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Checking in on the Columbus Blue Jackets

Last year: 43-32-7, fourth in the Metro Division. Eliminated by the Penguins in the first round. Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Brian Gibbons Key subtractions: R.J. Umberger, Jack Skille, Derek MacKenzie, Blake Comeau, Nikita Nikitin Franchise direction: The Jackets are happy as clams with the way things are going after they made a surprise postseason appearance and gave Pittsburgh...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus, Ryan Johansen making progress on deal

Ryan Johansen, a restricted free agent, has been coming closer to sealing the deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.#487481975 / gettyimages.comKurt Overhardt, Johansen’s agent, had originally offered the Blue Jackets a four-year deal with Johansen. The Blue Jackets responded by saying they will only do a two- or three-year contract, according to Aaron Portzline with Blue Jackets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make significant progress toward deal

Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets made some “significant progress” toward a contract agreement recently, the Columbus Dispatch reports.  This is a real good thing for fans of the organization.  I can't understand this from the perspective of the organization.  Johansen, hass taken some significant time to develop into a full-time NHLer. So, the team wants him...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Energetic Tropp helps make Jackets fourth line a fearsome foe

Successful teams that make runs in the playoffs and contend for the Stanley Cup every year have many common denominators. One of those commonalities is the ability to roll four lines throughout the season and into a playoff run. These bottom-six forwards might not get much of the attention, but they are an integral part of the makeup of the team. They know what their job is when...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Progress In Johansen Contract Talks

The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract, or a "bridge" deal -- the type Johansen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Davidson believes Blue Jackets can ‘do some damage’ next season

Beyond trading R.J. Umberger for Scott Hartnell, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That said, this is a team that won its first two postseason games in franchise history and made the Pittsburgh Penguins sweat before eventually advancing in six contests. That’s a promising building block for the future, yet Blue Jackets president of hockey operations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft

I’m not sure why it took Columbus so long to post this video, but it’s another pretty cool insight into the NHL Draft. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen was desperately working the phones but couldn’t manage a deal. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes down. [BlueJackets.com] The post Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets fan unmasked: Who is 'Mask Juice'?

If you've been to a Blue Jackets game, you may have seen a man in a wrestling mask that goes by the name of "Mask Juice." Don't worry about him trying to wrestle you, though, unless you aren't passionate about Columbus and the Blue Jackets. "For me, 'Mask Juice' is really about promoting Columbus sports and charities and getting people to come out...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Re-sign Tim Erixon to a One-Year Contract

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defensemen Tim Erixon to a one-year contract on Tuesday July 15. Erixon, 23 years old, played most of last season for the Springfield Falcons, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Blue Jackets.In 40 games last year, he tallied five goals and 33 assists. Due to recent moves, Erixon has a good opportunity to crack the Blue Jackets line...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 Season Review: Fedor Tyutin

A scant few years ago, Fedor Tyutin was one of the best d-men in the NHL. This isn’t a view that gets much press thanks to the (past) poor state of the Blue Jackets. Rob Vollman helped promote the idea following the 2011-12 season, noting that Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin formed one of the top defensive pairings in the league. There’s more to Tyutin’s success story than just one...
Via BS Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Value of Ryan Johansen – Season Review

Ryan Johansen. The best player to dawn the union blue since Rick Nash. He needs a new contract. He feels disrespected. The war of words is already happening in the local papers. Who is going to budge first? What is he thinking? He is only 21 years of age and has already spent what seems to be a lifetime in the NHL. He may be considered a veteran by some but one important distinction...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Erixon Gets One-Way Contract

The Blue Jackets have signed restricted free agent Tim Erixon to a one-year, $600,000 contract. But the term and money aren't the big story here. Erixon's deal is a one-way, NHL contract, meaning he'll make $600,000 whether he plays with the Blue Jackets or is sent down to play for AHL Springfield. Put another way: this is likely the first year Erixon will stick in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots

Before I get into rush shots of individual players I am going to look at some teams. I am starting with the Columbus Blue Jackets which was suggested for me to look at by Jeff Townsend who was interested to see impact the decline of Steve Mason and then the transition to Bobrovsky had. Before we get [...] The post Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets' Rychel focused on next step in career

Kerby Rychel is ready to take the next step in his hockey career. After participating in the Blue Jackets prospect development camp last week, he is staying in Columbus one more week to train with the team and work toward training camp in September. Rychel's last game was May 25 when he and the Guelph Storm lost to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the championship game of the 2014 Memorial...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Brandon Dubinsky

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension.  The deal will continue Dubinsky’s tenure with Columbus through the 2020-21 season.  His contract will pay $35.1 million and average to $5.85 million per season.  Dubinsky is in the final year of his previous contract and will earn $4.2 million this season. Dubinsky was traded from the New...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets notebook: Prospects learn, impress at camp

Another development camp has come and gone. Their bags were packed and they have left Columbus. Another set of prospects took the first steps in learning that there's more to being a professional hockey player than just playing the game. As we enter the dog days of summer, where the sweltering sun beats down upon us and you yearn for any form of hockey, September seems so far...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Wisniewski and the Big Mistake – Season Review

The writers here have been producing player reviews for the team since the offseason began in Columbus. I decided I would take James Wisniewski because I still have a bit of a gripe over all the people saying that Jack Johnson is the better player. I suppose that number is beginning to dwindle, but they’re still out there. Also, Wisniewski was the best defenseman on the team last...
Via BS Hockey
14 days ago  |  Discuss

With Dubinsky locked up, Jackets next task is re-signing Johansen

When the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year, $35.1 million contract extension, they were tying themselves to the man that might become the team’s captain. He’s not their best player though nor does he claim to be. He feels that distinction will — perhaps already does — belong to Ryan Johansen, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The two share an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubinsky Extension Almost Crashes Twitter

  It’s been a very busy news day for the people of Ohio, but the Columbus Blue Jackets made the biggest news by giving Brandon Dubinsky a six-year extension worth $35.1 Million. The general feeling among CBJ fans is elation over this contract. Outside of the CBJ circle the money might be higher than expected. To those who are in disagreement with the terms, you should “watch...
Via BS Hockey
16 days ago  |  Discuss

On-ice performance, off-ice leadership earn Dubinsky six-year contract extension

On July 23, 2012, Brandon Dubinsky was traded to the last place Columbus Blue Jackets as part of a package from the New York Rangers in exchange for then Jackets captain Rick Nash. Just under two years later, the Blue Jackets are coming off their second playoff run including their first ever playoff wins and Dubinsky has been signed to a six-year contract extension that will begin...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Offseason update

The Columbus Blue Jackets needed a tactful summer to improve upon 2014’s breakout season and their moves have looked great. Management chose not to produce a blockbuster trade nor chase a big name free agent, yet the Jackets still look like to have improved standing going into the 2014-2015 campaign. Here’s Columbus’ offseason broken down: Scott Hartnell (Photo credit: Len...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Dubinsky, Blue Jackets Come To Terms On Six-Year Extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension worth a reported $35.1 million through the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old Dubinsky, acquired two years ago in the blockbuster deal with the New York Rangers for Rick Nash, has scored 18 goals with 52 assists with a plus-7 plus/minus rating in 105 games the past two...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that they have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Financial terms were not disclosed but Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported the total value to be $35.1 million, for an average annual value of $5.85 million. “Brandon brings tenacity and determination to our team...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets identity of giving back reinforced at development camp

Wednesday, 8-year-old Myah Shpiruk of Stuart, Florida had her 37th surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Thursday, she was in the front row of the Ohio Health Ice Haus to watch a 3-on-3 scrimmage full of Blue Jacket hockey players she now considers friends. "We're staying at the Ronald McDonald House and (on Monday) we were greeted by the Blue Jacket...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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