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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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL coaches on the hot seat for 2015-16

Coaches are hired to be fired. It’s understood within the business. Next season will be no different when it comes to NHL coaches being in danger of losing their jobs. There’s pressure on all coaches, but some enter 2015-16 with more than others. Here are a few that stand out for having the stove turned up past hot. Ken Hitchcock: St. Louis Blues WINNIPEG, MB – OCTOBER 18...
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July 08, 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...
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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...
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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...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: A reunion and lineup changes for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Traditionally, when the Blue Jackets have a sub-par or somewhat lackadaisical game day morning skate, they have a good game that night. Ten minutes into practice and in-between drills, head coach Todd Richards raised his voice to tell the guys to practice with a "little bit of pace", as they prepped for tonight's tilt. While the pace was increased, there was still...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets are finding a way to win

Over the last 120 minutes of hockey, the Blue Jackets opened the floodgates for 11 goals and played to their identity for a majority of those two games. With their backs against the playoff wall, they're starting to play as a cohesive unit on the ice. "We found a way to win a hockey game," said Todd Richards on Saturday evening. "Tough circumstances to get up here coming off an emotional...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Blue Jackets lineup changes, again

Columbus, Ohio - Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards wasn't kidding when he said yesterday that he was going to adjust his lineup for tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Once again, he has a defenseman flipping to the forward lines in place of the ill Matt Calvert. The roulette wheel was spun and it landed on Kevin Connauton, as he makes a start on the fourth line with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Maturity comes with time for Blue Jackets

Maturity is something that grows over time. For it to blossom, it needs to be nourished with care and vision. Maturity is an ongoing process that is never truly finished. The Blue Jackets have been a young team for quite some time. The maturing process never really had a chance to begin without a starting point on the timeline of the franchise. For the sake of this discussion, we...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Injury updates and versatile defensemen

Columbus, Ohio - After a day off to enjoy the Super Bowl, twenty-one Blue Jackets got back to work within the friendly confines this morning. The only players missing were forwards Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky. Coach Todd Richards gave what basically amounted to an injury report in his post-practice scrum. He started by saying that Dubinsky was taking a maintenance day (soreness...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Good news / bad news for the Blue Jackets

Columbus, Ohio - And the hits keep coming. Less than 24 hours after they beat the Washington Capitals, the Blue Jackets lose another player to injury. Head coach Todd Richards confirmed today that forward Jeremy Morin, who did not play in the third period last night, was out indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and did not elaborate on the injury. Richards said last...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Good news / bad news for the Blue Jackets

Columbus, Ohio - And the hits keep coming. Less than 24 hours after they beat the Washington Capitals, the Blue Jackets lose another player to injury. Head coach Todd Richards confirmed today that forward Jeremy Morin, who did not play in the third period last night, was out indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and did not elaborate on the injury. Richards said last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets earn valuable points against divisional foe

Columbus, Ohio - Coming out of the All-Star break, it came down to a question of which team would get their legs moving first. Sloppy, sluggish play by both teams through the first movement of the dance left the outcome in doubt. "I made the comment to the (broadcast) guys," said bench boss Todd Richards, "it looked like both teams had four or five days off. It started that way and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

For the Blue Jackets, the hole got a little deeper

Columbus, Ohio - Forty-eight hours ago, head coach Todd Richards opened his post-game remarks after losing to the Montreal Canadiens by saying the way they lost that game bothered him. The effort and discipline were lacking that night. Fast-forward to Friday night and the Blue Jackets were facing another team they are attempting to chase down, this time their divisional foe, the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Murray practices and Collins more comfortable

Columbus, Ohio - After a desultory pair of losses over the weekend and a day off yesterday, head coach Todd Richards put the team through practice this morning at Nationwide Arena. There was a hard, fast pace to the drills, with Richards barking commands to move faster. When a drill didn't go exactly the way he wanted, the players rewound and repeated the drill. By the end of the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Taking on the top team in the Metro

Columbus, Ohio - The Metropolitan Division's top team, the New York Islanders, are within the friendly confines to take on a hungry team in the Blue Jackets tonight. They are looking to erase the sour taste last night's 5-2 loss in Toronto left in their mouth. They will have to do so without the services of Jack Skille, injured in last night's game. "Jack Skille will out with a lower...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Todd Richards celebrates three years behind the bench

What do you get when celebrating your third anniversary? If one takes the traditional route, leather would be an appropriate gift. If you're going for a more modern feel, crystal or glass will work. For a hockey coach celebrating his third anniversary behind the bench on a game day, putting a "W" in the win column would do rather nicely. Friday night in Toronto marks three years...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-1 win over the Wild

One: They started off with a little zip that faded shortly into the game. Minnesota's forecheck was aggressive and the Blue Jackets didn't have an answer for it. Taking two penalties swung the momentum in the Wild's favor that they didn't get back until the second half of the game. Two: Coach Todd Richards changed up his lines midway through the game, leading to some chances from...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Two out of three isn't bad

Columbus, Ohio - With the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in residence for a pair of shows at Nationwide Arena, the team held an optional skate in the Ice Haus today. The good news is that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, after missing Saturday's game due to stomach issues, was on the ice. He was breaking in a new set of pads, skates and helmet, looking none the worse for wear. "He was feeling...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Wennberg better the second time around

Columbus, Ohio - There's a happy holiday feeling in the air surrounding the Blue Jackets three days before Christmas. Keeping the players focused on tonight's game, with their minds on family and friends that may be in town for the holiday, is paramount for head coach Todd Richards. "Our focus is going to be important tonight," he said. "Being prepared to number one, know what they...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets return to identity and winning ways

The Blue Jackets are 8-0-1 in the month of December. They are climbing up the league standings and currently sit five points out of a playoff spot with more than half the season still in front of them. The team identity of being hard to play against, perhaps having a chip on their shoulder, has been back on display during the current nine-game point streak, and the Jackets have started...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets showing resiliency in winning streak

As everyone was celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States, The Blue Jackets were mired in the midst of their second losing streak of the season. Two weeks later, they are finding ways to win hockey games. Besting the Washington Capitals in the Verizon Center 3-2 in overtime Thursday evening extended their winning streak to five. They are slowly narrowing the gap to a playoff...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets want to keep it simple

In spite of the plethora of injuries they have endured and two losing streaks of nine and six games, respectively, the team has found a way to get back to doing what they do best. Instead of trying to be what they are not, they have embraced playing a simple, predictable game that has proven to be successful. The Blue Jackets, winners of four consecutive games, are more upbeat and...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: The standard of expectations

Columbus, Ohio - On a day for giving thanks, the Blue Jackets were on the ice practicing in advance of Friday's matchup with the visiting Vancouver Canucks. Head coach Todd Richards had them skating hard and with pace, wanting to see crisp passes as they search for a way out of the funk that they currently find themselves in. This team is full of guys that have way too much pride...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tentative play cost the Blue Jackets two points

Columbus, Ohio - Wading into a hockey game rarely gets you the result that you seek. But that's exactly what the Blue Jackets did Tuesday evening as they dropped another game to push their record to 6-13-2. The hesitation was visible among the players as they attempted to create chances. Indecisiveness with the puck and electing to pass instead of shooting it at the net bogged them...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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