BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Markus Nutivaara Inks ELC With Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Markus Nutivaara to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, Cap Friendly reports that the deal carries a $817,500 cap hit. The 21-year-old was selected in the 7th round (189th overall) of the 2015 draft. This year, playing for Karpat in Finland’s top professional league...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Finally, The Draft Lottery Falls Favorably For Columbus

5-7-3-4. These are the numbers that will go down in Columbus Blue Jackets history. After the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets won the first two drawings, the combination 5-7-3-4 came from the machine and gave the Blue Jackets something to celebrate. For the first time in club history, the Blue Jackets move up in the draft thanks to the lottery. Actual order drawn in the...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Watch Blue Jackets’ Foligno act as upset season-ticket holder, prank Atkinson

The Columbus Blue Jackets, like many teams throughout professional sports, try to offer their season-ticket holders the best possible experience. That’s especially true after a tough season that saw an up-and-coming Jackets team face a difficult start to the season and finish with the league’s fourth-worst record. One of the ways the Blue Jackets are trying to thank their fans...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Jackets Atkinson Gets Pranked

Sometimes it pays to answer the phone and it paid off for a few lucky Columbus Blue Jackets season ticket holders this week! Forward Cam Atkinson had some fun as he hit the phone to thank them for all the continued support with the team. However, the Jackets end up having a little fun with him in the end! The post Jackets Atkinson Gets Pranked appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boone Jenner Wraps It Up

The Columbus Blue Jackets 2015-16 season has come to an end and with it comes end of season interviews. Check out Boone Jenner’s with Bob McElligott below. The post Boone Jenner Wraps It Up appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Tortorella Ends Season

Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella never disappoints when it comes to meeting with the media. Watch as he ends the 2016 season on meets Blue Jackets exit interview day. The post Blue Jackets Tortorella Ends Season appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets finish the season strong

The 2015-16 NHL regular season is over. For teams like the Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers, who clinched their playoff berths at the last moment, there is an exhilaration that their seasons are continuing. However, for many teams, that exhilaration is not the same, as they failed to make the NHL playoffs. One of these teams is the Columbus Blue Jackets, who finished...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Saad's 1st career hat trick helps Columbus beat Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Brandon Saad and the Columbus Blue Jackets found themselves on the better side of a blowout for a change.Saad scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and Columbus routed the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Saturday night.Boone Jenner and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored, and Alexander Wennberg and David Savard had two assists apiece.The last-place Blue Jackets...
Via Associated Press
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Jared Boll suspended for 4 games

NEW YORK (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was suspended for four games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for interference against Philadelphia forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Boll was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for the blind-side hit in the second period of Columbus' 3-2 shootout victory Tuesday night. He's considered a repeat...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Boll ejected for blindside hit on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Jared Boll was ejected from Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia for laying out Flyers right winger Pierre-Edouard Bellemare with a blindside hit.It happened at the 3:26 mark of the second period as Bellemare was chasing the puck out of the Flyers zone with his head down. Boll had Bellemare lined up and laid him out, leading to a scrum as...
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Young players make their presence known

The 2015-16 NHL season hasn’t been what the Columbus Blue Jackets hoped it would be. With the season nearing its end, it could definitely be labeled as a rather large disappointment, considering that they were supposed to compete for a playoff spot this season. In some circles, they were even considered to be a potential dark-horse Stanley Cup candidate. However, although the season...
Via isportsweb.com
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Are there reasons to still watch and support the Blue Jackets?

To answer the headline question, are there reasons to still watch and support Ohio’s NHL hockey team this year, we use this GIF.  Yes of course, there are reasons!!! Reason #1 Sergei Bobrovsky—Can the 7 million dollar a year goalie finish the year healthy and play like the face of the franchise he is? His injuries the last two seasons have really limited the chances of CBJ...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello helps New York Rangers fan land prom date

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello notched an assist during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, but you won’t find it on the stats sheet. This helper instead came when Zuccarello noticed a sign during pregame warmups being held by 18-year-old Rangers fan Vinny Mutone, who had a very specific favor to ask the NHLer: He needed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets’ strong play complicating things at trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching. Over the next 24 hours, NHL teams around the league will be shipping players to new destinations in an attempt to improve their team. The Columbus Blue Jackets, however, find themselves in somewhat of a precarious position. The Blue Jackets have rather quietly had an outstanding month on the ice, obtaining 17 points over 12 games with...
Via isportsweb.com
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets pay tribute to Seinfeld with game day poster

The Columbus Blue Jackets have released some incredible game day posters this season, but this one released ahead of their matchup against the New Jersey Devils takes the cake. This tribute to Seinfeld is brilliant and would even make David Puddy proud. Who can forget Puddy’s insane love for the Devils? High five! Great scene and an amazing poster by the Blue Jackets.   The...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Here comes the deadline…Columbus Blue Jackets style

What do the Columbus Blue Jackets have in store in the near future? (USA Today Sports) With the playoffs lost for another season, it is time to retool or reconfigure the roster of the Blue Jackets.  The 0-8 start basically ended the season before it even started for Central Ohio hockey fans.  Many fans and hockey experts expected the CBJ to be a playoff team but again the train...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Tortorella using conflict to push honesty with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets  head coach John Tortorella is no stranger to conflict, and it seems he’s still adopting that approach despite being much calmer in Columbus. In an excellent piece by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Tortorella opens up about the changes he’s made. Torts discusses becoming more of a teacher, while not doing so much yelling in practice – something...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood trolls Ryan Johansen for kissing stick

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen was caught on television kissing his hockey stick Saturday night, and one of his teammate’s wives decided to troll him mercilessly over it. That player’s wife happened to be country music star Carrie Underwood. Underwood, who is married to Predators forward Mike Fisher, tweeted several versions of the same video with different songs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Ryan Johansen-Seth Jones trade thus far

The NHL's first major trade this season came earlier this month when the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators swapped star players. Columbus gave up a star forward in Ryan Johansen, and the Nashville Predators gave up a star defenseman in Seth Jones. It’s been a month since the trade happened, and it’s time to see how each player has impacted his respective team...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The NHL may change All-Star voting after John Scott

John Scott is in the All-Star Game. It’s a reality now and people are still double and triple checking that this is still taking place. While fans are enjoying the fact Scott will participate in the new 3-on-3 format, the NHL doesn’t want a situation like this to arise again which is why they are taking measures to eliminate that possibility. Elliotte Friedman broke it down...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

John Tortorella blasts leadership on Blue Jackets

John Tortorella has done a good job turning around the Blue Jackets since taking over for Todd Richards, going 13-15-3 since Richards started 0-7. But there is still a ways to go. And if you listen to Tortorella talk after a loss to the Panthers on Sunday, there’s a long way to go. Tortorella torched the Jackets after the loss which punctuated an 0-3 road trip … especially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight

Star Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight for the team's game against the Arizona Coyotes. #CBJ Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 17, 2015 Johansen, who has six goals and 16 assists on the season, appears to be in head coach John Tortorella's doghouse. Tortorella benched his...
Via Yardbarker
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson decides not to sue parents over bankruptcy

It’s not every day someone makes news by deciding NOT to sue his own parents, but Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is a special circumstance. According to TSN, Johnson will not to sue his parents after alleging they forced him into bankruptcy by taking out high-interest loans in his name without his knowledge. From TSN: Johnson shocked the hockey world nearly a year...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jack Johnson won't sue parents over bankruptcy

It can't be easy having a public squabble over money, let alone one with your parents. That has been the case over the last year for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, who had to file for bankruptcy due to a heaping amount of debt — a debt that Johnson alleges was caused by his parents. But the Blue Jacket decided not to sue is parents over the matter, Rick Westhead...
Via Yardbarker
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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