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Blue Jackets tab Lake Erie Monsters as new top AHL affiliate

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters to have the Cleveland-based team serve as the NHL club's American Hockey League affiliate. The Blue Jackets ended their five-year relationship with the AHL team in Springfield, Massachusetts. The multiyear affiliation with the Monsters will begin with the 2015-16 season. The Monsters are owned by Dan...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lake Erie Monsters new AHL partner of Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters to have the Cleveland-based team serve as the NHL club's American Hockey League affiliate. The Blue Jackets ended their five-year relationship with the AHL team in Springfield, Massachusetts. The multiyear affiliation with the Monsters will begin with the 2015-16 season. The Monsters...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes reach AHL affiliation agreement with Springfield

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. The Coyotes had been affiliated with the Portland (Maine) Pirates since 2011. The Springfield Falcons currently serve as the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Springfield franchise was founded in 1994 and is tied for the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets captain set to be named

Just the sixth team in NHL history to go without a captain for three consecutive seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets recently announced that they were close to bestowing that honor to a player currently on the roster. Since Rick Nash was dealt away on July 23, 2012, the Blue Jackets have relied on leadership by […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets captain set to be named appeared...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Forwards

View image | gettyimages.com With the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them, front office personnel and fans alike have more tools to evaluate a player’s performance than ever before. Possession, usage or quality of competition statistics have added a level of detail beyond just merely goals, assists and plus/minus. Ultimately […] The post Columbus...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Even without playoffs, Blue Jackets encouraged by season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Even though they were all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs weeks before the season ended, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't tank at the finish. As a matter of fact, they provided a reason for hope in a season that ended too soon. ''We have a lot to look forward to throughout the summer and next year,'' said forward Cam Atkinson. They closed with...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets odds in drafting Connor McDavid

The odds are officially set for the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel show, also known as the 2015 NHL Draft. The battle for the best odds has officially ended with the odds ending up in Buffalo’s favor. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets have nearly killed their odds at the top pick by having the strongest finish to the season for any team in the entire league. Last night, Columbus...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: 14-15′ Season Finale @ New York Islanders

In the last regular season game in Nassau Coliseum, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime. In front of a sellout crowd, the Blue Jackets were able to defeat a playoff bound team that was searching for home ice advantage in the first round. A lot was on the line for the Isles, meanwhile the Jackets only had their pride but damn if it wasn’t enough...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets continue strong finish, edge Islanders in finale

  The Columbus Blue Jackets closed a disappointing season with another win in their record-setting finish, and head to the offseason on a big positive note. Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg scored in the shootout to lead the Blue Jackets to a wild 5-4 win over the Islanders on Saturday night in New York's last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum. Columbus finished 12-0-1,...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atkinson, Wennberg lift Blue Jackets past Islanders in SO

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a wild 5-4 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night in the last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum. Atkinson, Wennberg, Brandon Dubinsky, and Scott Hartnell also scored in regulation for Columbus (42-35-5). Curtis McElhinney had 48 saves through overtime...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Isle See You Later: Coliseum Closing Regular Season Doors

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Saturday, April 11th, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New YorkTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+, NHLN (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Barn. The Coli. Fort Neverlose. Home. Whatever you call Nassau Coliseum, it holds a special place in the hearts...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/10/15) vs Buffalo Sabres

The Columbus Blue Jackets won in their 81st game of the 2014-15 season, the 41st and final match of the year at Nationwide Arena. They beat the last-placed Buffalo Sabres 4-2, a score that doesn’t tell just how dominant the Jackets were. Save for a few shifts here and here, this was all Columbus, and the Jackets now build to a 12 game point streak. The final game is tomorrow at...
Via BS Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Not so fast Columbus: Cracking the Mike Reilly code

Mike Reilly has made his intentions clear… Not that he is heading to the NHL this season, but rather that he does not intend to play for the team that drafted him, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jackets took a chance on the smooth-skating, yet drastically undersized, Reilly in the fourth round of the 2011 […] The post Not so fast Columbus: Cracking the Mike Reilly code appeared...
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/8/15) vs Toronto Maple Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening by the score of 5-0. In a less than stellar showing for the Leafs, the Blue Jackets spanked the Leafs to extend their point streak to ten games. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: All Four Lines It is a beautiful, beautiful time out on the ice when you get all four lines rolling perfectly...
Via BS Hockey
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobrovsky stops all 35 shots he faces, Blue Jackets rout Maple Leafs

  Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Artem Anisimov, Boone Jenner, Ryan Murray and Jeremy Morin also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their fifth in a row at home in a matchup of teams playing out...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobrovsky has 35 saves, Blue Jackets rout Maple Leafs, 5-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Artem Anisimov, Boone Jenner, Ryan Murray and Jeremy Morin also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their fifth in a row at home in a matchup of...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The CBJ Tomorrow: The Backup Goalie

The CBJ Tomorrow is a look at what the Columbus Blue Jackets need to fix before the start of the 2015-16 season. We’ve already covered the problems on the fourth line. In recent games, the CBJ have gone without Boll and Tropp, a pleasant switch that has made a decent impact on forward efficacy. We also took a look at high-profile injury losses, and the kind of roster-wide changes...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 4, Columbus 3 (OT)

The New York Rangers (51-21-7) defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets (39-35-5) by a score of 4-3, in overtime. For a box score, click here. The cruise control Rangers got another test tonight. The Blue Jackets are probably a playoff team if not for all the injuries they’ve incurred over the course of the season and as mentioned on the MSG telecast, Columbus is just another team to...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/6/15) @ New York Rangers

Tonight in Madison Square Garden, the Columbus Blue Jackets fell to the New York Rangers in overtime by the score of 4-3. The game which had a playoff like atmosphere intensity at times and the Jackets saw their team give their best shot to one of the Eastern Conference’s best.  Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Nick Foligno, Artem Anisimov and Brandon...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Shut Down Ryan Murray

Murray has been skating again and may play out the last couple of games in the 2014-15 regular season. In a season that has been rendered essentially useless, I ask myself this question: why the hell risk him to possible further injury? Most people will argue that hockey is a contact sport that exposes players to possible injury all the time which is a fair point but the discussion...
Via BS Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 79: Slow down Columbus

Quick note: GIFs for this game won’t be coming as they happen, as I won’t be getting home until 9pm. They will be up on newyorkrangersgifs.com starting around 9:30 or so. After a thorough demolishing of the Devils, the New York Rangers will play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight as our Blueshirts look Read more → The post Game 79: Slow down Columbus appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marko Dano Scratched By the Blue Jackets: What Does it Mean?

View image | gettyimages.com The Columbus Blue Jackets have been making headlines across the hockey world for the last few weeks as the team is in the midst of a nine-game winning streak, the best in franchise history. Though still destined for an early summer, the late resurgence of the team has once again restored […] The post Marko Dano Scratched By the Blue Jackets: What Does...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 78 – Pens blow another lead in 5-3 loss to Blue Jackets

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Blue Jackets 5  Pens 3 Record: 42-25-11 Goals Crosby (27) from Hornqvist, Cole Sutter (18) from Cole, Spaling Lovejoy (2) from Comeau, Winnik Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Downie (goalie interference) – Stupid (skates towards the...
Via The PensNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Foligno's hat trick leads Blue Jackets to team-record 9th straight win

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nick Foligno scored three times and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Saturday to set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win. It was Foligno's first hat trick in his 541st career NHL game. Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell also scored, Brandon Dubinsky assisted on all three of Foligno's goals, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Gophers Mike Reilly Headed to Free Agency?

View image | gettyimages.com It’s what I call the silly season. The season is over for most NCAA teams and some college hockey players are making decisions regarding their future. Do they stay or go? Here's an interesting story that I stumbled across today. It appears that the Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer is concerned that Gophers defenseman Mike Reilly might not be headed...
Via Goon's World
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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