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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad throws out the first pitch

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Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Blue Jacket Saad to throw out first pitch at Tribe game

Columbus Blue Jackets acquisition Brandon Saad is about to get a northeast Ohio welcome. Saad, who came over to the Blue Jackets from the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in a blockbuster offseason trade, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday's Indians game. Teammate Ryan Johansen will test his mound skills Monday night at the Cincinnati Reds game. In just...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: A Whole New Vibe

It’s every players dream to win the Stanley Cup. It means your team has reached the top, beating out 29 other challengers to get there. Last year, the Columbus Blue Jackets seemed like a good bet to make it back to the playoffs following a very strong 2013-2014 season that saw goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky win the Vezina trophy as the league’s best goaltender. Injuries managed...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Daddy’s Summer Series: The Columbus Blue Jackets from A to Z (Puck Daddy)

(Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to drop some knowledge on us! Add your own choices in the comments!) By: Alison Lukan , writer for Buckeye State Hockey and...
Via Philly Sports Live
21 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Savard to throw out first pitch at Clippers game

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at tomorrows Columbus Clippers game. So, will he throw it down the middle for a perfect strike, or are we about to see him pull a 50 Cent?      
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets prospects impressing, survive the first-round of U.S. Junior team cuts

The Columbus Blue Jackets have four American prospects participating for Team USA in the National Junior Evaluation Camp. Forwards Sonny Milano and Paul Bittner, and defensemen Zach Werenski and Ryan Collins didn't just survive the first cut, they have been some of the better players for their teams. Team USA cut the roster down to 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets publish contract tracker

The Columbus Blue Jackets are setting the pace when it comes to player contracts. The Blue Jackets website is the first team website to track and organize their player contracts. The Contract tracker shows how long players are under contract and when they become either unrestricted or restricted free agents. The tracker does not provide any sort of salary information. One of the...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Foligno praises Blue Jackets 'statement' offseason

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno told Sportsnet he's very happy with the Blue Jackets offseason, especially the trade for Brandon Saad.  "I was really, really happy. The organization is making a statement about what type of team we want to be, how serious we are about winning. You bring in a player like Brandon Saad, who's won two Cups already, it's a big statement," Foligno...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets

Here’s a blockbuster. Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad and two prospects to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a package that includes Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp, Artem Anisimov and a fourth-round draft choice. Morin, Tropp, Anisimov and Dano and 4th in 2016 for Saad, Paliotta and Alex Broadhurst. CBJ-CHI deal. — Bob...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Winterhawk teammates Bittner and Bjorkstrand reunited as Blue Jackets

Joining a new team can feel a lot like a first day of school. There are a lot of new faces to meet and things to learn. It can be a bit intimidating. But for one of the newest Blue Jackets, Paul Bittner, drafted 38th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, the learning process is going to be a little easier since he already has one friend on the team. Oliver Bjorkstrand, drafted by the Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 30, 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...
Via NESN.com
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Columbus Blue Jackets

Here is where we are with the Community Draft: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew...
Via The Pensblog
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Springfield Falcons Season Wrap

The Springfield Falcons affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets came to an end on Sunday, April 19, when the Portland Pirates stormed back to defeat the Worcester Sharks 5-4, passing the Falcons for the final play-off spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Springfield finished the season at 38-28-8-2, good for third in the Northeast Division, but unfortunately one point short...
Via BS Hockey
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno named new Blue Jackets captain

What an exciting day in Columbus, Ohio. What? What’s that you say? You’re more concerned about the news north of the border? It is an exciting day in the buckeye state as Nick Foligno has been named the sixth captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. First reported by Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline yesterday, it all became official today at 11 am eastern time, while the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 20, 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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