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New Blue Jacket leads team in rendition of 'Piano Man'

New member of the Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Saad’s already earned the nickname “Saadfather” in Chicago and now he might just have himself a new one. Saad showed off an off-ice talent Tuesday during a team building trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While there, team captain Nick Foligno led the team as they sang Billy Joel's "Piano Man" and Saad took the piano. Before...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets looking for fewer injuries, return to playoffs

The Brandon Saad watch is on in Columbus. The Blue Jackets head into the season with all eyes on Saad, the talented 22-year-old forward acquired from the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in the offseason. There is hope that Saad and new arrival Gregory Campbell will help the Blue Jackets rebound from a 42-35-5 season that left them out of the playoffs. Coach Todd Richards can at least...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monsters unveil sharp CBJ-themed jersey

Hockey in the state of Ohio is more closely linked than ever. The Lake Erie Monsters' new jersey for the 2015-16 season represents just that. Now the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets after years of being the Colorado Avalanche's farm team, the Monsters will rep some Ohio pride at The Q. The Blue Jackets are up in northeast Ohio Tuesday and Wednesday practicing in Strongsville...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets season preview: A healthy team is a good team

Plus: The Columbus Blue Jackets, so far, are significantly healthier than they were last season. According to Man Games Lost, Columbus led the league in total man games lost due to injury last season with 508 total games. Now, with a healthy group, the Blue Jackets should be able to utilize their forward depth. With the new addition of Brandon Saad, the continual dominance of Ryan...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobrovsky makes 33 saves, Blue Jackets beat Penguins 4-2

Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves, Ryan Johansen scored twice and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Saturday in exhibition play. Boone Jenner and Scott Hartnell added goals for Columbus. Left wing Brandon Saad made his debut for Columbus. Acquired in a trade with Chicago during the offseason, Saad was struck in the mouth by a puck during training...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 4: Someday this will all mean something.

Are we there yet? No? Okay. The Pens host the Columbus Blue Jackets today at 4pm. This one will be televised on the CW. We’ve officially reached the halfway point in the preseason, just four more to go before **** gets real on October 8. Today’s lineups: WHAT TO WATCH FOR Looking more and more each day like it’ll be Chris Kunitz lining up with Kessel and Crosby when the...
Via The Pensblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad helped sponsor Syrian refugee families

In today’s modern sports world, you are more likely to see the faces of athletes in the paper for their unacceptable behavior rather than anything good, but luckily every once in a while something good will pop out. Such is the case with Brandon Saad, who spoke with Chris Deville of Columbus Monthly and provided this information when talking about his Syrian background. Chris...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets (Last season: 42-35-5, 5th in Metropolitan)Coach: Todd Richards (204-176-37; 7th season, 5th with Blue Jackets)Key Departures: Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu, Marko Daňo Key Additions: Brandon SaadKey Player: Nick Foligno. Last May, Foligno was named captain of the Blue Jackets, the first person since Rick Nash to claim that honor. It was a well-earned...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Saad preseason debut is put on hold

According to Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports that Brandon Saad will not make his preseason debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight after taking a puck to the mouth during practice.Saad reportedly lost two teeth, but no further details are immediately evident.Saad was acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets from the Chicago Blackhawks this offseason. Shortly after...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 1 – Pens play Blue Jackets. No one sees it.

Pens 1  Blue Jackets 0 (SO) With no broadcast/stream to work with, here’s a rough shell of the postgame thoughts posts you will see from me in the future. Goals NoneShootout winner – Bennett Penalties Perron (hooking) – Unnecessary (Bourque described the play as Perron forechecking and hooking Jared Boll. He continued on to say, “and that’s not a good penalty by David...
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jack Johnson bankruptcy claims being disputed

It was reported last year that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson was up to $10 million in debt, supposedly with his parents at fault. First reported by Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline, it was presented to the public that the defenseman had given financial control over to his family in 2008 and over that time they had accumulated the aforementioned debt. Most...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Bobrovsky's new mask will make your eyes pop

A mask can say a lot about a goaltender. It sure does in the case of the Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky. The Blue Jackets showed off the netminder's new mask in a video Wednesday. It features the team's goal-scoring cannon along with more connections to both the Jackets and Bobrovsky's Russian roots. Opponents will have no doubt whom they have to beat with "BOB" emblazoned...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Blues’ coaches discuss 3-on-3 hockey

As teams try to break more news, they also try to make more content as well. Most recently we have seen this with the Columbus Blue Jackets with their behind the scenes of their draft table. This time we see Blues coach Ken Hitchcock discuss among his assistant coaches the best ways to utilize the new 3-on-3 format. As time progresses, we may see more access and more behind the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets add former player to staff

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have added four individuals to the club's hockey operations staff, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Former Blue Jackets forward Fredrik Modin has been named a special assistant to hockey operations and longtime NHL player Jarkko Ruutu has been hired as the club's first European development coach, while Blake Geoffrion...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Defense Still An Issue

Ryan Murray can have a big impact in Columbus this year- if he stays healthy. The Columbus Blue Jackets are widely considered this season to be the best candidate to bounce back form the bad season that they had last year. With some new faces donning the Union Blue, along with some old finally able to come back healthy and ready to open the season against the Rangers. But with all...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Metropolitan Division Preview

In all of the divisions in the NHL, there is none more cutthroat than the Metropolitan Division. With at least 5 teams that are good enough to make the playoffs, do the Columbus Blue Jackets have a realistic shot at cracking into that group? Injuries derailed Columbus’ hopes of a postseason berth for the second year in a row. This year could be even better than the season that...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason recap

Last year: 42-35-5, fifth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by nine points. Key additions: Brandon Saad, Gregory Campbell, Zach Werenski, Gabriel Carlsson, Mike Paliotta, Paul Bittner Key subtractions: Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu, Jeremy Morin, Jack Skille Offense: A team already loaded with young talent pulled off the shocker of the offseason […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Clarkson of Old

Ever since the 2011-2012 season, David Clarkson has failed to live up to the expectations that were set by the monster contract that he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs a few years later. Posting only 15 and 11 points in the 2 seasons that he spent in Toronto were not even close to what was expected of a man being paid 5.25 million a season. However, now that he is out of the...
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Werenski scores OT winner for USA against Finland

Columbus Blue Jackets 2015 first round draft pick Zachary Werenski scored the overtime game winning goal to give USA a 5-4 victory over Finland. USA was playing against Finland in an exhibition game at Lake Placid Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena as part of the USA Hockey Junior Team evaluation camp. Four Blue Jackets' prospects, including Werenski, were named to the evaluation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly To Test Free Agency; Blue Jackets’ Ryan Johansen Tweets ‘We Didn’t Want Him Anyway’

The Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t able to sign University of Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly and he’s now able to become an unrestricted free agent. Reilly was selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was among college hockey’s best defensemen this season and tallied 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) in 39 games. We saw a similar situation...
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Official: Lake Erie Monsters become Blue Jackets affiliate

In what has been described as a natural fit multiple times, the Lake Erie Monsters officially announced today that they will be the AHL affiliate to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Lake Erie Monsters currently play their games in Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The benefits of this partnership will be plentiful and the beginning of it started today at a press conference...
Via BS Hockey
April 23, 2015  |  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
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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