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Blue Jackets preseason tickets on sale

Individual game tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets' four home preseason games at Nationwide Arena are now on sale. The home preseason schedule opens with a game against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, September 21 followed by a contest with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, September 23 in a rematch of last year's first round Stanley Cup Playoffs series. The complete home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston College Commit Sonny Milano To Instead Sign With OHL Team

Columbus Blue Jackets draftee Sonny Milano will not be headed to Chestnut Hill after all. Milano, who had committed to play hockey at Boston College, will instead sign with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, the team announced Thursday. “We are very pleased to have a player of this caliber joining our organization,” Whalers general manager Mark Craig said in a...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kalamazoo Wings to serve as Blue Jackets' ECHL team

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings, who will serve as their ECHL affiliate for the 2014-15 season. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL's Western Conference Midwest Division. The club plays its home games at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Blue Jackets also announced that their preseason home opener on Sunday, Sept. 21, against...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets playing dangerous game with Ryan Johansen

For the second consecutive summer, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in a situation where they are faced with retaining a key restricted free agent. A year ago, it was Sergei Bobrovsky, who eventually agreed to a lucrative two-year bridge deal to remain with the team with which he has broken out as one of the league’s top goaltenders. This summer, they are facing the same situation...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets culture of giving back extends to fans in beautification project

Many early Saturday mornings, Columbus residents are still waking up, but last Saturday had almost 200 Blue Jackets season ticket holders and a large group of Blue Jackets staff hard at work in the Franklinton neighborhood as part of a community beautification project in partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful. "This is one of the things as Blue Jackets that we do," said...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Negotiations remain ‘chilly’ between Columbus, Ryan Johansen

Most of the headlines regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets paint a rosy picture, but it sounds like the team has some work to do before retaining important restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline describes the negotiations as “chilly as ever.” Really, though, it’s understandable that both sides are at an impasse. The 22-year-old exploded...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen remain…at odds…regarding CBJ leading scorer’s worth

Via Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports that the Columbus Blue Jackets and their leading scorer, Ryan Johansen, remain a ways apart in terms of contract negotiations: Has there been a thaw in contract negotiations between #CBJ and Ryan Johansen? No. Not at all. Chilly as ever. One month till camp opens. — Aaron...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Prospect Sonny Milano Chooses OHL Over Boston College

Columbus Blue Jackets forward prospect Sonny Milano has chosen to play for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League instead of the Boston College Eagles for the 2014-15 season. “We have a lot of respect for Boston College, their program and their ability to develop players,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets: Milano Decision Was His Alone

The Blue Jackets insist that Sonny Milano's decision to pull out of his commitment to Boston College was made strictly by the family and the player, not at the urging of the club. Milano, the Jackets' first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in June, informed Boston College coach Jerry York in a one-on-one phone call Saturday that he would playing for the Plymoth Whalers of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Milano speaks to the fans

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch has Sonny Milano's statement that he made through his agent. August 16, 2014“Since being drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the NHL Draft in Philadelphia on June 27, I have been asked many times about whether I would continue with my plans to attend Boston College, or play junior hockey instead. In an effort to avoid controversy...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Surprise Teams

Year after Year in the NHL there seems to be teams that continually rise to the top of the standings. These teams are built for longevity and breed jealousy amongst fans around the league. Some of these teams in recent years include Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago and San Jose. Now these teams don’t always come out on top when it’s all said and done, but they...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Milano to sign with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sonny Milano has informed @BCHockeyNews that he will sign a professional contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.— BC Hockey (@BCHockeyNews) August 16, 2014This seems to be a re-occurring theme for some of the USNDT players. Like I told someone the other day, until they come on Campus they're a threat to not make it to campus, especially if they were drafted high...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets 1st-rounder Sonny Milano to sign entry-level deal, then play for OHL’s Plymouth Whalers

Per NHL.com, this isn't "Red Wings-related" so it's not going in that blog, but this is a KK Hockey entry that has a very "local" angle for the OHL team that plays all but in my backyard and not too far from the boss. If you needed another reason to go to a Plymouth Whalers game, the team made a very big trade in acquiring Sudbury's Matthew Campagna...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ 2014 first-round pick Milano to play in OHL?

http://sports-kings.com/aroundtherink/blue-jackets-2014-first-round-pick-milano-to-play-in-ohl/ Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
Via Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ 2014 first-round pick Milano to play in OHL?

It looks like Sonny Milano will be headed to the junior hockey ranks rather than college. The 2014 first-round draft choice of the Columbus Blue Jackets (No. 16 overall) originally indicated that he would commit to Boston College for the upcoming season, which likely (but not definitely) would have meant that he’d be there for the next four years. However, according to Rob Mixer...
Via Around The Rink
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Outlook: Is Oliver Bjorkstrand the best CBJ Prospect?

With three selections in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft it was clear that Columbus had the opportunity to load the pipeline with high end prospects. All three of those prospects have progressed well since the draft, but a true standout of last season was their 3rd round selection, 89th overall, Oliver Bjorkstrand. He had an outstanding season and some highlights included...
Via BS Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Ryan Johansen contract saga

It is mid-august and the Columbus Blue Jackets’ top center is without a contract. Earlier this summer, Ryan Johansen called the Jacket’s lack of a long-term offer a “slap in the face.” Now, about a month prior to preseason games, the two sides are reportedly separated by $3 million. Johansen’s agent is likely demanding $6-$7 million per season while Columbus would like...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL, Blue Jackets excited to spotlight Columbus at 2015 All-Star Game

Columbus is getting ready to show off, play some hockey and have a little fun come January 2015. Thursday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson at the 11th annual Morning Sports Report hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission to discuss the 2015 All-Star Game that will be held at Nationwide Arena. "It's important...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Milano believes BC will help him on path to NHL

Sonny Milano says he's wanted to go to Boston College since he was a young kid. The Blue Jackets draftee talked to the team's website about heading to school in Chestnut Hill at the end of this month. While Milano said he had been enamored with the campus since visiting with his sister when he was younger, there are also other reasons he chose that program. "I have to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 CBJ Season Review: Ryan Murray

Between a breakout season from Ryan Johansen, another dominating year for Bob, and an underrated top tier performance from James Wisniewski, there’s no shortage of great stories to share from last season’s Blue Jackets team. One of my favorite things was the emergence and growth of Ryan Murray. During many games, the #CBJ feed on Twitter would just heap praise at the rookie d...
Via BS Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets make arena place to save teeth, not get them knocked out

Nationwide Arena, the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, is a place where hockey players have lost a few teeth over the years. But last Friday, the arena was focusing on teeth for a different reason as the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation brought TeamSmile to town for the second year in a row. TeamSmile, a non-profit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, set up a complete...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting and the Blue Jackets, a 2013/14 Review

#451998935 / gettyimages.com Earlier today, Nick had asked his followers what they’d like to see tracked this season. One was from Mark [@CBJTherapy]: @nickjbiss Something I've always been curious about. Win/loss record after a fight, and if #CBJ was ahead, tied, or behind at time of fight. — Mark (@CBJTherapy) August 9, 2014 Having seen some research done on this very...
Via BS Hockey
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Outlook: Ryan Collins

Drafted in the 2nd round with the 47th pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan Collins was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 18 year old from Bloomington, Minnesota, is a defenseman, whom the whole front office was especially high on coming into the draft. The projection for this player has been one of the odder evaluations to date. When looking over his numbers; intangibles...
Via BS Hockey
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade skates for bikes to participate in Pelotonia

The start of the Blue Jackets regular season is a little over two months away, and players are actively training for the 2014-15 campaign. But this weekend, two players will be taking a break from their regular routine and riding in Pelotonia -€“ a Columbus based bike ride that benefits cancer research at the Ohio State University. "Cancer is something that affects everyone...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

An Advanced Stats Primer

from the Columbus Blue Jackets website, Advanced statistics in hockey are becoming widely popular and have become more refined over the past few years. Instead of tracking goals (as plus-minus does), possession metrics take note of shot attempts for and against, and in doing so, can show patterns and trends when certain players are on the ice. By tracking what teams do when...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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