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Not so long ago Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky were considered two of the brightest young goaltending stars in the NHL.
Now the 24-year-olds are vying for playing time - and maybe a jump start to their careers - with the rebuilding Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mason won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 2008-09, the only season the Blue Jackets have made the playoffs in their 12 years. Bobrovsky once was considered the goalie of the future for the Philadelphia Flyers before he fell flat and ended up in Columbus this past summer, which got him for the meager price of a second-round and two fourth-round picks in the 2013 draft.
Both say the competition is good for them.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned promising forward Boone Jenner to his junior team and newly acquired defenseman Tim Erixon to Springfield, Mass., of the American Hockey League.
The moves allowed the Blue Jackets to get down to the 23-man limit for their opener at Nashville on Saturday night.
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from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
A pair of 24-year-olds, Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky, will share that duty until one of them wins the net. Coach Todd Richards has been clear about riding whoever is winning. Both goalies have had hot spells during their short careers. Both have gone cold.
Mason appeared to be a godsend — he won 33 games, had 10 shutouts...
FOX SportsOhio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2012-2013 telecast schedule.FOX SportsOhios coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Saturday, January 19 whenthe club opens the season on the road with an 8pm match-up against CentralDivision rival Nashville Predators. The networkwill televise the remainder of the Blue Jackets complete48-game schedule with the...
So much has changed with the Columbus NHL franchise that maybe they should be called the New Jackets.
The Blue Jackets are no longer Rick Nash - and a bunch of other guys.
After almost a decade of being known as ''Nash's team,'' the Blue Jackets, who open their 12th season on Saturday night in Nashville, will feature several players acquired from New York in...
It is finally time to drop the puck for the National Hockey League season. The Nashville Predators' first opponent is the Columbus Blue Jackets with goaltenders Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky. Now, I'm going to tell you how the Predators will be able to beat them as the 'How to Beat the Goalie' series continues on Fang Faction.
Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky...
By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto)
With just over 24 hours remaining until the 2013 rosters must be finalized, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 2013 opening night roster seems to have already taken shape.
This afternoon, the club announced that 2011 second round draft pick Boone Jenner would be returned to Oshawa of the OHL, where he will likely finish the season. It should be noted...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Brandon Dubinsky was traded from one of the best teams in the NHL to the worst.
Yet when he looks around at his new Columbus Blue Jackets teammates, he doesn't have a whole lot of regrets about leaving the bright lights of New York along with the Stanley Cup aspirations of his old team, the Rangers, to join a team just hoping to be respectable.