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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
6 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that they have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Financial terms were not disclosed but Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported the total value to be $35.1 million, for an average annual value of $5.85 million. “Brandon brings tenacity and determination to our team...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Jack Johnson

CBJ Season in Review: Jack Johnson Jack Johnson is the most divisive single player in the stats vs “eye test” debate, and it’s not hard to understand why. His on-ice presence screams “big time player”; he’s got the look of a star, and with a quick glance, maybe the tools to be a star. But in nearly every measurable category, Johnson is a drain on his teammates and his...
Via BS Hockey
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Finals Week: Grading the Blue Jackets Defensemen

The Blue Jackets are coming off of their most successful season in franchise history. It was truly a great thing to be apart of, and personally, I would like to thank the front office for icing such an exciting team. Now that the excitement has died down and the energy has left the building, it’s time to begin preparation for the next season. It’s a difficult task to be competitive...
Via BS Hockey
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: An offseason outlook

Coming off the most successful season in Columbus Blue Jackets’ history, General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has a number of crucial decisions to make which will determine the future of the organization. The franchise earned its first ever playoff wins and interest in the team throughout Columbus is at an all-time high. Improving on last season’s success means roster alterations...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

40 players try to break record for longest hockey game

The idea of the Hockey Marathon is as crazy as it sounds. A group of 40 players are trying to set the Guinness record for the longest game of hockey ever played. Specifically, they’ll try to play hockey continuously for 248 hours (more than 10 days, if math isn’t your forte) in an attempt to break the current record of 246 hours and two minutes. The puck dropped on their attempt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Budding rivalry? Hard-fought series could lead to more heated matchups

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One should look beyond the franchise and personal records set this season, substantial as they are. And gaze beyond the civic pride for the hockey team that had arisen in the crucible of a hard-fought playoff series. By the time the final horn sounded to end Game Six between the Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins, something not unexpected, but always hoped...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets ousted by Pens, but there is much to savor from historic season

This is the way it's supposed to work. OK, I understand the Stanley Cup is the only true symbol of success for an NHL hockey team. But the way the Columbus Blue Jackets have trended in the past two seasons is exactly what a fan base hopes for from its franchise. When the fans hopes -- and expectations -- are generally met, some great things can happen. This year, fans witnessed...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

five steps for enjoying the rest of these playoffs, no matter what

Stop reading fancy stats if they are upsetting you.  Especially don’t read your favorite team’s fancy stats.  Lol at shot attempt charts on Twitter, don’t avoid them completely.  But this information should flow over your body like a weak ultraviolet light.  These things are going to be a lot more fun to reflect on in like, August, when you’re splayed out in bed with...
Via Puck Huffers
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson on Pens: 'They're nothing special'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A momentary lapse by the Blue Jackets in the third period Monday night was all that it took for the Pittsburgh Penguins to score three goals and snatch the victory in Game 3. With a 2-1 series lead belonging to the Penguins, can the Blue Jackets set another franchise milestone and win their first playoff game at home Wednesday night? If you ask the guys in the room...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson Continues To Run His Mouth About the Pens

It seems that at least one player always seems to have a need to run his mouth in professional sports. If you look through the history vaults, you will see countless examples of players trash-talking to the media, and most of the time it has come back to bite that player in the ass. (See Jeremy Stevens, of the Seattle Seahawks, leading up to Super Bowl XL.)Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: What a Comeback

WOW. That was my initial reaction to the Penguins’ stunning 4-3 win over Columbus in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday night. After spotting the Blue Jackets an early two-goal lead, the Pens erupted for four goals in the final 20 minutes and change to snatch a dramatic victory from the jaws of certain defeat. Just as important, the Pens displayed remarkable...
Via PenguinPoop
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson will probably end up regretting this statement.

Johnson: "They put their skates on one foot at a time just like we do. They’re nothing special. We’re a pretty damn good hockey team too." — Seth Rorabaugh (@emptynetters) April 22, 2014
Via The Pensblog
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Round 1 Game 1 VS Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the Columbus Blue Jackets in-game one at the Consol Energy Center. The Blue Jackets didn’t look like a nervous team when Jack Johnson scored 6:20 into the 1st period to give them a 1-0 lead. Jussi Jokinen tied the game at 1, but 45 seconds later Mark Letestu scored a power play goal to give the Blue Jackets a 2 to 1 lead after the First Period. Forty...
Via KC Sports Ninja
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay

One: After a scoreless first period, a quick succession of penalties in the second swung the momentum in the Lightning's favor. This wore out the team somewhat. Limiting the penalties taken has to be paramount as they move into the post-season. Two: Columbus got back to their physical game in the third period with two monstrous hits by Jack Johnson and Corey Tropp, respectively...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Four games in four cities in 99 hours for Jackets

Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year.
Via FOXSports.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Blue Jackets Preview

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

It's down to 4 games in 5 nights for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gabe Landeskog, Avs bounce Columbus

Landeskog and Varlamov have both been key contributors to the Avalanche this season. Varlamov leads the NHL with 38 wins. Gabe Landeskog, along with some help from Columbus Blue Jackets’ players Nick Foligno and Jack Johnson, carried the Colorado Avalanche to a comeback victory over Columbus, 3-2 in overtime. In a game that Columbus needed to win to help secure their place in the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad Time To Come Up Flat For The Blue Jackets In Loss To Islanders

from Shawn Mitchell of Puck-Rakers, “I think at this time of the season, you’ve got to find a way,” Richards said. “You’ve got to dig down. And if your energy isn’t quite at the level it needs to be at then It comes down to game management. “You’ve got to manage the game better, in how you play, how you handle the puck, the decisions that you make.” ...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

B’s Beat: Trade Deadline Preview

The NHL Trade Deadline is tomorrow at 3pm, and the Bruins are in need of a top 4 defenseman and perhaps another forward. The options are growing by the day, as players rumored to be untouchable are showing up in the rumor mills by the hour (hello Ottawa’s Jason Spezza). It has been rumored lately that the Bruins’ top scout has been at the last three Columbus Blue Jackets games...
Via Boston Sports Then & Now
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blockbuster looming? B's and Blue Jackets talks heating up, Gaborik mentioned

With just about 26 hours to go before the trade deadline, things are starting to heat up in the rumors department among NHL circles.Could Gaborik be Boston bound? (photo via SI.com)And the Bruins are big players in those rumors.According to a report  from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Marion Gaborik, Nikita Nikitin and Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets could all be in play for...
Via BruinsLife
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils' Bryce Salvador considers bruised collarbone "Lucky"

It takes a bit of bad luck to take a puck off of your collarbone, so New Jersey Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador has to be wondering what karmic entity he managed to defy.Actually he doesn't have to look very far, as Columbus Blue Jackets' defenseman Jack Johnson appears to be his otherworldly nemesis - a Johnson one-timer breaking Salvador's foot in late October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Jewsbury, Keepin’ On

Do you remember Jack Jewsbury the captain and central midfielder, who became the Portland Timbers’ first MLS all-star in the inaugural season of 2011? It’s hard, isn’t it? The memories of Jewsbury’s seven goals and #13 hitting Futty Danso on the free-kicks’ equivalent of a long bomb for a touchdown over the summer are quickly fading away. Jewsbury was replaced in...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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