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It’s no surprise or secret that the pundits have placed the longest odds upon the Columbus Blue Jackets to win the Stanley Cup much less qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs. After finishing the 2011-2012 season with the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) worst record, trading away their franchise player and face of the franchise in Rick Nash and enduring a fan protest and the eventual firing of former head coach Scott Arniel.
And while an immediate return was garnered for Nash in the form of forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov from the New York Rangers, obtaining forward Nick Foligno in exchange for Marc Methot from the Ottawa Senators and obtaining former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in exchange for draft picks, numerous question marks remained for the Blue Jackets: goaltending, their improved yet, at times, porous blueline and a dearth of goal-scoring proclivity in the absence of consistent, guaranteed 30-goal scoring Nash.
However, with a shortene...
BEST OF MAXIM
Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky was fined $10,000 Wednesday, the maximum allowed under the new NHL collective bargaining agreement, for boarding Los Angeles defenseman Rob Scuderi in Columbus' 4-2 loss to the Kings on Tuesday. He will not be suspended.
The incident occurred at 11:29 of the second period, and set off a rash of penalties. Not long after, Dubinsky and Los...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Facing the possibility of supplemental discipline, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky will have a hearing with the NHL on Wednesday.
The development, first reported by the Columbus Dispatch, is a result of his hit on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi in Tuesday night's game.
Dubinsky received a five-minute major for boarding and automatic game misconduct...
I'm late on this but the Binghamton Senators have inked Brett Lebda to a professional tryout (PTO).
When reached for comment, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said, “Our depth is no longer the envy of the league.”
Kidding aside, I wouldn’t read too much into Lebda’s signing or analyze what it could mean. At this stage of his career, it probably means nothing...
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
“We’re 10 games in, but I think I’ve seen the good and the bad,” Davidson said. “When we’ve played to our max, we’ve played hard and with some passion, and when we do that, we play well defensively. That’s our reality. That is what we have to be. When we don’t care of the little details, the fundamentals, we don’t...
Any coach will tell you its an asset and a luxury when he can trust his fourth line to provide energy, defensive responsibility, and the occasional goal. It makes the entire team more balanced, and better.
For the past several Blue Jackets games, the line of Derek MacKenzie, Mark Letestu, and Jared Boll have been giving head coach Todd Richards exactly that. The line has scored two...
The NHL lockout left many businesses and individuals without a regular flow of cash that comes only when the club is playing. Thats also true for the charities that rely on in-game fundraising.
We typically will evaluate for our cash-on-hand to grant at about this time of year, said Jen Bowden, executive director of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the...
Yesterday proved to be an eventful day for the Columbus Blue Jackets. As I wrote about in the update to yesterdayâs blog, Brandon Dubinsky escaped a suspension for his hit on Kings D Rob Scuderi and instead received the maximum fine ($10,000) allowed under terms of the CBA. He will be in the lineup tonight and centering the second line between Derrick Brassard and Nick Foligno...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Slava Voynov also scored while Justin Williams had three assists for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who began the night 14th in the...
Bob Miller says it best... "You can tie a guy up you don't have to run him through the boards."
I've always said you can take the guy out of the play but there is no need to try and take him out of the game too.
#Bluejackets Brandon Dubinsky will have supplementary discipline hearing 2day with#NHL for his hit on #Kings defenceman Rob Scuderi.
After a much-appreciated two days off the Jackets are back at it at Nationwide Arena tonight as Columbus plays host to the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Columbus will have to make do with a patchwork defense corps tonight after placing both Adrian Aucoin (lower body injury) and Nikita Nikitin (upper body) on the injured list. John Moore is also set to miss the...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post feels that the Rangers are having an identity crisis right now...
"Everyone understood this team would be more top-heavy following an offseason in which Rick Nash came but Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Prust departed. Everyone could see the added skill level. But the Rangers, a guts-’n-glory team if there...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
Everyone understood this team would be more top-heavy following an offseason in which Rick Nash came but Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Prust departed. Everyone could see the added skill level. But the Rangers, a guts-’n-glory team if there ever were one, seem to be grappling for an identity in this new season...