Found June 29, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
Photo courtesy of bleacherreport.net
By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
Earlier this week the Columbus Blue Jackets made headlines when it was announced that the Islanders offered their entire draft to move up two spots. From the outside looking in, it might seem like a no-brainer to take on all of those picks, but could it really be that simple? GM Scott Howson apparently could not justify it, as he proceeded to take the player he had been eyeing all along – Ryan Murray.
As an organization, Columbus has had more than their fair share of hurdles in the attempt to become an elite franchise. Just one short year ago, the Blue Jackets opted to give up their first round selection in favor of proven talent. In the process, they lost a highly valued winger in Jakub Voracek and cringed when their pick turned out to be Sean Couturier, who now dons a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. But at the time, it was all worth it. They were able to bring in another elite household name by way of Jeff Carter, fi...
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract.
The 26-year-old Nikitin, who had seven goals and 25 assists in 61 games a year ago with the Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues, will make $1.8 million this coming season and $2.5 million in 2013-14.
He was acquired by the Blue Jackets on Nov. 11 in a straight-up deal for defenseman...
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Nikitin will earn $1.8 million in 2012-13 and $2.5 million in 2013-14.
Nikitin, 26, registered seven goals and 25 assists for 32 points with 18 penalty minutes...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to terms with right wing Jared Boll on a two-year, $2.1 million contract.
The club said that Boll will earn $950,000 in 2012-13 and $1.15 million in 2013-14.
The 26-year-old Boll had two goals and one assist with 126 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12. He ranked second on the club and 15th in the NHL in penalty minutes...
from TSN, The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed winger Jared Boll to two-year, $2.1 million contract.
Boll will earn $950,000 in 2012-13 and $1.15 million the following season.
The 26-year-old Boll played the past five seasons with the Blue Jackets, scoring 22 goals and 24 assists while amassing 863 penalty minutes over 345 games.TSN,
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, While you can see the reasoning in what the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing with Nash—waiting until Parise signs so that all those teams that struck out on him come scrambling to the Jackets with a re-energized offer for Nash—it’s not that simple.
It might happen with some teams, but not all.
As pointed out last weekend, Bobby Ryan is another...