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State of the Union Blue: Davidson discusses team philosophy and more

It's been two years since the Blue Jackets hired John Davidson as their president of hockey operations. The club has forged ahead under his guidance by leaps and bounds. He added credibility where once there wasn't much to be had. He brought to Columbus a philosophy of building the team "brick-by-brick." He knows, and has said, that it will not be an easy or fast...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
44 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets recall goaltender Anton Forsberg; place Curtis McElhinney on IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on Injured Reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on Emergency Recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets score own goal and injures goalie

You have to really feel for Nick Foligno here. The Blue Jackets forward was just trying to work hard and break up a 2-on-1 pass and it went as bad as possible. Foligno deflected the puck into his goalie Curtis McElhinney and then crashed into him, knocking the puck into the net. To make things […] The post Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno Scores On Own Team, Injures Goalie appeared...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from Blue Jackets 3-2 win over Flames

Rick Gethin's rapid reaction from Friday night's Blue Jackets victory: One: Coming out and playing hard and with pace was what they needed to do to erase the poor effort from three days ago. They dictated the pace and flow of the game to their advantage, scoring twice in the first period and once in the second. Two: They still did not play a complete 60 minute game, taking...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Boll or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Goon

The discussion seems to come up every year. When is fighting going to go the way of the dinosaurs and become extinct? Most recently it has come up in a couple of prominent hockey circles. The first being on NBCSN and Mike Milbury, (he of the famous shoe beating incident) Milbury has stated his new found disdain for fighting and has stated it loudly. He has gotten into a verbal tussle...
Via BS Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial Issues In Columbus?

from Mike Ozanian of Forbes, The Columbus Blue Jackets may be economically nonviable in Columbus, Ohio. The NHL team, which entered the league in 2000, lost a fortune during its first several years in Columbus. To keep the Blue Jackets from leaving town, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority bought Nationwide Arena and gave the team free rent. The city-county...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets activate forward Gibbons, send him to AHL team

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Brian Gibbons off injured reserve and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Gibbons missed the first three games of the regular season with a lower body injury. The 26-year-old joined the Blue Jackets in July after spending the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh organization. The...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Things: Blue Jackets vs Stars

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. Here are three things from Tuesday night’s 4-2 loss to Dallas. Underrated Foligno […] The post Three...
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets start the 2014-15 season strong

The 2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets’ season is underway. Tonight, the team is hosting the Dallas Stars and looking to stay undefeated. The Stars are looking for their first win of the season as well as any sign of life from their new look top-6 forward group. First liners Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin have combined for 0 points and a -6 rating so far this young season, while new-comers...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Atkinson off to great start for Blue Jackets

Before the season even started, things looked ugly for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sure, they were coming off of their first ever playoff victories last year against the Pittsburgh Penguins, nearly upsetting the heavily favored black and gold, and seemed to have a boatload of momentum heading into the offseason. Adding Scott Hartnell to the mix only seemed to amp up their momentum...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Portly Blue Jackets fan dances shirtless, dumps beer on self, is awesome (video)

Determining exactly who can boast being the No. 1 superfan of the Columbus Blue Jackets is a no-brainer. It’s “Dancing Kevin,” by a jiggly mile. A longtime fan favorite and a regular presence at Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena, “Dancing Kevin” made his regular season debut on Saturday with a shirtless, beer-soaked, bear-grinding […] The post Portly Blue Jackets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Dancing Kevin' steals show at Blue Jackets home opener (Video / GIF)

The Columbus Blue Jackets had their 2014-15 home opener Saturday night against the N.Y. Rangers, and "Dancing Kevin" was ready to put on a show. And what a show it was - for better or worse, depending on your opinion.Kevin was ready when the song "Bear Down For What" came on, pulling his Blue Jackets jersey off to reveal the words "CBJ: Let's Get to...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Goals for Cam Atkinson, Two Wins for the Blue Jackets

via Along The Boards Final: Columbus 5, New York 2 Aftermath Analysis: The Columbus Blue Jackets came out strong again in their home opener Saturday night. It was an electric atmosphere in Nationwide Arena, as the fans were anxious to cheer on their hometown team and prepared to boo the city’s hero-turned-enemy, Rick Nash. The Jackets played another physical game by all accounts...
Via GruntPunch.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nathan Horton’s injury is more serious than we all thought

Nathan Horton’s back injury is a perplexing one. Information regarding his degenerative back condition has been fairly limited and a predicted recovery time has been nonexistent. Some have suggested Horton will be on the shelf for a considerable amount of time while others paint a far worse picture. One report suggests that Horton’s career may be in jeopardy. As seen on Sportsnet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Blue Jackets Defense Their Great Weakness?

Forward depth in Columbus is at an all-time high, even considering a few key injuries. There’s wiggle room in the discussion of how good overall Blue Jackets depth can be (I touched on this last week – I think it’s quite solid). With Ryan Johansen back in the fold and solidifying the centers, it’s hard to imagine the top 9 forwards being bad. As we turn our attention to the...
Via BS Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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