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Just a couple quick trade hitters for you: This from ESPN's Lebrun: Nearly every buyer you talk to lists a top-six forward as an item on their wish list before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. What the trade market needs is more teams to declare themselves sellers and out of the playoff race. But it’s still too early for that. That’s what happens with so much parity in the standings. Potential top-six forwards available? Again, it doesn’t mean all these players will move, but these are names we’ve heard that could be in play: Derek Roy, Brad Boyes and Drew Stafford in Buffalo; Vaclav Prospal, Antoine Vermette and Kristian Huselius in Columbus; Ales Hemsky in Edmonton; Tuomo Ruutu in Carolina; and the suddenly hot Jason Blake in Anaheim. If there is one thing the Jackets do have available it's top 6 forwards. Goaltenders? Who would want those guys? Defense? Won't trade the ones they want and nobody wants the ones we'd trade. So back to the forwards. Prospal, Phalsson ...
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Blue Jackets defenseman Radek Martinek, out of the lineup with a concussion since early October, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, the club announced on Thursday.
Martinek was hit by Detroit's Brad Stuart on Oct. 19 in only his seventh game with the Blue Jackets.
"Radek is very disappointed, as we are, that he will not return to the ice this year,"...
Columbus Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie is questionable for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
MacKenzie sat out Saturday morning's skate due to the flu.
The 30-year-old MacKenzie has five goals and five assists in 46 games this season.
Defenseman Brett Lebda was back at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday morning skating as the newest member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman David Savard to the Springfield Falcons, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced ...
Updated 3x with odd news from the KHL at 9:42 AM: Two days after the Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout victory over Phoenix catapulted Detroit to the top of the league and Central Division standings, the Wings are back in fourth place in the Western Conference, second in the Central and yet still in second place in the NHL…Which is a long-winded way of stating that the standings are a...
As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight (7 PM EST, FSD Plus/FS Ohio/WXYT), little news is in fact excellent news. MLive’s Ansar Khan reports via Twitter that the Wings will make only one subtle tweak, inserting a player who Columbus banished to the minors last season—but they won’t see a certain former Wing tonight, either:
No amount of roses or makeup would make the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets any more or less a pig of a win, but we knew this one was going to be ugly going in. The Wings had lead to shake out of their legs after their road trip, they had little motivation and were playing a team that very literally has nothing less to lose—and is playing...
That tag line is probably what Columbus Blue Jackets think about playing the Detroit Red Wings in this wonderful 13 win season they're having so far.The last time we played a team that we should have handled easily, we ended up getting our butts whipped by four goals. But that was on Long Island and this is Joe Louis Arena, baby.And what a shocker - we get no help from the...
DET (31-15-1) has won each of its last 15 home games, tied for the fifth-longest single-season home winning streak in NHL history, it is the longest home win streak in the NHL since 1976. Jimmy F’n Howard has started each of those 15 home games, and has posted an obscene 1.39 GAA, .947 save percentage and four shutouts in that run. Alas, the Wings powerplay has spiraled from...
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Just months after making big deal to get Jeff Carter, should Blue Jackets consider trading him?