Slow Stars Put GMs, Coaches On The Spot

It’s never too early for NHL general managers and coaches to feel the heat. A topsy-turvy October raised the angst level in several cities.These individuals are sweating more than most: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson: His big money plays for center Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski didn’t pay off, in part because Carter got hurt (cracked foot) and Wisniewski opened the year with...
Via The Hockey Guy
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

NHL Rumor Mill Quiet . . . For Now

Things seem fairly serene on the NHL front these days. Speculation about trades and regime changes have quieted a bit since the Blues made lots of noise.Here are a few items churning on the rumor mill:The Maple Leafs dismissed speculation of their interest in superfluous Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov. But the Ottawa Sun wonders if the Coyotes might have interest. Mike Smith...
Via The Hockey Guy
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Hire Patrick, Get Smarter

Finally fans in Columbus have some good news to really behind. Craig Patrick joined the organization as a special adviser. Like his father Lester Patrick, Craig became one of the sport’s most respected leaders. He enjoyed an amazing run as GM of the Penguins in their glory days. His hiring brings hope to a franchise that is struggling mightily under current GM Scott Howson. ...
Via The Hockey Guy
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

So What Are The Columbus Blue Jackets Up To?

Many experts expect the Columbus Blue Jackets to blow up their roster and start overall. After all, this team sits in dead last in the NHL with a high payroll.What’s to like about this team?But general manager Scott Howson is keeping the rest of the league guessing. His decision to extend Vinny Prospal’s contract caused considerable head scratching, since only four players older...
Via The Hockey Guy
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets hire Davidson, gain credibilty

If and when the National Hockey League resumes playing games, the Columbus Blue Jackets will command more respect.They will have John Davidson running that show. After rebuilding the gutted Blues franchise into a Stanley Cup contender, Davidson is taking on a similar challenge in Central Ohio.Finally that long-struggling franchise will have savvy leadership atop the hockey operation...
Via The Hockey Guy
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss
Morning Bark Newsletter
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

WATCH: Fowler rips 'stupid' fans

Maddon prepared to sit out season

MSU upset with Michigan over spear

Couple in Ray Rice Blackface costume

Report: Army enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Penn State fans blew air horn at Ohio State players' hotel?

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.