SCOTT HARTNELL NEWS

Scott Hartnell & The Only Stat that Matters

Thanks to the Blue Jackets I was given an opportunity to attend Scott Hartnell’s introduction to Columbus press conference on Tuesday. While I kept quiet for the actual press conference I did get a chance to ask him a couple questions in the media scrum after the official press conference had ended. One of the questions I asked was about how different possession metrics are being...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Davidson believes Blue Jackets can ‘do some damage’ next season

Beyond trading R.J. Umberger for Scott Hartnell, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That said, this is a team that won its first two postseason games in franchise history and made the Pittsburgh Penguins sweat before eventually advancing in six contests. That’s a promising building block for the future, yet Blue Jackets president of hockey operations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall doesn't believe Flyers are in 'elite group' of teams

Ron Hextall first offseason as Flyers GM has been quiet. Hextall said on Thursday that the Flyers must be patient in the process to win a championship. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The days have turned to weeks since free agency opened on July 1 and the Flyers were forced to make minimal moves due to a tight amount of money available given the salary cap. As other teams have...
Via Flyerdelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Offseason update

The Columbus Blue Jackets needed a tactful summer to improve upon 2014’s breakout season and their moves have looked great. Management chose not to produce a blockbuster trade nor chase a big name free agent, yet the Jackets still look like to have improved standing going into the 2014-2015 campaign. Here’s Columbus’ offseason broken down: Scott Hartnell (Photo credit: Len...
Via isportsweb.com
21 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Philadelphia Flyers

Last year: 42-30-10, third in the division. Lost to the Rangers in the first round Key additions:  R.J. Umberger, Nick Schultz Key subtractions: Scott Hartnell, Adam Hall (likely) Franchise direction: I didn’t quite know what to think when Ron Hextall replaced Paul Holmgren, but so far the new general manager has demonstrated restraint uncharacteristic of […] The post Checking...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Free agency deals of the Salary Cap era

  #143083386 / gettyimages.com Happy Free Agency Day, and to Flyerdelphia's loyal Canadian readers, Happy Canada Day! Flyers Five returns, after a too-long absence. This week looks at the best Flyer moves in free agency, following the 2004-05 lockout and the subsequent era of the salary cap. Honorable Mentions: Ryan Kesler (2006) and Shea Weber (2012): The Flyers made...
Via Flyerdelphia
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Forwards Like Scott Hartnell Hard To Come By

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The move will make the Flyers worse in 2014-15. The 32-year-old Hartnell, once the top-line running mate for Claude Giroux, could fill the same role for franchise center Ryan Johansen. If ex-Bruin Nathan Horton gets healthy, the three strongmen could join forces to create a mammoth No. 1 line for the Blue Jackets. “I think he plays...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

CBJ use a little less conversation, a little more action on Day 2

Philadelphia, PA -- The Blue jackets went with a distinctly American flavor at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in the City of Brotherly Love, with four of their seven picks hailing from the United States. In addition to Sonny Milano (16th overall, 1st round), Columbus chose three more Americans, two Canadians and one European (Latvia) player. While none of these players will have an immediate...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-2014 Season Review: An Anisimov Artycle

#42, Artem Anisimov Artem Anisimov quietly scored the most goals of his young career in his first 82-game season in Columbus. Combined with the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season, Arty has averaged about .49 points per game during his time in Columbus and has supplied valuable scoring for the team. The 26 year old, 6’4″ forward has yet to hit his prime and has the size and talent...
Via BS Hockey
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kesler Would Make Sense For Blackhawks

#476694469 / gettyimages.com The NHL will wrap up a busy week Friday with the conclusion of the NHL Draft. This past Tuesday night was also the NHL Awards event. With the draft getting underway, expect to see some trades take place. In fact, there was already one big move that occurred when the Philadelphia Flyers sent Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Improving Roster Before the Draft

#485759499 / gettyimages.com After having a wonderful season which saw the Columbus Blue Jackets return to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 08-09. They would face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2014 playoffs. They would take the Penguins to six games before being eliminated. Moving towards the off-season, the Columbus Blue Jackets now know what...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hartnell to wear 43 for CBJ

Blue Jackets fans wondering what number they will see new acquisition Scott Hartnell wear this season in Columbus now have their answer. Hartnell, who comes over from the Philadelphia Flyers, told BlueJackets.com his number will be 43. "Coming to a new city, a new team and with a fresh start, why not change it up?" he told the site. "I looked at a couple of different...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Risky Business: Flyers Trade Scott Hartnell

On Monday afternoon, the Philadelphia Flyers traded Scott Hartnell for former Flyer RJ Umberger and a 4th round draft pick. Umberger, who is 32, put up 34 points last season (18G, 16A), and put up only 1 point before becoming a healthy scratch in the playoffs. Off the top it may seem like a salary dump on the Flyers part to trade away star-winger Scott Hartnell, but dig deeper into...
Via Grandstand University
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers, Schenn happy with two-year extension

A busy day for Ron Hextall didn't end until late evening Monday. After trading Scott Hartnell earlier in the day, the Flyers' general manager inked Brayden Schenn to a two-year extension worth $5 million. Schenn, 22, notched his first 20-goal season this year and had a career-high 41 points in 82 games. Schenn, traded to the Flyers exactly three years ago, was mostly the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell plans to guilt-trip Ryan Johansen out of his number

As the dust settled on the unexpected Scott Hartnell – R.J. Umberger trade, fans began to wonder what number Hartnell would wear with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hartnell sported #19 with the Flyers, but that number is currently being used by Columbus’ Ryan Johansen. Hartnell has a mischievous plan: Hartnell on his number."I have a couple in mind. I don't want to take...
Via Bloguin Best
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell plans to guilt-trip Ryan Johansen out of his number

As the dust settled on the unexpected Scott Hartnell – R.J. Umberger trade, fans began to wonder what number Hartnell would wear with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hartnell sported #19 with the Flyers, but that number is currently being used by Columbus’ Ryan Johansen. Hartnell has a mischievous plan: Hartnell on his number."I have a couple in mind. I don't want to take...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hartnell lands in Columbus because Philly didn't want him

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Boiled down to its essence, everyone needs to have the feeling of being wanted. Hockey players are no different in wanting that feeling from the team for which they are playing. It is a basic human emotion. On Monday, the Blue Jackets packaged R.J. Umberger (after he requested to be traded) with Columbus' fourth round pick in next year's draft in a deal...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: 99 Problematic Episodes

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast on Flyerdelphia.com, Steve Jacot, Hal Greenblatt, and Stephane Hardinger look at the Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger swap, Brayden Schenn's new contract, other possible moves for the Flyers going into the draft, and plenty of other nonsense. Flyers Faithful Podcast Ep 99 You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Good Job Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, The Blue Jackets traded disgruntled winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round draft pick to Philadelphia yesterday for Scott Hartnell. There is nothing small about this deal. It was done within the Metropolitan Division, which took a lot of nerve on the part of Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and his Flyers counterpart...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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