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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lake Erie Monsters new AHL partner of Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters to have the Cleveland-based team serve as the NHL club's American Hockey League affiliate. The Blue Jackets ended their five-year relationship with the AHL team in Springfield, Massachusetts. The multiyear affiliation with the Monsters will begin with the 2015-16 season. The Monsters...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets captain set to be named

Just the sixth team in NHL history to go without a captain for three consecutive seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets recently announced that they were close to bestowing that honor to a player currently on the roster. Since Rick Nash was dealt away on July 23, 2012, the Blue Jackets have relied on leadership by […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets captain set to be named appeared...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Forwards

View image | gettyimages.com With the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them, front office personnel and fans alike have more tools to evaluate a player’s performance than ever before. Possession, usage or quality of competition statistics have added a level of detail beyond just merely goals, assists and plus/minus. Ultimately […] The post Columbus...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Even without playoffs, Blue Jackets encouraged by season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Even though they were all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs weeks before the season ended, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't tank at the finish. As a matter of fact, they provided a reason for hope in a season that ended too soon. ''We have a lot to look forward to throughout the summer and next year,'' said forward Cam Atkinson. They closed with...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets odds in drafting Connor McDavid

The odds are officially set for the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel show, also known as the 2015 NHL Draft. The battle for the best odds has officially ended with the odds ending up in Buffalo’s favor. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets have nearly killed their odds at the top pick by having the strongest finish to the season for any team in the entire league. Last night, Columbus...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/10/15) vs Buffalo Sabres

The Columbus Blue Jackets won in their 81st game of the 2014-15 season, the 41st and final match of the year at Nationwide Arena. They beat the last-placed Buffalo Sabres 4-2, a score that doesn’t tell just how dominant the Jackets were. Save for a few shifts here and here, this was all Columbus, and the Jackets now build to a 12 game point streak. The final game is tomorrow at...
Via BS Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Not so fast Columbus: Cracking the Mike Reilly code

Mike Reilly has made his intentions clear… Not that he is heading to the NHL this season, but rather that he does not intend to play for the team that drafted him, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jackets took a chance on the smooth-skating, yet drastically undersized, Reilly in the fourth round of the 2011 […] The post Not so fast Columbus: Cracking the Mike Reilly code appeared...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The CBJ Tomorrow: The Backup Goalie

The CBJ Tomorrow is a look at what the Columbus Blue Jackets need to fix before the start of the 2015-16 season. We’ve already covered the problems on the fourth line. In recent games, the CBJ have gone without Boll and Tropp, a pleasant switch that has made a decent impact on forward efficacy. We also took a look at high-profile injury losses, and the kind of roster-wide changes...
Via BS Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Shut Down Ryan Murray

Murray has been skating again and may play out the last couple of games in the 2014-15 regular season. In a season that has been rendered essentially useless, I ask myself this question: why the hell risk him to possible further injury? Most people will argue that hockey is a contact sport that exposes players to possible injury all the time which is a fair point but the discussion...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 79: Slow down Columbus

Quick note: GIFs for this game won’t be coming as they happen, as I won’t be getting home until 9pm. They will be up on newyorkrangersgifs.com starting around 9:30 or so. After a thorough demolishing of the Devils, the New York Rangers will play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight as our Blueshirts look Read more → The post Game 79: Slow down Columbus appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Foligno's hat trick leads Blue Jackets to team-record 9th straight win

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nick Foligno scored three times and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Saturday to set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win. It was Foligno's first hat trick in his 541st career NHL game. Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell also scored, Brandon Dubinsky assisted on all three of Foligno's goals, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Gophers Mike Reilly Headed to Free Agency?

View image | gettyimages.com It’s what I call the silly season. The season is over for most NCAA teams and some college hockey players are making decisions regarding their future. Do they stay or go? Here's an interesting story that I stumbled across today. It appears that the Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer is concerned that Gophers defenseman Mike Reilly might not be headed...
Via Goon's World
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 78: East on 70. Pens take on the Jackets.

Pittsburgh Penguins (42-24-11) at Columbus Blue Jackets (38-35-4) 2:00 PM – ROOT Sports Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Only five games to go… Prediction The Pens only muster one point from this weekend. They end up with a two-point cushion over the Senators entering their matchup Tuesday night. The Pens win that one 5-0, lose to the Islanders 5-0, then beat the Sabres 5...
Via The Pensblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal

We’ve seen a lot of crazy shootout goals this season which have featured intricate, complicated and amazing moves. In the case of Ryan Johansen, sometimes less is more. Johansen essentially unplugs before nudging the puck past Jaroslav Halak. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Elimination from playoffs won’t cool down hot team

It is official. The hottest team in the entire National Hockey League, the Columbus Blue Jackets, was eliminated from their chance at the playoffs last night after the Boston Bruins picked up two points. Columbus won their seventh straight game last night after defeating the New Jersey Devils by the score of 3-1, bringing their record to 37-35-4. The team has been on fire as of late...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell Scores Hat Trick, Leads Columbus to 5-3 victory

Scott Hartnell #43 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his hat-trick goal with teammates Dalton Prout #47, Fedor Tyutin #51 and Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Tuesday’s matchup saw the Anaheim Ducks take on a Columbus Blue Jackets team that had won six out of their...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold traded to Wild after daughter writes heartbreaking letter

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

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...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Heatherington to entry level deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced this afternoon that they have signed defenseman Dillon Heatherington to a three-year, entry level contract. The 19 year old Heatherington was drafted 50th overall in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft (New Jersey). He's a left-shooting defenseman that weighs-in at 206 pounds and stands 6'4". A native of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining the innovative and surprising Nathan Horton – David Clarkson trade

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. Clarkson (all situations): 2007...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets make move at goaltender

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno Loses Bet, Has To Make Ad Praising Teammate Ryan Johansen

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 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL taking hold in Columbus with Blue Jackets ratings surge

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...
Via Awful Announcing
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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