COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS NEWS

CBJ Dangling Rychel for D: Potential Suitors

It recently became known that the Columbus Blue Jackets are set to lose Mike Reilly to free agency, as the Minnesota native has decommitted from the Golden Gophers program and let Jackets management know he intends to test the market. First reported by Bob McKenzie, it was also mentioned that Reilly says Columbus is still a “possibility”, but the odds are not in the Blue Jackets’...
Via BS Hockey
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Jack Roslovic

  Get to Know Jack RoslovicDate of Birth: 1/29/1997 Place of Birth: Columbus, OH, USA Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center/Right Wing Team: United States National U-18 Team Another USHL star, Jack Roslovic comes not from the Minnesota, Michigan, or Massachusetts powerhouse pipelines but from the competitively more unheralded Ohio hockey program. Roslovic is one...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh Captain, My Captain!

View image | gettyimages.com Since 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have endured plenty of ups and downs, including the leadership of the team. In 14 seasons, Columbus had five different captains, prior to Wednesday. Lyle Odelein (2000-2002), Ray Whitney (2002-2003), Luke Richardson (2003-2005), Adam Foote (2006-2008) and most notably Rick Nash (2008-2012). When...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Falcons Season Wrap

The Springfield Falcons affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets came to an end on Sunday, April 19, when the Portland Pirates stormed back to defeat the Worcester Sharks 5-4, passing the Falcons for the final play-off spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Springfield finished the season at 38-28-8-2, good for third in the Northeast Division, but unfortunately one point short...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno named new Blue Jackets captain

What an exciting day in Columbus, Ohio. What? What’s that you say? You’re more concerned about the news north of the border? It is an exciting day in the buckeye state as Nick Foligno has been named the sixth captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. First reported by Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline yesterday, it all became official today at 11 am eastern time, while the...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno named new Blue Jackets captain

What an exciting day in Columbus, Ohio. What? What’s that you say? You’re more concerned about the news north of the border? It is an exciting day in the buckeye state as Nick Foligno has been named the sixth captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. First reported by Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline yesterday, it all became official today at 11 am eastern time, while the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets tap Nick Foligno as first captain in 3 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Nick Foligno served as a captain for the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. Now he'll wear the ''C'' for the Blue Jackets. The 27-year-old Foligno was announced Wednesday as the club's first captain in almost three years. None was selected after the Blue Jackets dealt Rick Nash to the New York Rangers in July 2012. Foligno, acquired not long after that traded in...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets reportedly pick Foligno as captain

The Blue Jackets' three-year stretch without a captain has come to an end. According to numerous media reports, Nick Foligno has been selected as the sixth captain in franchise history and will be announced as such at a news conference Wednesday morning. The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time and can be viewed on FOXSportsOhio.com.   Foligno was a first-time All...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets to lose promising prospect?

It's little secret that the Blue Jackets would like to upgrade their defensive corps this offseason after a year in which they struggled on the blue line. And it just so happens that they hold the rights to one of the top defensemen in college hockey.Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, though, those rights are likely going to turn out to be meaningless. Mike Reilly, a standout defenseman...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Hire Chris MacFarland as Assistant GM

This afternoon the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that Assistant General Manager Chris MacFarland was leaving the Blue Jackets organization in order to take on the same Assistant GM role with the Colorado Avalanche. MacFarland spent 16 years with the Blue Jackets organization and was eventually promoted to the role of Assistant GM in 2008. According to Aaron Portzline at the Columbus...
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets assistant GM leaving for same job with Avalanche

  Assistant general manager Chris MacFarland is leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets organization for the same position with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche confirmed the hiring on Monday. MacFarland originally joined the Blue Jackets in 1999 and served as the club's manager of hockey operations from 2001-07. He was promoted to assistant to the general manager in July 2007 and...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets assistant GM leaving organization for new job

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Assistant general manager Chris MacFarland is leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets organization for another position. The club did not disclose on Monday what job McFarland had taken. MacFarland originally joined the Blue Jackets in 1999 and served as the club's manager of hockey operations from 2001-07. He was promoted to assistant to the general manager in July...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

McLeod blog: Mike Reilly to test free agency

The Gophers' two-time All-American is reportedly dipping his toe into the turbulent waters of the free agent market. The offensive defenseman who has sparked Minnesota's offense for three seasons has officially left school amid reports that he is sniffing out the market, which is expected to be very interested. Reilly is a fourth round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets from...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets will name new captain next week

The Columbus Blue Jackets have decided who will be their next captain and they plan to announce the decision next week on Wednesday, May 20th. The team sent the announcement via email to season ticket holders and it was later confirmed by the media. Puck-rakers: #CBJ will announce a captain next week http://t.co/TQnEpGia3Z — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 15, 2015 The Blue...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets will name new captain next week

The Columbus Blue Jackets have decided who will be their next captain and they plan to announce the decision next week on Wednesday, May 20th. The team sent the announcement via email to season ticket holders and it was later confirmed by the media. Puck-rakers: #CBJ will announce a captain next week http://t.co/TQnEpGia3Z — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 15, 2015 The Blue...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Beleskey the next David Clarkson?

As the postseason continues to chug along, the other teams in the league have turned their eyes elsewhere to a place where hopes and dreams seem just as grand as the Stanley Cup. I am of course talking about the NHL offseason. A player who is improving his stock much more than anyone else with each game played is Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey. While having a strong regular season...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Beleskey the next David Clarkson?

As the postseason continues to chug along, the other teams in the league have turned their eyes elsewhere to a place where hopes and dreams seem just as grand as the Stanley Cup. I am of course talking about the NHL offseason. A player who is improving his stock much more than anyone else with each game played is Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey. While having a strong regular season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason needs

For 29 NHL franchises, the off-season is a time for reflection and change. Even the eventual Stanley Cup champion will undergo some level of change in an effort to stay on top. However, the team that remains standing after the brutality of playoff hockey can look back knowing they did at least one thing better […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets offseason needs appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft could get crazy at No. 8 for Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets aren't getting Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in this summer's draft. That became the unfortunate reality for Columbus when the draft lottery balls came up in favor of Edmonton, keeping the Blue Jackets at No. 8 in the draft order. And assuming they stay at No. 8 (rather than trading up), the Jackets aren't getting top-ranked defenseman Noah Hanifin, either.But beyond...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets finish draft list

The Columbus Blue Jackets held their scouting this past week to put together their final list of players heading into the 2015 NHL draft. The Blue Jackets scouts convened in a makeshift office in an arena suite this past week to put together the official list that they are looking to follow and stick to in this upcoming draft. Columbus is currently set to select eighth overall, as...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets just don’t care.

.@NHL other things: , #CBJ — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) May 5, 2015 “Done with this, dgaf, just give me pizza” – Columbus Blue Jackets social media.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. The Blue Jackets are hoping to reconfigure the cable TV rights in several Ohio counties and increase/adjust the...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. The Blue Jackets are hoping to reconfigure the cable TV rights in several Ohio counties and increase/adjust the team’s overall presence within the state. According to the Columbus...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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