas, the Blue Jackets played another disappointing game in which they barely threatened and looked overwhelmed by a superior opponent. As time expired in Game 2, frustrations boiled over for the Blue...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The impact of the Thornton and Couture injuries

The San Jose Sharks have found themselves in an increasingly challenging situation. Star centers Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were both recently injured and the playoffs are only a week away. Couture has missed the last four games after a deflected puck hit him in the mouth. Thornton suffered a gruesome leg injury on Sunday when he ran into Michael Chaput. The two playmakers have...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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