BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ducks lose in OT to Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Things appeared bleak for Columbus, down two goals with 12 seconds left in the second period against Anaheim. Then, Nick Foligno made a play that gave his team momentum heading into the third -- and beyond.Foligno raced toward a loose puck on a faceoff following Mike Santorelli's goal, gathered it and zipped a pass to William Karlsson. The former Duck beat...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atkinson, Wennberg score in SO as Columbus beats Anaheim 4-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson each scored in the shootout and Joonas Korpisalo stopped shots by Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky tucked a shot inside the left goal post on the power play to make it 3-all with 5:03 left in the third, eventually...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Ryan Murray to 2-year extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday. The 22-year-old Murray has four goals and 13 assists in 55 games this season, his third with Columbus. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft. ''Ryan Murray is a talented, smart player who has been a very steady performer on our blue line...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The state of the Union Blue: What should Blue Jackets do?

Brandon Saad leads the Columbus Blue Jackets with 35 points through 51 games. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) By Todd Witt (@ToddWitt15) The playoffs are out of reach, but is the season lost? First, what will management decide to do before the trade deadline on February 29th? Myself, I hate losing more than I enjoy winning and the thought of tanking or trading away players...
Via The Hockey Guys
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Strong stretch fueled by Korpisalo

Fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets thought the 2015-16 season would be different than the previous year. That season, the Blue Jackets lost 508 man-games to injury, most in the league and far greater than any team not named Colorado. However, the preseason optimism in Columbus has since faded to something between false hope and grim acceptance. Injuries have been a problem once again...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Atkinson helps little girl get puppy, proceeds to score hat trick

I am sure this is about to be a trend that scares the absolute crap out of parents in North America, but making a poster to motivate your favorite player is the hot trend right now. What is being said on these posters? A simple trade off of a goal for a puppy. Maddie Wright’s dad bit off a little more than he could chew when Cam Atkinson scored a hat trick to cement that a puppy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Milan Lucic ejected after sucker punching Coyote

Milan Lucic is known for his temper and for his tendency to overreact. Those two traits were on full display when he sucker punched Kevin Connauton after receiving a slash. Lucic was kicked out of the game for his retaliation and wasn’t too happy with the officials. Lucic reportedly thought his wrist was seriously injured following the slash which he used as his explanation...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets joke about Powerball and the Oilers

The Blue Jackets Twitter account is known as one of the best around the NHL. They are always willing to interact and give necessary feedback. It is literally the entire point of social media – to make sure that fans are well informed, entertained and engaged. Sometimes though they do like to poke a little fun at the opposition, this time using the popular topic of Powerball. ...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The NHL may change All-Star voting after John Scott

John Scott is in the All-Star Game. It’s a reality now and people are still double and triple checking that this is still taking place. While fans are enjoying the fact Scott will participate in the new 3-on-3 format, the NHL doesn’t want a situation like this to arise again which is why they are taking measures to eliminate that possibility. Elliotte Friedman broke it down...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Saad earns All-Star rep

Brandon Saad has been selected to represent the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2016 All-Star game in Nashville. This is Saad’s first All-Star selection in his young, but accomplished career. At age 23, Saad has already won two Stanley Cups with Chicago, and he is bound to become a true leader for the Columbus franchise. In a disappointing season for the Blue Jackets, Saad leads the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Strange: Blue Jackets goalies slip in same spot moments apart

This hasn’t been the best season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They have already fired their head coach once this season and have seen little to no success with John Tortorella now helming the bench. So when the Blue Jackets faced the top team in the Eastern conference, I wouldn’t blame you for cringing at the thought of the game. Luckily for the Blue Jackets, they actually...
Via Bloguin Best
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexandre Picard to Replace Kévin Hecquefeuille for Davos at Spengler Cup

With defenseman Kévin Hecquefeuille unable to act as a reinforcement for HC Davos at the Spengler Cup, forward Alexandre Picard has been called in to help the team for the legendary tournament. Picard, not to be confused with the Team Canada defenseman with the exact same name, has missed the entire season so far due to an injury. A two-time Spengler Cup champion with Genève-Servette...
Via The Hockey House
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight

Star Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight for the team's game against the Arizona Coyotes. #CBJ Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 17, 2015 Johansen, who has six goals and 16 assists on the season, appears to be in head coach John Tortorella's doghouse. Tortorella benched his...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson decides not to sue parents over bankruptcy

It’s not every day someone makes news by deciding NOT to sue his own parents, but Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is a special circumstance. According to TSN, Johnson will not to sue his parents after alleging they forced him into bankruptcy by taking out high-interest loans in his name without his knowledge. From TSN: Johnson shocked the hockey world nearly a year...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jack Johnson won't sue parents over bankruptcy

It can't be easy having a public squabble over money, let alone one with your parents. That has been the case over the last year for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, who had to file for bankruptcy due to a heaping amount of debt — a debt that Johnson alleges was caused by his parents. But the Blue Jacket decided not to sue is parents over the matter, Rick Westhead...
Via Yardbarker
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets forward upset that 'not in shape' assessment got leaked

The Columbus Blue Jackets have found a way to put a couple tallies in the win column under new coach John Tortorella. But his short stint behind CBJ’s bench hasn’t come without its hints of drama.Case in point: Forward Ryan Johansen isn’t too happy with how it has been reported that Tortorella benched him for being “not in shape.”Johansen is set to return to the lineup...
Via Yardbarker
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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