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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wading Through The Crap: The Ryan Johansen Saga

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation” – Marcus Tullius Cicero A summer filled with public mud slinging is not one, that many fans envisioned coming into this offseason. Obviously many knew a negotiation was coming for Johansen, before the season began though not many thought such a breakout season was coming for the young centerman. The past few months have been...
Via BS Hockey
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Sonny Milano suffers facial fracture, out for rookie tournament

Freak accidents are a part of hockey. When played properly many players can walk away from a game without a bruise, when not played properly injuries of all sorts can happen. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect was checked into the boards earlier this week which left him with an injury that made the team fear for the worst.#451367244 / gettyimages.comSonny Milano was checked into...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen

Things with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen haven’t exactly been roses the last few months. Johansen is the team’s star now, coming off a 33-goal campaign and he’s looking for a big fat raise. Problem is, the people in charge of the Jackets don’t necessarily agree with his asking price. On Monday, it […] The post John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen...
Via Two Pad Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson On The Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,  When Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen took agent Kurt Overhardt to task for his handling of the Ryan Johansen negotiations on Monday, it turned out that was just the warm-up act. When it came to president of hockey operations John Davidson to take his turn, he turned both barrels directly on Overhardt. This is getting ugly...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackets prospects build winning culture at Traverse tournament

Four-hundred miles north of Nationwide Arena, a young group of Blue Jackets is getting noticed at the 2014 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City. In their 13th appearance at the annual tournament, the Jackets' prospects team has come from behind to win all three of its games and will play for first place overall tonight. That is quite a feat for a group of players who had...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus GM Has Strong Words For Ryan Johansen

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, As training camp draws near, the heat is getting turned up under unsigned Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, in his strongest words yet, warned against Johansen not being signed by the start of camp on Thursday, and he questioned the motivation of Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt. “Our...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Blue Jackets' Foligno looks back at trying time, ahead to building upon success

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve months ago, left winger Nick Foligno was preparing for NHL training camps to open. The summer training regimen was complete and he was back in Columbus. He was also preparing, along with his wife Janelle, for the birth of their first child. Ten days after the season started, they welcomed Milana Maria into the world on Oct. 14, 2013. A few days after her...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings Prospects Cannot Hold Lead Against Blue Jackets

Much like Friday night, the Red Wings prospects blew another two goal lead to the Columbus Blue Jackets but this time they did not recover. The Red Wings opened the scoring on Saturday night with a goal by Colin Campbell and then added to their lead with another goal by Anthony Mantha.  This lead quickly evaporated in the second period as Columbus was able to tie it up. After...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Milano Out With Facial Fractures

Blue Jackets prospect left wing Sonny Milano, the club's No. 16 overall selection in June, suffered multiple facial fractures when he was checked into the boards during Thursday's 6-4 win over Minnesota at the NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. Milano suffered a fractured orbital bone and a fractured cheek, according to Plymouth Whalers director of U.S. scouting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We’re now half-way through the Metropolitan Division, having previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. Last season, the Columbus Blue Jackets tasted the postseason. … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview...
Via Committed Indians
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets bring hockey-themed playground to Westgate Park

Hockey is literally larger than life in Columbus. Thanks to a grant from the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the second hockey-themed playground was built last Friday at Westgate Park in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) and Playworld Midstates. "We had so much fun last year," said Greg Kirstein, Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twitter account for the Blue Jackets apparently had a seizure or something

We’re big fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Twitter account. The content posted there is usually fun, informative and typically pretty clever. Then this post happened: we're so fancy we already know our fenwick's climbing but we've got a ways to go follow us plz — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 10, 2014 You can’t win ‘em all. You’re better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets are enjoying a season ticket sales boom

Things are moving in the right direction in Columbus. Following up a 2013-14 season which saw the team become a formidable opponent in the East, the Blue Jackets are enjoying a nice season ticket boom heading into 2014-15. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets have sold over 10,000 season tickets for the first time since 2009-10. This is a pretty remarkable accomplishment...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Using dCorsi to Predict Next Year’s Lineup

First off I would like to share a recent post on Pension Plan Puppets from Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) explaining dCorsi: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2014/7/21/5663440/dcorsi-introduction-what-is-dcorsi-how-do-you-use-dcorsi I really enjoyed reading about this further as I often see him discuss and compare players using this on Twitter and only had a passing knowledge based...
Via BS Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Don’t Expect Much More from Nathan Horton

The much ballyhooed signing of Nathan Horton is a proud moment among new fans and old. A player who has a Stanley Cup on his resume decided to come to the capital city to play hockey for the Blue Jackets. I myself was excited at the time of the signing, I believed wholeheartedly that Horton brought a sense of legitimacy to the team that hadn’t been seen since James Wisniewski joined...
Via BS Hockey
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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