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Blue Jackets Marketing Evolves With Team

As the Columbus Blue Jackets have made changes over the past few years to put a more competitive team on the ice, so too has the business side of the organization made strides to improve the fan experience. Gone are the days when the team would limp to the finish line at the end of the season, only to have the club try and sell season tickets one week later with the disappointing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Going yoga: Blue Jackets add diversity to training

Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll likes to mix things up when it comes to his conditioning. He's worked out with Navy SEALS and tried mixed martial arts and boxing. But the latest addition to his workout routine may surprise some -- Boll has become an avid student of yoga. Over the summer, Jackets strength and conditioning coach Kevin Collins listed yoga as a recommended activity...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton’s back injury is ‘career-threatening’

Nathan Horton’s career in Columbus hasn’t been what it was expected to be and now, it may have hit the wall. Sure, they were well aware of his pending shoulder surgery when they signed him to a seven-year, $37.1 million deal in the summer of 2013. They were okay with that. And they were willing to deal when he was put out by an abdominal issue at the end of the 2013-14 season...
Via Sports-Glory
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Underrated Nick Foligno helping to carry Blue Jackets

Much like the team he plays for, Nick Foligno tends to fly under the radar. The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t on anyone’s radar to contend this year even after winning the franchise’s first two playoff games and neither is Foligno, despite starting the season in red-hot fashion. For the Jackets, that has to do with […] The post Underrated Nick Foligno helping to carry Blue...
Via Two Pad Stack
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McElhinney Injury Could Test Goalie Depth

Nick Foligno was just trying to swat away a cross-ice pass. Instead, he missed the puck, couldn't stop his momentum, and crashed into Curtis McElhinney, the backup goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets. McElhinney stayed down in his crease for a few moments before being helped off the ice. On Sunday, the Jackets placed CMac on injured reserve and called up rookie Anton Forsberg...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Horton's Back Injury Could End Career

The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished. Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jackets in the summer of 2013, has been diagnosed with “degeneration”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

There’s a chance we have seen the last of Nathan Horton in an NHL uniform. The back injury that has sidelined the Columbus Blue Jackets winger since April could be a career-ender, sources told The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. “The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet,” Portzline wrote Tuesday. “But optimism is fading...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Health Update Not Good

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished. Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jackets in...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus: Now is Time to Prepare for California Storm

As the Blue Jackets’ California series is about to begin, now is the time to gather and prepare your readiness kits. Yes Columbus, the forecast for falling cliches is quite dire and seems all but certain to increase throughout the weekend. You can already see the early impacts now, rip tides starting to nip at the edges of your local sports pages and websites. There is still time...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackets put McElhinney on IR, call up Forsberg

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. McElhinney, the backup to top goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets recall goaltender Anton Forsberg; place Curtis McElhinney on IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on Injured Reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on Emergency Recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets score own goal and injures goalie

You have to really feel for Nick Foligno here. The Blue Jackets forward was just trying to work hard and break up a 2-on-1 pass and it went as bad as possible. Foligno deflected the puck into his goalie Curtis McElhinney and then crashed into him, knocking the puck into the net. To make things […] The post Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno Scores On Own Team, Injures Goalie appeared...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets start the 2014-15 season strong

The 2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets’ season is underway. Tonight, the team is hosting the Dallas Stars and looking to stay undefeated. The Stars are looking for their first win of the season as well as any sign of life from their new look top-6 forward group. First liners Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin have combined for 0 points and a -6 rating so far this young season, while new-comers...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portly Blue Jackets fan dances shirtless, dumps beer on self, is awesome (video)

Determining exactly who can boast being the No. 1 superfan of the Columbus Blue Jackets is a no-brainer. It’s “Dancing Kevin,” by a jiggly mile. A longtime fan favorite and a regular presence at Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena, “Dancing Kevin” made his regular season debut on Saturday with a shirtless, beer-soaked, bear-grinding […] The post Portly Blue Jackets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Dancing Kevin' steals show at Blue Jackets home opener (Video / GIF)

The Columbus Blue Jackets had their 2014-15 home opener Saturday night against the N.Y. Rangers, and "Dancing Kevin" was ready to put on a show. And what a show it was - for better or worse, depending on your opinion.Kevin was ready when the song "Bear Down For What" came on, pulling his Blue Jackets jersey off to reveal the words "CBJ: Let's Get to...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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