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The Road Ahead for Scott Hartnell

The Canadian hockey writers are exiting their cottages, the forecast calls for a seasonal drop in temperatures this weekend, and NHL team Twitter accounts are comparing board installations. That’s right, the offseason is ending, our long (inter)national nightmare is ending! As we reach this point, it’s worth taking another look back at Columbus’ summer moves to consider what...
Via BS Hockey
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell & The Only Stat that Matters

Thanks to the Blue Jackets I was given an opportunity to attend Scott Hartnell’s introduction to Columbus press conference on Tuesday. While I kept quiet for the actual press conference I did get a chance to ask him a couple questions in the media scrum after the official press conference had ended. One of the questions I asked was about how different possession metrics are being...
Via BS Hockey
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Hartnell ready to make impact in Columbus

The Blue Jackets welcomed perhaps their biggest offseason acquisition to town Wednesday when forward Scott Hartnell, who joined the team in a trade for forward RJ Umberger, came to Columbus for a few days to get to know his new team and new city. "I've had a smile ever since (making the decision) saying I was gonna be a Blue Jacket," Hartnell said. The former Philadelphia Flyer waived...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Offseason update

The Columbus Blue Jackets needed a tactful summer to improve upon 2014’s breakout season and their moves have looked great. Management chose not to produce a blockbuster trade nor chase a big name free agent, yet the Jackets still look like to have improved standing going into the 2014-2015 campaign. Here’s Columbus’ offseason broken down: Scott Hartnell (Photo credit: Len...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hartnell to wear 43 for CBJ

Blue Jackets fans wondering what number they will see new acquisition Scott Hartnell wear this season in Columbus now have their answer. Hartnell, who comes over from the Philadelphia Flyers, told his number will be 43. "Coming to a new city, a new team and with a fresh start, why not change it up?" he told the site. "I looked at a couple of different numbers but...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hartnell lands in Columbus because Philly didn't want him

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Boiled down to its essence, everyone needs to have the feeling of being wanted. Hockey players are no different in wanting that feeling from the team for which they are playing. It is a basic human emotion. On Monday, the Blue Jackets packaged R.J. Umberger (after he requested to be traded) with Columbus' fourth round pick in next year's draft in a deal with the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets add Hartnell in trade with Flyers

Columbus and Philadelphia are swapping veteran wingers. The Blue Jackets began the wheeling and dealing of the NHL offseason Monday, sending left wing R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to Philadelphia in exchange for left wing Scott Hartnell. "He is a talented, tough, hard-working player who brings valuable experience and leadership on and off the ice. We...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Net April 14, 2014: Breaking: Fine for Hartnell, no suspension; Flyers-Rangers start Thursday. Let the fun begin

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today we look ahead to the Flyers-Rangers matchup in the first round and the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs as well.   Flyers shuffling lines? Craig Berube might be switching up a couple of forward spots: [Broad Street Hockey-Kurt R.] [Courier Post Online...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Hilarity: Hartnell Stick Toss

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! The Anaheim Ducks beat the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday by a score of 5-3. It wasn't the worst loss ever to the best team in the NHL, but it wasn't the best game either for the Orange...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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