Found November 17, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Dan Rosen of, He is the face of a struggling franchise that has become the butt of several poor-taste yet arguably just jokes. He is the captain and the guy that is in the second of an eight-year contract that pays him $62.4 million. He is the leader of a franchise that has never won a playoff game and has gone 3-13-1 to start the season. “When you win, everyone looks at leadership and thinks they have great leadership,” Nash said. “When you lose, leadership always gets questioned. I understand that’s what comes along with being a captain. This is definitely the toughest times I’ve faced being a captain.” What’s making this season so much more frustrating for Nash is he hasn’t been part of the solution. He has just four goals, 12 points and a paltry minus-12 rating, which ties him for 693rd place in the NHL this season. Only Eric Staal’s minus-17 is worse. “The weight of the world is on his shoulders,” Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said. “Particularly with the moves we m

Castoffs become mainstays with Jackets

INSIDE SHOTSCastoffs become mainstays with Jackets This is the present state of the Blue Jackets: Defenseman Nikita Nikitin and center Mark Letestu, bit players on their previous teams, join Columbus in trades and end up playing heavy minutes in prime roles.Nikitin, acquired from St. Louis late last week in the trade that sent defenseman Kris Russell to St. Louis, has played just...

FOX Sports Ohios Season of Support Is Underway

As Ohios leading regional sports network, FOX Sports Ohio is proud to give back to the community this holiday season. Its charitable effort, FOX SupPORTS Ohio, has launched Season of Support, a program in which serves the underprivileged in the Cleveland and Columbus communities through raising awareness, fundraising, and volunteering.Awareness and Fundraising Campaign for Columbus...

'Breaking Dawn' Vampires Might Have Better Chance at Beating Bruins Than Columbus Blue Jackets

On paper, this one shouldn't be close. The Bruins are red-hot and have won six games in a row. The Columbus Blue Jackets, on the other hand, are languishing in last place of the NHL and only sport seven points on the year. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette understands that there's a certain movie about vampires or something that is making its debut on the silver screen at midnight...

Nash Not Moving

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Although the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to work the phones looking for a netminder, one name that is not involved in their talks is that of captain Rick Nash. “Not once have I ever brought up his name,” Jackets GM Scott Howson told Thursday. Sure, other teams have obviously inquired about Nash, but Howson has quickly closed that down...

Bruins 2, Blue Jackets 1, SO

Tuukka Rask made 30 saves through overtime and then stopped Columbus' Antoine Vermette in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win. Rich Peverley and David Krejci scored to put Boston ahead 2-1 in the shootout, and Rask ended it by stoning Vermette. Adam McQuaid scored his first goal of the season for the defending...

Columbus Blue Jackets, Lexus Announce Renewal of Corporate Partnership

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced November 18 that the National Hockey League franchise has renewed its corporate partnership with Lexus. Lexus has been a corporate partner since the 2008-2009 season. Elements of the par...

Blue Jackets still hope for move to East

Since the Blue Jackets joined the NHL more than a decade ago, they have dreamed of scenarios in which they could...

Sanford & Son

I remember looking at the Blue Jacket depth chart Tuesday to see who was going to start in place of ECHL Goalie Steve Mason.  Turns out it was career journeyman/terrible goalie/anarchist Curtis Sanford.  Here’s the blurb from the game recap:  “Sanford gave Columbus arguably its best goaltending performance of the season by making 26 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to the...

Blue Jackets waste early lead in loss to Wild

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck scored in the third period and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Matt Cullen scored on the power play for his team-leading eighth goal, and Nick Johnson and Devin Setoguchi also scored for Minnesota, which closed out a five-game trip with a 3-2-0 record. Niklas Backstrom stopped a season...

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