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Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason recap

Last year: 42-35-5, fifth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by nine points. Key additions: Brandon Saad, Gregory Campbell, Zach Werenski, Gabriel Carlsson, Mike Paliotta, Paul Bittner Key subtractions: Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu, Jeremy Morin, Jack Skille Offense: A team already loaded with young talent pulled off the shocker of the offseason […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Blue Jacket Saad to throw out first pitch at Tribe game

Columbus Blue Jackets acquisition Brandon Saad is about to get a northeast Ohio welcome. Saad, who came over to the Blue Jackets from the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in a blockbuster offseason trade, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday's Indians game. Teammate Ryan Johansen will test his mound skills Monday night at the Cincinnati Reds game. In just...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Richards believes Brandon Saad will bring 'winning attitude, confidence' in Columbus

That 22-year-old winger the Columbus Blue Jackets added this offseason? Yeah, Todd Richards is pretty excited about him.“I just want him to come in here and be Brandon Saad, first and foremost,” Richards said to Rob Mixer of BlueJackets.com. “There are things he can add to this team on the ice in game situations and practice, but there’s also a lot he can bring to our room...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL teams who should rebound in 2015-2016

Which teams made the best moves over the summer and should take a step forward in 2015-16? Whether through trade, free agency or the draft, the five teams below have improved their rosters over the summer and should see an improved record this season. Colorado Avalanche DENVER, CO – APRIL 19: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Minnesota Wild in Game...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saad spends his day with the Stanley Cup

Each Stanley Cup Champion gets to spend a day with Lord Stanley's trophy. Newly-acquired Columbus Blue Jacket Brandon Saad, who won the trophy with the Chicago Blackhawks in June, decided to spend his day with the Cup at Pittsburgh's IAP Air Reserve Station with the 911th Airlift Wing. According to the 911th Airlift Wing's website, "the 911th Airlift Wing includes approximately 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Saad shares Stanley Cup with Air Force Reserve

Former Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad showed his appreciation of the military on Wednesday by bringing the Stanley Cup to the United States Air Force Reserve stationed at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township, Pa.Approximately 200 members greeted the 22-year-old Pittsburgh native, who was the centerpiece of a seven-player blockbuster deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Foligno praises Blue Jackets 'statement' offseason

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno told Sportsnet he's very happy with the Blue Jackets offseason, especially the trade for Brandon Saad.  "I was really, really happy. The organization is making a statement about what type of team we want to be, how serious we are about winning. You bring in a player like Brandon Saad, who's won two Cups already, it's a big statement," Foligno...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Chicago Still Maintain Their Success?

After what turned out to be a huge success to cap off what many are considering a modern dynasty, can the Chicago Blackhawks continue their form next season? The question is worth considering. After all, due to their cap-space constraints, they have had to make some reluctant and unpopular moves this off-season. First off, they decided to trade one of their budding young...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Marko Dano’s Potential

This offseason, the Chicago Blackhawks are once again faced with major salary cap issues, much like during the offseason following their 2010 cup win. This was to be expected, as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have an almost unbelievable combined $13 million cap hit. Unfortunately, this led to the trading of Brandon Saad, who played a crucial role in the Hawks’ cup win this season...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Bickell doesn’t feel like he’ll be traded

The Chicago Blackhawks have already traded away Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad, but that hasn’t prevented Bryan Bickell’s name from popping up in recent trade rumors. The Blackhawks may still look to free up cap space and Bickell’s annual $4 million cap hit may just be large enough for the organization to attempt a trade. Does Bickell think he’ll be moved? Does he want to...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Bickell doesn’t feel like he’ll be traded

The Chicago Blackhawks have already traded away Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad, but that hasn’t prevented Bryan Bickell’s name from popping up in recent trade rumors. The Blackhawks may still look to free up cap space and Bickell’s annual $4 million cap hit may just be large enough for the organization to attempt a trade. Does Bickell think he’ll be moved? Does he want to...
Via Bloguin Best
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets- Primed to fire in 2015

With the throngs of the opening free agent bonanza over and done with, and with most of the NHL rosters pretty much set, are the Columbus Blue Jackets the team that we saw two years ago, or are they the team we saw for much of last season. Fortunately, the answer is simple. The Blue Jackets are actually even better than the team they were back in the 2013-2014 season. With the addition...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad to drop 'man child' nickname with Blue Jackets?

On CD102.5 The Morning Show, newly-acquired Blue Jackets winger Brandon Saad talked about dropping his nickname with the Chicago Blackhawks. "I'm getting a little older," Saad said, "I think it's time to drop the (man child) nickname." Saad's Blackhawk teammates, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp, came up with the nickname for Saad because of his size for a young kid. The winger helped...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Saad, Campbell bring Cup-winning experience to young team

The Columbus Blue Jackets introduced their two offseason acquisitions, winger Brandon Saad and center Gregory Campbell to the media Wednesday. Saad was acquired in a seven-player trade with the Chicago Blackhawks and recently signed a six-year contract extension. Campbell signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Blue Jackets, coming over from the Boston Bruins. With the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Johnny Oduya Not Returning To Chicago

On Tuesday, Johnny Oduya’s agent, Don Meehan, said his client will not return to the Blackhawks. Oduya, who will be 34 when the 2015-16 season begins, joins Patrick Sharp, Brandon Saad, Brad Richards, Antoine Vermette as key players from the Hawks run to the Stanley Cup to leave the team this summer. Chicago acquired Oduya […] The post Agent: Johnny Oduya Not Returning To Chicago...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Bloguin Best
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Look to Clear Cap Space for Johnny Oduya

Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman Johnny Oduya reacts during a game against the Ottawa Senators at the United Center in Chicago. (Mandatory Credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune) The NHL Salary Cap is reminding Chicago Blackhawks fans that the offseason after winning the Stanley Cup isn’t always as fun as it sounds. Similar to the situation the Blackhawks faced in 2010 after winning...
Via The Sports Journal
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Announce New Player Numbers

Wondering what numbers the new #Blackhawks will wear? Have we got news for you! Anisimov: 15 Dano: 56 Tropp: 25 #Numbers — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 7, 2015 So three of the four players acquired in the Brandon Saad trade have a number. Poor Jeremy Morin, whose old number – 11 – is on Andrew Desjardins currently. Probably an […] The post Blackhawks Announce...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Blackhawks Free Agents Signings

View image | gettyimages.com Outside of the Brandon Saad trade the Blackhawks have had a relatively quiet Free Agency thus far. Just to recap the Saad trade the Blackhawks sent Fs Alex Broadhurst and Brandon Saad and D Michael Paliotta to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Fs Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp and a 2016 fourth-round draft pick...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Okie Dokie Edition: 7/4/15

It’s Independence Day in the United States, where we celebrate with barbecues, family, friends and fireworks. Some even partake in an alcoholic beverage or two – or four and five. However you choose to mark this historic date in United States history, be safe and enjoy it with the people that matter the most in your life. For us at Islanders Insight, after some server maintenance...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad signs 6-year, $36 million deal with Columbus

Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season, and is expected to play on the team's top line alongside center Ryan Johansen. Saad, who was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Saad signs 6-year, $36 million deal with Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season, and is expected to play on the team's top line alongside center Ryan Johansen. Saad, who was vacationing in Myrtle...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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