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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

An American Enigma? Season Review: Cam Atkinson

Late into the Blue Jackets’ season there seemed to be a divide amongst fans, management and the coaching staff. It all surrounded one player: Cam Atkinson. I titled the article claiming he was an enigma, a title normally given to Russians and various other european players. Like those other “enigmas”  you need to find what that player is good at and use him in optimal situations...
Via BS Hockey
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets re-sign forward Tyrell

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Monday. As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed. Tyrell, 25, suited up for 63 games in the American Hockey League during the 2013-14 campaign, splitting time between the Springfield...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Columbus Blue Jackets

Last year: 43-32-7, fourth in the Metro Division. Eliminated by the Penguins in the first round. Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Brian Gibbons Key subtractions: R.J. Umberger, Jack Skille, Derek MacKenzie, Blake Comeau, Nikita Nikitin Franchise direction: The Jackets are happy as clams with the way things are going after they made a surprise postseason appearance and gave Pittsburgh...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus, Ryan Johansen making progress on deal

Ryan Johansen, a restricted free agent, has been coming closer to sealing the deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.#487481975 / gettyimages.comKurt Overhardt, Johansen’s agent, had originally offered the Blue Jackets a four-year deal with Johansen. The Blue Jackets responded by saying they will only do a two- or three-year contract, according to Aaron Portzline with Blue Jackets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make significant progress toward deal

Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets made some “significant progress” toward a contract agreement recently, the Columbus Dispatch reports.  This is a real good thing for fans of the organization.  I can't understand this from the perspective of the organization.  Johansen, hass taken some significant time to develop into a full-time NHLer. So, the team wants him...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Progress In Johansen Contract Talks

The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract, or a "bridge" deal -- the type Johansen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Davidson believes Blue Jackets can ‘do some damage’ next season

Beyond trading R.J. Umberger for Scott Hartnell, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That said, this is a team that won its first two postseason games in franchise history and made the Pittsburgh Penguins sweat before eventually advancing in six contests. That’s a promising building block for the future, yet Blue Jackets president of hockey operations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft

I’m not sure why it took Columbus so long to post this video, but it’s another pretty cool insight into the NHL Draft. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen was desperately working the phones but couldn’t manage a deal. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes down. [BlueJackets.com] The post Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets fan unmasked: Who is 'Mask Juice'?

If you've been to a Blue Jackets game, you may have seen a man in a wrestling mask that goes by the name of "Mask Juice." Don't worry about him trying to wrestle you, though, unless you aren't passionate about Columbus and the Blue Jackets. "For me, 'Mask Juice' is really about promoting Columbus sports and charities and getting people to come out...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 Season Review: Fedor Tyutin

A scant few years ago, Fedor Tyutin was one of the best d-men in the NHL. This isn’t a view that gets much press thanks to the (past) poor state of the Blue Jackets. Rob Vollman helped promote the idea following the 2011-12 season, noting that Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin formed one of the top defensive pairings in the league. There’s more to Tyutin’s success story than just one...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots

Before I get into rush shots of individual players I am going to look at some teams. I am starting with the Columbus Blue Jackets which was suggested for me to look at by Jeff Townsend who was interested to see impact the decline of Steve Mason and then the transition to Bobrovsky had. Before we get [...] The post Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets' Rychel focused on next step in career

Kerby Rychel is ready to take the next step in his hockey career. After participating in the Blue Jackets prospect development camp last week, he is staying in Columbus one more week to train with the team and work toward training camp in September. Rychel's last game was May 25 when he and the Guelph Storm lost to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the championship game of the 2014 Memorial...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Wisniewski and the Big Mistake – Season Review

The writers here have been producing player reviews for the team since the offseason began in Columbus. I decided I would take James Wisniewski because I still have a bit of a gripe over all the people saying that Jack Johnson is the better player. I suppose that number is beginning to dwindle, but they’re still out there. Also, Wisniewski was the best defenseman on the team last...
Via BS Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Offseason update

The Columbus Blue Jackets needed a tactful summer to improve upon 2014’s breakout season and their moves have looked great. Management chose not to produce a blockbuster trade nor chase a big name free agent, yet the Jackets still look like to have improved standing going into the 2014-2015 campaign. Here’s Columbus’ offseason broken down: Scott Hartnell (Photo credit: Len...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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