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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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell A Great Fit In Columbus

from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch, Hartnell is happy to be here only because he believes the Blue Jackets have a chance to be good for several years, and he sees himself playing a key role in that. That starts with beating a Pittsburgh team that knocked the Jackets out of the playoffs. “The Pens are not my favorite team, probably by far,” he said. “I think they’re...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell Looking Forward To Playing In Columbus

from NHL.com, The task of meeting his new teammates has already begun for Hartnell, who said he had dinner in Columbus recently with center Brandon Dubinsky. It was Dubinsky's arrival two years ago with center Artem Anisimov and defenseman Tim Erixon in a trade that sent captain Rick Nash to the New York Rangers that effectively launched the turnaround in Columbus. It...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyrell Signs Two-Way Contract With Blue Jackets

photo credit: bridgetds via photopin cc NHL- Monday July 28th, the Columbus Blue Jackets agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with 25 year-old, Dana Tyrell. No financial details have yet been released. The forward, was drafted 47th overall in the 2007 entry draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, and made his NHL debut in 2010. The Alberta native stands 5’10″ and 192 pounds. Tyrell...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sizing up Blue Jackets' Metro opponents: Carolina Hurricanes

The Columbus Blue Jackets made the trade for Scott Hartnell just a few days prior to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, adding character and skill to their lineup. With no big free agent moves, the 2014-15 roster looks a lot like last year's roster. This is not a bad thing for the young team. Columbus ended last year with one of the two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference. Although...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An American Enigma? Season Review: Cam Atkinson

Late into the Blue Jackets’ season there seemed to be a divide amongst fans, management and the coaching staff. It all surrounded one player: Cam Atkinson. I titled the article claiming he was an enigma, a title normally given to Russians and various other european players. Like those other “enigmas”  you need to find what that player is good at and use him in optimal situations...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Columbus Blue Jackets

Last year: 43-32-7, fourth in the Metro Division. Eliminated by the Penguins in the first round. Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Brian Gibbons Key subtractions: R.J. Umberger, Jack Skille, Derek MacKenzie, Blake Comeau, Nikita Nikitin Franchise direction: The Jackets are happy as clams with the way things are going after they made a surprise postseason appearance and gave Pittsburgh...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus, Ryan Johansen making progress on deal

Ryan Johansen, a restricted free agent, has been coming closer to sealing the deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.#487481975 / gettyimages.comKurt Overhardt, Johansen’s agent, had originally offered the Blue Jackets a four-year deal with Johansen. The Blue Jackets responded by saying they will only do a two- or three-year contract, according to Aaron Portzline with Blue Jackets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make significant progress toward deal

Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets made some “significant progress” toward a contract agreement recently, the Columbus Dispatch reports.  This is a real good thing for fans of the organization.  I can't understand this from the perspective of the organization.  Johansen, hass taken some significant time to develop into a full-time NHLer. So, the team wants him...
Via Hockey Fan Land
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Progress In Johansen Contract Talks

The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract, or a "bridge" deal -- the type Johansen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft

I’m not sure why it took Columbus so long to post this video, but it’s another pretty cool insight into the NHL Draft. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen was desperately working the phones but couldn’t manage a deal. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes down. [BlueJackets.com] The post Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets fan unmasked: Who is 'Mask Juice'?

If you've been to a Blue Jackets game, you may have seen a man in a wrestling mask that goes by the name of "Mask Juice." Don't worry about him trying to wrestle you, though, unless you aren't passionate about Columbus and the Blue Jackets. "For me, 'Mask Juice' is really about promoting Columbus sports and charities and getting people to come out...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 Season Review: Fedor Tyutin

A scant few years ago, Fedor Tyutin was one of the best d-men in the NHL. This isn’t a view that gets much press thanks to the (past) poor state of the Blue Jackets. Rob Vollman helped promote the idea following the 2011-12 season, noting that Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin formed one of the top defensive pairings in the league. There’s more to Tyutin’s success story than just one...
Via BS Hockey
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Wisniewski and the Big Mistake – Season Review

The writers here have been producing player reviews for the team since the offseason began in Columbus. I decided I would take James Wisniewski because I still have a bit of a gripe over all the people saying that Jack Johnson is the better player. I suppose that number is beginning to dwindle, but they’re still out there. Also, Wisniewski was the best defenseman on the team last...
Via BS Hockey
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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