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Crashing the net: CBJ training camp notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As they begin the on-ice portion of training camp, the Blue Jackets are without a pair of top-line forwards in Ryan Johansen (contract dispute) and Nathan Horton (non-surgical lingering back problem). But as head coach Todd Richards said on Wednesday, this is a story, but not the story. While this is an issue, the team is looking for guys in the lineup and in camp...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Nathan Horton to miss camp and more

It has been tough enough for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason, having to deal with the increasingly ugly contract negotiations between the team and center Ryan Johansen. They could use a little bit of good news, something to make them hopeful for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, this is going to be the exact opposite […] The post Nathan Horton to miss camp and more appeared...
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Ex-Bruins Winger Nathan Horton Out Indefinitely With Back Injury

The injury hits keep coming for Nathan Horton. The Columbus Blue Jackets winger is out indefinitely with a back injury, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Horton and the Blue Jackets hope he can be ready for the beginning of the season, but there’s a chance Horton misses games early in the regular season. This setback for Horton is the latest disappointment in his young CBJ career...
Via NESN.com
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Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton is still struggling with back injury, might miss start of season

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have to wait a little longer before they see forward Nathan Horton suit up for a full season. Horton will miss training camp and possibly the start of the season with a  lingering back issue.#483524841 / gettyimages.comIn summer 2013, Horton left the Boston Bruins and signed a 7 year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was placed on Injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horton Sidelined As Camp Begins

Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has dogged him most of the summer. It's doubtful he'll take part in training camp and he may miss the early stages of the regular season. No, this is not an "encore" blog entry from last season. Horton played only 36 games last season. He was out until January 1 while recovering from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets continuing to grow together

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the players go through the rigmarole of physicals, photo obligations and media interviews, the underlying focus is one of excited determination. Last year is now behind them as a new season unfolds. With a largely unchanged roster save for the addition of Scott Hartnell, the chemistry that was forged last year should only become more solidified as this season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson continues to lob grenades

If you thought things were ugly between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen, we’re just getting started. Earlier this week, president John Davidson called the requests of Johansen and his agent “extortion”. That was a heavy charge given the history of discussing negotiations in public. Usually, you don’t do it. But Davidson didn’t hold […] The post John Davidson...
Via Two Pad Stack
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BURST: CBJ training camp day one

Check out sights and sounds from the first day of Blue Jackets training camp. *** If multimedia does not immediately appear, please refresh browser ***    
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Perhaps The Columbus Blue Jackets And Ryan Johansen Can Meet In The Middler

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Yes, the sides remain miles apart. The bigger problem is neither side is budging — they are not even talking — and the deal is there to be made, somewhere in-between. The Blue Jackets do not like hearing that because they have all the leverage. Overhardt does not like hearing that, but, then, he does not hear anything, and...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Blue Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign

  Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon - a day before the start of training camp. ''(Our) talks (were) indicating that they weren't going to allow the player be present at the facility,'' Overhardt...
Via AP on Fox
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Ryan Johansen’s Contract Talks With Blue Jackets Growing ‘Contentious’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon — a day before the start of training camp. “(Our) talks (were) indicating that they weren’t going to allow the player be present at the facility,” Overhardt...
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Contentious contract talks between Johansen, Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The assembled media at the Blue Jackets annual Media Day luncheon was hit with both barrels Wednesday afternoon. President of Hockey Operations John Davidson, flanked by General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen and Assistant General Manager Bill Zito, revealed the offers made to restricted free agent Ryan Johansen and his agent, Kevin Overhardt, that were subsequently turned...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Wading Through The Crap: The Ryan Johansen Saga

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation” – Marcus Tullius Cicero A summer filled with public mud slinging is not one, that many fans envisioned coming into this offseason. Obviously many knew a negotiation was coming for Johansen, before the season began though not many thought such a breakout season was coming for the young centerman. The past few months have been...
Via BS Hockey
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Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen are at an impasse. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, says the young star left Columbus on Wednesday on the eve of the start of training camp. John Davidson, the team's director of hockey operations, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen say offers of $6 million for two...
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Blue Jackets Injury Update: Sonny Milano suffers facial fracture, out for rookie tournament

Freak accidents are a part of hockey. When played properly many players can walk away from a game without a bruise, when not played properly injuries of all sorts can happen. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect was checked into the boards earlier this week which left him with an injury that made the team fear for the worst.#451367244 / gettyimages.comSonny Milano was checked into...
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John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen

Things with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen haven’t exactly been roses the last few months. Johansen is the team’s star now, coming off a 33-goal campaign and he’s looking for a big fat raise. Problem is, the people in charge of the Jackets don’t necessarily agree with his asking price. On Monday, it […] The post John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen...
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John Davidson On The Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,  When Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen took agent Kurt Overhardt to task for his handling of the Ryan Johansen negotiations on Monday, it turned out that was just the warm-up act. When it came to president of hockey operations John Davidson to take his turn, he turned both barrels directly on Overhardt. This is getting ugly...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Technically speaking, Columbus won the Red Wings’ prospect tournament

I would be remiss to not note that the Columbus Blue Jackets, playing without Sonny Milano, captured the Red Wings' Prospect Tournament title today, defeating the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime. Your 2014 #nhlprospects champions! #cbj pic.twitter.com/5jv94QjqjV — Red Wings Camps (@RedWingsCamps) September 17, 2014 I'm much fonder of the 3rd-place team, but that...
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Jackets prospects build winning culture at Traverse tournament

Four-hundred miles north of Nationwide Arena, a young group of Blue Jackets is getting noticed at the 2014 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City. In their 13th appearance at the annual tournament, the Jackets' prospects team has come from behind to win all three of its games and will play for first place overall tonight. That is quite a feat for a group of players who had...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Columbus GM Has Strong Words For Ryan Johansen

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, As training camp draws near, the heat is getting turned up under unsigned Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, in his strongest words yet, warned against Johansen not being signed by the start of camp on Thursday, and he questioned the motivation of Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt. “Our...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets running huge risk with Ryan Johansen negotiations

Ryan Johansen still doesn't have a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets and it doesn't look like that stalemate will be broken soon, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Blue Jackets and Johansen, a restricted free agent, are reportedly $2-$3 million apart in negotiations. Johansen is coming off a breakout season in 2013-14 in which he scored 33 goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Blue Jackets' Foligno looks back at trying time, ahead to building upon success

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve months ago, left winger Nick Foligno was preparing for NHL training camps to open. The summer training regimen was complete and he was back in Columbus. He was also preparing, along with his wife Janelle, for the birth of their first child. Ten days after the season started, they welcomed Milana Maria into the world on Oct. 14, 2013. A few days after her...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Snider: Bobrovsky told Flyers he wouldn’t re-sign with them

There’s no question that signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million contract proved to be a major mistake for the Philadelphia Flyers and it’s one they will literally pay for through 2026-27 after buying out his contract. As bad as that is though, the fact that it also cost them Sergei Bobrovsky might hurt more. The Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender won the Vezina Trophy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings Prospects Cannot Hold Lead Against Blue Jackets

Much like Friday night, the Red Wings prospects blew another two goal lead to the Columbus Blue Jackets but this time they did not recover. The Red Wings opened the scoring on Saturday night with a goal by Colin Campbell and then added to their lead with another goal by Anthony Mantha.  This lead quickly evaporated in the second period as Columbus was able to tie it up. After...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milano Out With Facial Fractures

Blue Jackets prospect left wing Sonny Milano, the club's No. 16 overall selection in June, suffered multiple facial fractures when he was checked into the boards during Thursday's 6-4 win over Minnesota at the NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. Milano suffered a fractured orbital bone and a fractured cheek, according to Plymouth Whalers director of U.S. scouting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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