BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP
When John H. McConnell founded the Columbus Blue Jackets, his mission was to establish and expand the brand of hockey starting with the state capital of Ohio, and he’d probably be even happier today. On Thursday April 23, current Blue Jackets owner John P. McConnell, President of Hockey Operations John Davidson and General Manager Jarmo Kekäläinen took Mr. McConnell’s dream...
Drama has continued throughout the past month in the NHL with more storylines than the league could have possibly hoped for. The draft lottery proved to be no different with the Edmonton Oilers ending up with the first pick over the Buffalo Sabres, winning the prize of Connor McDavid.
The Columbus Blue Jackets ended up in the spot that was expected for them to be in, set to draft...
I am doing what I said I wasn’t going to do: talk about the CBJ captaincy at great length. Oof. Yuck. The topic that never seems to go away is about to be breached for the first time on Buckeye State Hockey dot com. Let us break down the candidates, eh?
The front runner in the race for captain, Foligno has all the tools anyone could ever ask for as a fan of the Blue...
Determining the value of an NHL player has taken on new meaning with the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them. Using production value (PROD) I took a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets forwards here. Using PROD to measure defensemen only provides part of the story given it is […]
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In what has been described as a natural fit multiple times, the Lake Erie Monsters officially announced today that they will be the AHL affiliate to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Lake Erie Monsters currently play their games in Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The benefits of this partnership will be plentiful and the beginning of it started today at a press conference...
Every NHL team has to deal with injuries over the course of the regular season. Though it seems like fans of every team claim to have dealt with the most or the worst injuries, the handy “man-games lost due to injury” statistic reveals which teams had the worst luck when it comes to the injury bug.
Via the Columbus Dispatch (with help from Man Games Lost), the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Just the sixth team in NHL history to go without a captain for three consecutive seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets recently announced that they were close to bestowing that honor to a player currently on the roster. Since Rick Nash was dealt away on July 23, 2012, the Blue Jackets have relied on leadership by […]
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View image | gettyimages.com With the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them, front office personnel and fans alike have more tools to evaluate a player’s performance than ever before. Possession, usage or quality of competition statistics have added a level of detail beyond just merely goals, assists and plus/minus. Ultimately […]
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The odds are officially set for the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel show, also known as the 2015 NHL Draft. The battle for the best odds has officially ended with the odds ending up in Buffalo’s favor.
Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets have nearly killed their odds at the top pick by having the strongest finish to the season for any team in the entire league.
Last night, Columbus...
Murray has been skating again and may play out the last couple of games in the 2014-15 regular season. In a season that has been rendered essentially useless, I ask myself this question: why the hell risk him to possible further injury?
Most people will argue that hockey is a contact sport that exposes players to possible injury all the time which is a fair point but the discussion...
Quick note: GIFs for this game won’t be coming as they happen, as I won’t be getting home until 9pm. They will be up on newyorkrangersgifs.com starting around 9:30 or so. After a thorough demolishing of the Devils, the New York Rangers will play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight as our Blueshirts look
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nick Foligno scored three times and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Saturday to set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win.
It was Foligno's first hat trick in his 541st career NHL game.
Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell also scored, Brandon Dubinsky assisted on all three of Foligno's goals, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33...
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23 days ago
View image | gettyimages.com It’s what I call the silly season. The season is over for most NCAA teams and some college hockey players are making decisions regarding their future. Do they stay or go? Here's an interesting story that I stumbled across today. It appears that the Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer is concerned that Gophers defenseman Mike Reilly might not be headed...
We’ve seen a lot of crazy shootout goals this season which have featured intricate, complicated and amazing moves. In the case of Ryan Johansen, sometimes less is more. Johansen essentially unplugs before nudging the puck past Jaroslav Halak.
(H/T Reddit Hockey)
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Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation to tie it and then added the clinching goal in the shootout Thursday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight straight wins.
After Mark Letestu scored to lead off the shootout, Johansen slowed as he went in on goalie Jaroslav Halak and slid the puck between his...
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25 days ago
It is official. The hottest team in the entire National Hockey League, the Columbus Blue Jackets, was eliminated from their chance at the playoffs last night after the Boston Bruins picked up two points.
Columbus won their seventh straight game last night after defeating the New Jersey Devils by the score of 3-1, bringing their record to 37-35-4. The team has been on fire as of late...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Matt Calvert off injured reserve after he missed the last 15 games with a concussion.
The club earlier assigned center William Karlsson to its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Calvert has 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season. The Brandon, Manitoba, native was Columbus' fifth pick, 127th...
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27 days ago
Scott Hartnell #43 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his hat-trick goal with teammates Dalton Prout #47, Fedor Tyutin #51 and Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images)
Tuesday’s matchup saw the Anaheim Ducks take on a Columbus Blue Jackets team that had won six out of their...
NHL journeyman Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild on Monday. His 11-year-old daughter may have helped orchestrate the deal. A member of Leopold family shared a hand-written letter with KFAN that Leopold’s daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild during their losing streak in January. Parts of it were...Read More
Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion.
According to Minnesota radio...
In one of the most innovative and surprising trades in recent memory, Nathan Horton of the Columbus Blue Jackets was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for David Clarkson. Full stop. No salary retained. Nothing else was added to this deal to sweeten the pot for either side. For as simple as it was presented on the surface, this deal was anything but.
Clarkson (all situations):
I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp for his effort on this play. Even though the goal ended up being a disallowed after review, it was still one of the most impressive displays of hand-eye coordination that I’ve seen so far this season. After some physical play
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COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled goaltender Oscar Dansk from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons and assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to the club's AHL affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Dansk, 20, has posted a 7-5-5 record with a 3.46 goals against average and .833 save percentage in 19 games with Springfield...
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Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen are the stars of a new ad campaign from Visa, which was dropped this week. In the first ad (above) the two ‘Lumbus stars – who clearly have a pretty great rapport – battle it out as they see who can ‘purchase’ three vegetables and stick-handle
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