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Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton is still struggling with back injury, might miss start of season

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have to wait a little longer before they see forward Nathan Horton suit up for a full season. Horton will miss training camp and possibly the start of the season with a  lingering back issue.#483524841 / gettyimages.comIn summer 2013, Horton left the Boston Bruins and signed a 7 year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was placed on Injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
32 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Horton Sidelined As Camp Begins

Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has dogged him most of the summer. It's doubtful he'll take part in training camp and he may miss the early stages of the regular season. No, this is not an "encore" blog entry from last season. Horton played only 36 games last season. He was out until January 1 while recovering from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Perhaps The Columbus Blue Jackets And Ryan Johansen Can Meet In The Middler

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Yes, the sides remain miles apart. The bigger problem is neither side is budging — they are not even talking — and the deal is there to be made, somewhere in-between. The Blue Jackets do not like hearing that because they have all the leverage. Overhardt does not like hearing that, but, then, he does not hear anything, and...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wading Through The Crap: The Ryan Johansen Saga

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation” – Marcus Tullius Cicero A summer filled with public mud slinging is not one, that many fans envisioned coming into this offseason. Obviously many knew a negotiation was coming for Johansen, before the season began though not many thought such a breakout season was coming for the young centerman. The past few months have been...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Sonny Milano suffers facial fracture, out for rookie tournament

Freak accidents are a part of hockey. When played properly many players can walk away from a game without a bruise, when not played properly injuries of all sorts can happen. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect was checked into the boards earlier this week which left him with an injury that made the team fear for the worst.#451367244 / gettyimages.comSonny Milano was checked into...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen

Things with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen haven’t exactly been roses the last few months. Johansen is the team’s star now, coming off a 33-goal campaign and he’s looking for a big fat raise. Problem is, the people in charge of the Jackets don’t necessarily agree with his asking price. On Monday, it […] The post John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen...
Via Two Pad Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackets prospects build winning culture at Traverse tournament

Four-hundred miles north of Nationwide Arena, a young group of Blue Jackets is getting noticed at the 2014 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City. In their 13th appearance at the annual tournament, the Jackets' prospects team has come from behind to win all three of its games and will play for first place overall tonight. That is quite a feat for a group of players who had...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus GM Has Strong Words For Ryan Johansen

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, As training camp draws near, the heat is getting turned up under unsigned Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, in his strongest words yet, warned against Johansen not being signed by the start of camp on Thursday, and he questioned the motivation of Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt. “Our...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Blue Jackets' Foligno looks back at trying time, ahead to building upon success

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve months ago, left winger Nick Foligno was preparing for NHL training camps to open. The summer training regimen was complete and he was back in Columbus. He was also preparing, along with his wife Janelle, for the birth of their first child. Ten days after the season started, they welcomed Milana Maria into the world on Oct. 14, 2013. A few days after her...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We’re now half-way through the Metropolitan Division, having previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. Last season, the Columbus Blue Jackets tasted the postseason. … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview...
Via Committed Indians
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets bring hockey-themed playground to Westgate Park

Hockey is literally larger than life in Columbus. Thanks to a grant from the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the second hockey-themed playground was built last Friday at Westgate Park in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) and Playworld Midstates. "We had so much fun last year," said Greg Kirstein, Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twitter account for the Blue Jackets apparently had a seizure or something

We’re big fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Twitter account. The content posted there is usually fun, informative and typically pretty clever. Then this post happened: we're so fancy we already know our fenwick's climbing but we've got a ways to go follow us plz — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 10, 2014 You can’t win ‘em all. You’re better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets are enjoying a season ticket sales boom

Things are moving in the right direction in Columbus. Following up a 2013-14 season which saw the team become a formidable opponent in the East, the Blue Jackets are enjoying a nice season ticket boom heading into 2014-15. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets have sold over 10,000 season tickets for the first time since 2009-10. This is a pretty remarkable accomplishment...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Using dCorsi to Predict Next Year’s Lineup

First off I would like to share a recent post on Pension Plan Puppets from Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) explaining dCorsi: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2014/7/21/5663440/dcorsi-introduction-what-is-dcorsi-how-do-you-use-dcorsi I really enjoyed reading about this further as I often see him discuss and compare players using this on Twitter and only had a passing knowledge based...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Don’t Expect Much More from Nathan Horton

The much ballyhooed signing of Nathan Horton is a proud moment among new fans and old. A player who has a Stanley Cup on his resume decided to come to the capital city to play hockey for the Blue Jackets. I myself was excited at the time of the signing, I believed wholeheartedly that Horton brought a sense of legitimacy to the team that hadn’t been seen since James Wisniewski joined...
Via BS Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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