BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP
We've all seen Field of Dreams, or at least heard the line "if you build it, they will come." In the movie's case, it was referring to a baseball diamond in the middle of a corn field. In this example's case, it involves a winning hockey team in the middle of Ohio. Same difference.
The Columbus Blue Jackets fought for a playoff position through the last half...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- After playing the best hockey in franchise history down the stretch, the Columbus Blue Jackets are enjoying an upsurge in ticket sales.
The director of the team's marketing and ticket sales says the club has seen a 13-percent improvement in season-ticket renewals from one year ago, when the Blue Jackets were coming off perhaps their worst season in the...
from Micael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
“I’ve worked for them all, NBC, ABC, Fox, ESPN, CBC … and I loved them all,” said Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson, a Hall of Fame broadcaster. “The one thing they have in common is people who love hockey and want to convey that passion. Sam Flood and the NBC guys, they’ve taken full ownership....
(via Columbus Blue Jackets)
What's worse than having a starting goaltender who ducks when a shot is coming towards him? A goaltender who used to play for your team, who was traded to a struggling franchise and then becoming a Vezina Trophy finalists.
Former Flyers netminder Sergei Bobrovsky was named a finalst for the NHL's best goaltender. Bob, along with Antti Niemi and...
Matt Maldovan doesnt shy away from the idea that, someday, he could be the head doctoror at least the on-call orthopedic surgeonfor the Columbus Blue Jackets.
That would be pretty cool, said the Liberty Union High School senior and winner of theColumbus Blue Jackets Foundation 2013 High School Hockey Scholarship worth 10,000.Maldovan, 18, is attending Ohio State University this Fall...
via the Columbus Blue Jackets website,
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik has an abdominal injury that will require surgery and a recovery period of three to four weeks, the club announced today. Due to the injury, Gaborik will be unable to represent Slovakia at the upcoming IIHF World Championships.
“Marian experienced some soreness towards the end of the season...
Many players eliminated from playoff contention will head to Europe in order to compete in the World Championships, which begin May 3rd. Former Ranger and current Columbus Blue Jackets forward, Marian Gaborik, will not be one of them.
Gaborik did not pass his end-of-the-year medical examination with the Blue Jackets and therefore will not compete for Slovakia, according to Slovakia...
NHLTags: Anthony StolarzColumbus Blue JacketsLondon KnightsPortland WinterhawksSergei BobrovskyIt’s difficult to look back at the trade of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets and not stir a little.
Bobrovsky is the frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy, the annual award bestowed upon the best goaltender of the regular...
In the Columbus Blue Jackets final game of the regular season and a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the line, Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky did everything in his power to keep their season alive. Bobrovsky made seven saves in a matter of a few seconds in order to keep the game at tied at 0-0 and secured his spot as a Vezina Trophy Finalist. There was complete chaos...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets capped a remarkable turnaround with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
But despite that win, Columbus was eliminated from the playoff race when the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche later on Saturday to earn the final postseason spot in the Western Conference...
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
Whatever happens, the Jackets have written one of the best stories of this truncated season. Their goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky, is the front-runner for the Vezina Trophy (best goaltender) and is integral to the script. Yet the cast is large and the tale seems pure fantasy.
Since Feb. 26, when they had the worst record in the...
Really, how do you explain this? How in the world have the Columbus Blue Jackets come from way down there to stand on the precipice of completing one of the great turnarounds in NHL history?
R.J. Umberger, can you help us out?
I think its just the character of these guys, said the Blue Jackets veteran winger. I think the cultures just different, where its a never-give-up attitude...
If things keep going the way they have, several of the Columbus Blue Jackets will have big problems trying to grow a playoff beard.
The team that relies so heavily on youngsters was 5-12-2 on Feb. 24, but has gone 17-5-5 since.
The Blue Jackets - 30th of the 30 teams in the NHL just two months ago - hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago
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Legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda snubbed Blue Jackets alternate captain Jack Johnson on a handshake and explained why.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman David Savard to Springfield of the American Hockey League.
Savard had been brought in on an emergency recall but wasn't needed for the Blue Jackets' game at Anaheim on Wednesday night.
The 22-year-old Savard has totaled 44 minutes, 35 seconds of ice time in three games with Columbus this season. He has five goals and 26...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2013