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Foligno, Saad each score twice, Blue Jackets beat Predators

Nick Foligno and Brandon Saad scored twice to help the Columbus Blue Jackets rout the visiting Nashville Predators 7-1 on Saturday night in their preseason finale. Rene Bourque, Jared Boll and Brandon Dubinsky also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves. Cody Hodgson scored for Nashville. Pekka Rinne allowed all seven goals before being replaced Carter Hutton with 5:50 left in...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' LW Anderson out four weeks

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Josh Anderson is undergoing surgery Friday afternoon to repair a small orbital fracture and is expected to be sidelined approximately four weeks, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The surgery is being performed at OhioHealth's Grant Medical Center by Dr. Ken Cahill of Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Results are in for three Blue Jackets Rewind Games to air next week on FOX Sports Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH --€“ As we get ready for Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Night next week, FOX Sports Ohio completes its "Countdown to Face-Off," presented by Wendy's, with the airing next week of three final fan-selected memorable Blue Jackets Rewind games from the 2014-15 season. Fans were given the opportunity to vote online for their favorite game from last season and the results...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobrovsky makes 33 saves, Blue Jackets beat Penguins 4-2

Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves, Ryan Johansen scored twice and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Saturday in exhibition play. Boone Jenner and Scott Hartnell added goals for Columbus. Left wing Brandon Saad made his debut for Columbus. Acquired in a trade with Chicago during the offseason, Saad was struck in the mouth by a puck during training...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 4: Someday this will all mean something.

Are we there yet? No? Okay. The Pens host the Columbus Blue Jackets today at 4pm. This one will be televised on the CW. We’ve officially reached the halfway point in the preseason, just four more to go before **** gets real on October 8. Today’s lineups: WHAT TO WATCH FOR Looking more and more each day like it’ll be Chris Kunitz lining up with Kessel and Crosby when the...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NHL requests video of knee-on-knee hit by Blue Jackets' Clarkson

Columbus Blue Jackets forward David Clarkson could be hearing from the NHL after his knee-on-knee hit with Minnesota Wild forward Justin Fontaine in the opening moments of Thursday's preseason game.Before any phone call will come from the league, it first has to see the video. The Blue Jackets did their best to accommodate by providing footage of the non-televised game to the NHL...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad helped sponsor Syrian refugee families

In today’s modern sports world, you are more likely to see the faces of athletes in the paper for their unacceptable behavior rather than anything good, but luckily every once in a while something good will pop out. Such is the case with Brandon Saad, who spoke with Chris Deville of Columbus Monthly and provided this information when talking about his Syrian background. Chris...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets (Last season: 42-35-5, 5th in Metropolitan)Coach: Todd Richards (204-176-37; 7th season, 5th with Blue Jackets)Key Departures: Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu, Marko Daňo Key Additions: Brandon SaadKey Player: Nick Foligno. Last May, Foligno was named captain of the Blue Jackets, the first person since Rick Nash to claim that honor. It was a well-earned...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 1 – Pens play Blue Jackets. No one sees it.

Pens 1  Blue Jackets 0 (SO) With no broadcast/stream to work with, here’s a rough shell of the postgame thoughts posts you will see from me in the future. Goals NoneShootout winner – Bennett Penalties Perron (hooking) – Unnecessary (Bourque described the play as Perron forechecking and hooking Jared Boll. He continued on to say, “and that’s not a good penalty by David...
Via The Pensblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Here is the only Bobby Farnham vid you need to see.

Remember this when someone says he shoud make the team. oops — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 22, 2015 — The Pensblog (@Pensblog) September 22, 2015
Via The Pensblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jack Johnson bankruptcy claims being disputed

It was reported last year that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson was up to $10 million in debt, supposedly with his parents at fault. First reported by Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline, it was presented to the public that the defenseman had given financial control over to his family in 2008 and over that time they had accumulated the aforementioned debt. Most...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Bobrovsky's new mask will make your eyes pop

A mask can say a lot about a goaltender. It sure does in the case of the Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky. The Blue Jackets showed off the netminder's new mask in a video Wednesday. It features the team's goal-scoring cannon along with more connections to both the Jackets and Bobrovsky's Russian roots. Opponents will have no doubt whom they have to beat with "BOB" emblazoned...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Blues’ coaches discuss 3-on-3 hockey

As teams try to break more news, they also try to make more content as well. Most recently we have seen this with the Columbus Blue Jackets with their behind the scenes of their draft table. This time we see Blues coach Ken Hitchcock discuss among his assistant coaches the best ways to utilize the new 3-on-3 format. As time progresses, we may see more access and more behind the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets add former player to staff

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have added four individuals to the club's hockey operations staff, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Former Blue Jackets forward Fredrik Modin has been named a special assistant to hockey operations and longtime NHL player Jarkko Ruutu has been hired as the club's first European development coach, while Blake Geoffrion...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Defense Still An Issue

Ryan Murray can have a big impact in Columbus this year- if he stays healthy. The Columbus Blue Jackets are widely considered this season to be the best candidate to bounce back form the bad season that they had last year. With some new faces donning the Union Blue, along with some old finally able to come back healthy and ready to open the season against the Rangers. But with all...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
August 30, 2015  |  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
August 25, 2015  |  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...
August 07, 2015  |  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
August 06, 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...
July 03, 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...
June 18, 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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