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Bruins Not Underestimating Struggling Blue Jackets After Loss To Canucks (Video)

The Boston Bruins won’t be underestimating the Columbus Blue Jackets when these teams meet at TD Garden on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets have struggled throughout the season, highlighted by the firing of head coach Todd Richards in October. Results haven’t improved much under new head coach John Tortorella — the Blue Jackets sit at the bottom of the NHL standings — but...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tortorella blasts Blue Jackets leadership

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 Bloguin Best
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Needs a December to Remember

Last year, the Blue Jackets finished the regular season with an impressive streak of 15-1-1 and still managed to miss the playoffs. During the first critical months of the season, the Jackets failed to earn those extra points that would have helped them reach the postseason. With the addition of star winger Brandon Saad, the Jackets had high expectations for this season; however...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Take early struggles this season with a grain of salt

One of the fascinating aspects of each new NHL season are the reactions to small sample size performances. Whether it’s an offense being labeled atrocious due to struggles with scoring thanks to an unsustainably bad shooting percentage, a new player having trouble gelling in his new surroundings, or a coach being on the hot seat because his team lost three games in a row, small...
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Take early struggles this season with a grain of salt

One of the fascinating aspects of each new NHL season are the reactions to small sample size performances. Whether it’s an offense being labeled atrocious due to struggles with scoring thanks to an unsustainably bad shooting percentage, a new player having trouble gelling in his new surroundings, or a coach being on the hot seat because his team lost three games in a row, small...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Tortorella Time

Canucks fans look away. Their FAVORITE head coach has a new head-coaching job. After firing Todd Richards, following a dreadful 0-7-0 start, the Columbus Blue Jackets hired the no-good, overly emotional, underachieving head coach named John Tortorella. Just how bad has the season been for the Jackets? The starting record is bad enough, especially since the worst teams finish seasons...
Via isportsweb.com
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Richards out in Columbus, Stars shinning and more

The NHL has seen it's first coaching casualty of the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced earlier this week they have fired head coach Todd Richards. The decision comes on the heels of the Jackets 0-7-0 start through Tuesday night. Richards amassed a 127-112-21 record with one postseason appearance in his five seasons in Columbus.  John Tortorella has been hired to replace...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobrovsky feels 'responsible' for Richards' firing

Sergei Bobrovsky is off to a rough start to his 2015-16 season.The goaltender has a 0-5-0 record, a save percentage of .835 and a goals against average of 5.07.He has already said he has completely lost his confidence.Now, Columbus' recent firing of Todd Richards is weighing on his mind.“He’s a good coach, a good man,” Bobrovsky told The Columbus Dispatch's Shawn Mitchell....
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, hire John Tortorella

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) After an 0-7 start, the Columbus Blue Jackets have fired coach Todd Richards and replaced him with John Tortorella. Richards had been with Columbus since 2012, leading the Blue Jackets to their only NHL playoff appearance in 2013-14, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening round. The team said Wednesday that Tortorella signed a three-year contract...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards

The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired head coach Todd Richards following a 0-7-0 start to the regular season. John Tortorella will take over as the head coach of the Blue Jackets.  Tortorella was the head coach of the Canucks during the 2013-14 season.  He was the head bench coach of the Blue Jackets before being promoted to the interim head coaching position. Richards took over...
Via Sports-Glory
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards and hire John Tortorella

This is a big one. The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired head coach Todd Richards after a dismal 0-7 start and replaced him with, wait for it, John Tortorella. Todd Richards out in CBJ. Torts in. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 21, 2015 The Blue Jackets basically just gave up on their season and fired a pretty good head coach in Todd Richards and replaced him with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards and hire John Tortorella

This is a big one. The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired head coach Todd Richards after a dismal 0-7 start and replaced him with, wait for it, John Tortorella. Todd Richards out in CBJ. Torts in. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 21, 2015 The Blue Jackets basically just gave up on their season and fired a pretty good head coach in Todd Richards and replaced him with the...
Via Bloguin Best
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Todd Richards out as Blue Jackets coach after 0-7 start

The worst start in Columbus Blue Jackets history has reportedly cost coach Todd Richards his job.The team fell to 0-7 after losing to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, team brass had seen enough, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.From the tweet, it appears the Blue Jackets have already hired John Tortorella to take over.Richards guided the Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, insert John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets are shaking things up in a big way. The Blue Jackets reportedly fired head coach Todd Richards on Wednesday after a horrific 0-7-0 start to the season. They’ll replace him with veteran head coach John Tortorella, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported. The Blue Jays became the first team since the 1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks to start the season 0-7-0 after they...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Keep Jackets Feeling Blue; Blank Columbus 4-0

Tonight’s Recap The Columbus Blue Jackets came into tonight’s tilt with the Islanders (4-1-1) with a record of 0-6-0. They were  really desperate for a win. The job of Coach Todd Richards is very much in doubt. So, you expected Columbus to really come out on fire. After all, they were expected by a lot of “experts” to be at the top of the Metro division. Now, don’t get...
Via Islanders Insight
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Richards confident in Bobrovsky

After a hectic early slate, the Toronto Maple Leafs got an extended break before beginning one of their longest road trips of the season.While much of their city's attention might be focused elsewhere, the Maple Leafs will try to earn their first victory under Mike Babcock by adding to the also-winless Columbus Blue Jackets' defensive woes Friday night.Toronto played its first three...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Richards confident in Bobrovsky

After a hectic early slate, the Toronto Maple Leafs got an extended break before beginning one of their longest road trips of the season. While much of their city's attention might be focused elsewhere, the Maple Leafs will try to earn their first victory under Mike Babcock by adding to the also-winless Columbus Blue Jackets' defensive woes Friday night. Toronto played its first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets GM unhappy with slow start

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen isn’t happy with what he’s seen from his club so far, who’ve gotten off to a putrid 0-4 start. The team has lost four consecutive games, falling to the New York Rangers (twice), Buffalo Sabres, and Senators while getting outscored 20-9 (-11 is the worst goal differential in the league) and Kekalainen let his team know...
Via Bloguin Best
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets GM unhappy with slow start

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen isn’t happy with what he’s seen from his club so far, who’ve gotten off to a putrid 0-4 start. The team has lost four consecutive games, falling to the New York Rangers (twice), Buffalo Sabres, and Senators while getting outscored 20-9 (-11 is the worst goal differential in the league) and Kekalainen let his team know...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Torts To Coach Team USA

John Tortorella will serve as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey: http://t.co/qnK0YlDVGy pic.twitter.com/NVvmrph8vY — USA Hockey (@usahockey) September 22, 2015 Well this is interesting. I can’t imagine Torts was the top guy on USA Hockey’s list after coaches like Dan Bylsma, Peter Laviolette, Todd Richards and Phil Housley. This is a pretty good job...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 22, 2015  |  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
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets hire McCudden to coaching staff

Kenny McCudden is the newest member of the Blue Jackets coaching staff, the club announced Thursday. "Kenny has worked with players at every level from young kids to NHL All-Stars and is a very well-respected skills and skating instructor," Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards said in a team release.  "He adds a new dimension to our staff and I'm really excited about the contributions...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno given the “C”

“Did somebody say finally?” Those were the first words out of the mouth of general manager Jarmo Kekalainen during his press conference on Wednesday. The words were uttered as he and head coach Todd Richards sat down at the podium, flanking the Columbus Blue Jackets new captain, Nick Foligno. For two years the coaches and management have […] The post Nick Foligno given the...
Via Along the Boards
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Richards, US falter against Belarus at the Worlds

Get the latest on the Columbus Blue Jackets participating in the IIHF World Championships, several of whom were in action on Thursday. The United States, led by Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards, fell to Belarus on Thursday 5-2. Keep track of the latest on Richards, Jeremy Morin, David Savard, Sergei Bobrovsky, Artem Anisimov, Mark Dano, and the rest of the IIHF World Championships...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Step aside Murphy; injuries riding shotgun with Blue Jackets

Gnashing its teeth and snarling all season, the injury bug is a nasty beast that has positively gorged on the Blue Jackets this year. It has been like the proverbial cockroach that survives the apocalypse. When the team finishes playing the second game of back-to-backs on Sunday evening in Pittsburgh, they will have lost north of 400 man games due to injury this season. The next...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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