Found July 10, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, A solitary veteran player dropped by the OhioHealth Ice Haus for a quick look at the Blue Jackets’ prospect-campers yesterday afternoon. “I can’t wait to play in the (Eastern Conference),” R.J. Umberger said. His eyes got wide and his body twitched. It was clear: He really cannot wait. “I’m sure everyone is as excited as I am,” Umberger said. He was speaking for his fellow veterans, but he could have been speaking for any of the 300 or so fans who nearly filled the stands at the Jackets’ practice facility. Another clutch of fans milled about in the rain outside, on the West Plaza of Nationwide Arena, where they watched Bruce Drennan of SportsTime Ohio stage his All Bets are Off show from beneath a tent. Umberger sat for an interview before he wandered into the Ice Haus. “I think we have something to go off of now, given how last year went,” Umberger said. “There is some realness to it. We learned a lot about expec...

Nathan Horton – A Look Back

Boston, MA – While most of us were enjoying friends, family, food and fireworks in the spirit of celebrating the Fourth of July, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was hard at work reshaping his roster in preparation for what we all hope is another long Stanley Cup run in 2014. Part of the reason Chiarelli had to work so tirelessly through the holiday weekend was due...

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By Rick Gethin, Columbus, Ohio -- The stands of the Ice Haus were filled almost to capacity by fans hungry for hockey in the middle of summer as the 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets Development Camp got underway. Among the prospects in attendance were the eight players selected by Columbus in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.The annual Blue Jackets Development Camp is an invitation...

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