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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. The Blue Jackets are hoping to reconfigure the cable TV rights in several Ohio counties and increase/adjust the...
Via Awful Announcing
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Year in review

I tend to judge a team’s success by whether or not they made the playoffs, and if so, how far did they go. The Columbus Blue Jackets cannot be held to that same standard for evaluation this year in what was one of their strangest seasons yet. The Blue Jackets entered the season as one of the league’s brightest teams bound to have a breakout season after a playoff push the year...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Austria, Slovakia open ice hockey worlds with shootout wins (The Associated Press)

Austria and Slovakia needed penalty shootouts to win their opening games at the ice hockey world championships on Saturday. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Marko Dano scored the decisive goal for Slovakia in the shootout to beat Denmark 4-3. Denmark le...
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: Yup, Russia is THAT Good

Martin Rose, Getty ImagesGoalies: One thing that many teams don’t have is a big name number one goalie. While Sergei Bobrovsky didn’t steal much of the NHL spotlight this year due to the amount of injuries the Columbus Blue Jackets occurred this season, when he is on the top of his game, he’s one of the best in the world. Some solid evidence of that is that even though the...
Via The Hockey House
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating Columbus dCorsi Impact

It can be difficult to fully evaluate a player using advanced stats, partially because there are so many variables to consider. One can be a Corsi Genius, yet only be playing six or seven minutes a night against fourth line competition with a massive swing of offensive zone face-offs. Due to this, it’s been very difficult to develop a “catch-all” stat to evaluate a player...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

CBJ Announces New AHL Affiliation With In-State Lake Erie Monsters

When John H. McConnell founded the Columbus Blue Jackets, his mission was to establish and expand the brand of hockey starting with the state capital of Ohio, and he’d probably be even happier today. On Thursday April 23, current Blue Jackets owner John P. McConnell, President of Hockey Operations John Davidson and General Manager Jarmo Kekäläinen took Mr. McConnell’s dream...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: First round draft options

Drama has continued throughout the past month in the NHL with more storylines than the league could have possibly hoped for. The draft lottery proved to be no different with the Edmonton Oilers ending up with the first pick over the Buffalo Sabres, winning the prize of Connor McDavid. The Columbus Blue Jackets ended up in the spot that was expected for them to be in, set to draft...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the CBJ Captaincy

I am doing what I said I wasn’t going to do: talk about the CBJ captaincy at great length. Oof. Yuck. The topic that never seems to go away is about to be breached for the first time on Buckeye State Hockey dot com. Let us break down the candidates, eh? Nick Foligno The front runner in the race for captain, Foligno has all the tools anyone could ever ask for as a fan of the Blue...
Via BS Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Defensemen

Determining the value of an NHL player has taken on new meaning with the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them. Using production value (PROD) I took a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets forwards here. Using PROD to measure defensemen only provides part of the story given it is […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Defensemen...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets led the NHL with 502 man-games lost due to injury

Every NHL team has to deal with injuries over the course of the regular season. Though it seems like fans of every team claim to have dealt with the most or the worst injuries, the handy “man-games lost due to injury” statistic reveals which teams had the worst luck when it comes to the injury bug. Via the Columbus Dispatch (with help from Man Games Lost), the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
28 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
April 04, 2015  |  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
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets activate Calvert from IR, send Karlsson to AHL affiliate

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Matt Calvert off injured reserve after he missed the last 15 games with a concussion. The club earlier assigned center William Karlsson to its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Calvert has 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season. The Brandon, Manitoba, native was Columbus' fifth pick, 127th...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  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
March 25, 2015  |  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

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
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