BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Know Your Columbus Blue Jackets by @ExcitedBobErrey

The playoffs are finally here after a regular season that saw the Penguins never seriously challenged by the rest of the Metropolitan Division, and with perfect timing the NHL has changed the first two rounds of the playoffs to a divisional format. The first victim: the Columbus Blue Jackets.Left) Joke organizations usually have joke mascots Right) BOOM goes the penis-shaped cannon...
Via PensInitiative
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TPN RADIO: Pens/Blue Jackets Preview with Josh Yohe

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_K Guest: @JoshYohe_Trib   The Topics (Les Sujets) Pens/Blue Jackets preview with Josh Yohe NHL First Round predictions The return of Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale NHL news and notes (Trotz, MacDonald, Mason, Bishop)
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

The NHL playoffs can bring players that are on the fringe of stardom right to center stage. Here are some names to watch up for as the league prepares to drop the puck on its season season. Ryan Johansen, Columbus The leading scorer for the Blue Jackets has had a breakout season and he could really make a name for himself in the playoffs.  Going up against the Penguins won’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Regular Season Thoughts Recap: Pens vs Blue Jackets

Pens – Blue Jackets in Review By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Here’s a game-by-game recap of my thoughts posts vs. Columbus. Can the Penguins pull off this feat again? (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 14: Pens win 4-2 Goals from Kunitz (PP), Sutter, Letang (PP), and Megna Good: Fleury made 37 saves on 39 shots. Malkin contributed to three goals, drew a penalty, and forced...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen looking forward to competing at ramped-up playoff level

Ryan Johansen chuckled, which is not unusual. The big kid from British Columbia seems always to be smiling, having fun. And you can imagine what a blast he's having now, on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, anticipating his first NHL playoff game. And how did the big, young center go from five-goal scorer last year, in the NHL's lockout-shortened season, to 33 this year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Six Stats to remember about the Blue Jackets

- 72.1% - That’s the percentage of their total goals that the Blue Jackets have scored at even strength; good for only 24th in the league and just hair better than the Pens who are at 71.7%.  Like the Penguins, the Blue Jackets aren’t very good at even strength and winning games is usually mutually exclusive to capitalizing on power play opportunities.  Pens have converted...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

so many forbidden feelings: series preview: Pens vs Blue Jackets

This is our sum of all fears as Penguins fans who fell in love with the Blue Jackets in their halcyon days, when they made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, captained by Rick Nash and (wait for it) Steve Mason in his Calder year.  Sounds like a ******* fever dream these days but according to the Internet this did, in fact, actually happen.  This is the second...
Via Puck Huffers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus: Who To Watch For

Columbus doesn’t have a lot of big names, they’re more of an offense by committee who relies on their special teams and goaltending to win games.  They do however have some guys who are worth taking note of. Pens must stop:  Ryan Johansen.  He was basically their offense this season with 33 goals on 237 shots.   The Jackets only had two other players surpass the 20-goal...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski fulfilling his commitment to Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets are headed to the NHL playoffs for the second time in franchise history. It's a far rosier picture than just a few years ago when the team was struggling for wins and respect around the league and the city. But in July 2011, a prominent player chose to bet on Columbus and signed as a free agent -- defenseman James Wisniewski. And he's making an impact...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins-Columbus Blue Jackets First Round Schedule

Credit: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press The schedule for the first round playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets has officially been released. We posted a quick look back at the season series between the two teams yesterday. Here is the schedule: GAME 1: Blue Jackets at Penguins on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 PM GAME 2: Blue Jackets at Penguins...
Via The PensNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets intense playing style draws raves from opponents

What a ride. As the 2013-14 NHL season winds to a close this weekend, there's no better time to reflect on the Columbus Blue Jackets successful quest to qualify for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs. Every year, in every sport, there are teams that underachieve relative to their collective skill set. Columbus was not one of them. If there's an underlying trait to this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Out Six Weeks After Abdominal Surgery

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton underwent surgery this morning to repair an abdominal injury, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is expected to be sidelined for approximately six weeks. Horton, 28, has scored five goals and dished out 14 assists for 19 points in 36 games played this season, his first with the Blue Jackets. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Makes NHL History By Scoring Goal In Game He Didn’t Play In

Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nathan Horton has made NHL history by becoming the first player to score a goal in a game he didn’t attend. Horton, who’s dealing with a lower body injury, isn’t in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game between the Blue Jackets and Stars, which was originally played on March 10 but was postponed by the league when Dallas forward Rich Peverley...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for the Blue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton could make NHL history by not playing vs. Stars

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton is rumored to not be playing on Wednesday against the Dallas Stars, which has him in line to set an NHL record that will surely never be broken. Wednesday’s Blue Jackets-Stars game is out of the ordinary. It was the game that was postponed following Rich Peverley’s health scare. The NHL announced that the two teams will start over and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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