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Blue Jackets vs. Rangers (Feb. 13, 2017) to air on NBC Sports Network

The National Hockey League and NBC announced their 2016-17 national broadcast schedule on Thursday afternoon. Here's what you need to know: the Blue Jackets have one national TV appearance slated for the upcoming season, and it will be their Fe...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

Summer Social: Matt Calvert

Last week we caught up with Cam Atkinson. Let's take a peek at what CBJ's favorite Manitoban Matt Calvert has been up to this summer, shall we?
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

Midsummer Musings: What Happened, What's Coming

As we move through the middle of summer, time to take a look at what the Blue Jackets have done this off-season and make some educated guesses as to what may be coming. The Stanley Cup was handed out just over a month ago, and free agency is a full fortnight in the rear view mirror.  NHL teams, for the most part, have wrapped up their development camps, and the front offices are...
Via The Cannon
3 days ago

Blue Jackets sign Monsters coach Jared Bednar to two-year extension

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended the contract of Lake Erie Monsters Head Coach Jared Bednar for two years through the 2018-19 season, club Assistant General Manager Bill Zito announced today. In addition, the club announce...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Blue Jackets Pressure Points: Backup Goaltending

We continue our summer series with the Columbus Blue Jackets called Blue Jackets Pressure Points. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we asked if Sergei Bobrovsky will rebound. Today, we dive into the state of the backup goaltending. Who will start the season behind Bobrovsky? For the Columbus...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Who is the goalie of the future for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

After winning the Vezina Trophy in 2013, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was thought to be the goalie of the future for the organization. However, the 2015-16 season made some people wonder who the future goalie really is in Columbus. When Bobrovsky is on his game, he’s proven to be a great player. He has a lot of hockey left in him as a highly skilled 27-year...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the Center of the Ice

The Columbus Blue Jackets are a team without a true number one center, but that does not mean the are lacking quality centers. The Blue Jackets are without a number one center after trading franchise center Ryan Johansen last season to the Nashville Predators last year for defense-man Seth Jones. While Jones shores up the […] Blue Jackets: A look at the Center of the Ice - Union...
Via Union and Blue
7 days ago

WATCH: World Cup of Hockey 2016: Brandon Dubinsky & Jack Johnson

Team USA's Brandon Dubinsky & Jack Johnson sit down with Bob McElligott to preview this fall's World Cup of Hockey.
Via YouTube
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the lack of a top-line center hurt the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Since the day Seth Jones was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team has been missing a true No. 1 center. Should the Blue Jackets find another one before the season starts? Part of the reason Pierre-Luc Dubois was selected by the Blue Jackets at the top of the draft was because of his ability to play center. The team might see him as the next true No. 1 center, but he most...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pierre-Luc Dubois NHL Draft Experience

Go behind the scenes with Pierre-Luc Dubois at the 2016 NHL Draft!
Via YouTube
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason proves focus shifts to future

A change in direction has taken place this offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. When the Lake Erie Monsters won the Calder Cup, it was evident that some of their players were deserving of a chance in the National Hockey League. In the past two days, the contracts of long time Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin and Jared Boll were bought out. This provides room for the young prospects...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seth Jones Signs Contract Extension

Bob McElligott sits down with Seth Jones after the defenseman inked a six-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets.
Via YouTube
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus draft pick survived meteor strike as kid, prompeted hockey career

On NHL Draft weekend, there are always many great stories that emerge as to how the prospects found themselves where they stand with the sweater of one of the 30 NHL teams on and a new hat on their head. Columbus Blue Jackets third round draft pick Vitaly Abramov might seem like an average Russian sniper taken in the later rounds due to the general reluctance in the NHL to take...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Scott Harrington and a conditional pick in the 2017 draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for left wing Kerby Rychel. Harrington, 23, has played 25 NHL games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Maple Leafs and registered one assist. Toronto acquired him from Pittsburgh a year ago in the trade that sent Phil Kessel...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' GM hedges on Finn-ished products in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) When it comes to the NHL draft, Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is team first, nation second. Though he's from Finland, Kekalainen has never been a member of an NHL team's scouting staff that has selected a Finnish-born player in the first round. And that trend might extend to Friday, when the Blue Jackets have the third pick in a draft...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hartnell agreed to waive no-move clause for several teams

Scott Hartnell’s name popped up quite a bit prior to the trade deadline, but nothing ever panned out and he closed out the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. That may change this summer as Hartnell has reportedly agreed to waive his no-move clause for a “decent-sized list” of teams. Via Sportsnet.ca: According to sources, Hartnell, who has a no-move clause, has agreed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Blue Jackets to trade Sergei Bobrovsky?

What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Bob? The Blue Jackets long had a goalie carousel of underachievers that ended with Steve Mason imploding. Acquiring Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers for three draft picks instantly brought the team much-needed stability between the pipes. Bobrovsky joined the league’s elite netminders when he burst onto the scene in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello helps New York Rangers fan land prom date

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello notched an assist during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, but you won’t find it on the stats sheet. This helper instead came when Zuccarello noticed a sign during pregame warmups being held by 18-year-old Rangers fan Vinny Mutone, who had a very specific favor to ask the NHLer: He needed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets pay tribute to Seinfeld with game day poster

The Columbus Blue Jackets have released some incredible game day posters this season, but this one released ahead of their matchup against the New Jersey Devils takes the cake. This tribute to Seinfeld is brilliant and would even make David Puddy proud. Who can forget Puddy’s insane love for the Devils? High five! Great scene and an amazing poster by the Blue Jackets.   The...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tortorella using conflict to push honesty with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets  head coach John Tortorella is no stranger to conflict, and it seems he’s still adopting that approach despite being much calmer in Columbus. In an excellent piece by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Tortorella opens up about the changes he’s made. Torts discusses becoming more of a teacher, while not doing so much yelling in practice – something...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood trolls Ryan Johansen for kissing stick

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen was caught on television kissing his hockey stick Saturday night, and one of his teammate’s wives decided to troll him mercilessly over it. That player’s wife happened to be country music star Carrie Underwood. Underwood, who is married to Predators forward Mike Fisher, tweeted several versions of the same video with different songs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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