Columbus Blue Jackets

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Do we really know what the Blue Jackets‘ opening-night roster will look like? While many rosters spots are already taken, several prospects have set their sights on making the team this fall. In this edition of Blue Jackets’ Pressure Points, we focus on the dark horses who could surprise everyone and make the team. A
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Jersey number 9 is arguably the most legendary in NHL history. With the likes of Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Mike Modano and many others all having donned ‘9’ on their backs, it’s hard to find a numeral associated with more of the game’s all-time greats. While no player anywhere near the status of those legends has
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Nico Hischier made history for his country at the 2017 NHL Draft. Chosen first overall by the New Jersey Devils, he became the highest drafted Swiss player ever. In a year in which three in five players selected were from North America, another European player had an even greater breakthrough. Selected 45th by the Columbus Blue Jackets,
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Add yet another free agent to the list as July 1 creeps closer and closer. On Thursday the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that they bought out the remaining contract for left winger Scott Hartnell. #CBJ buy out contract of left wing Scott Hartnell:https://t.co/KB3auO974d — ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) June 29, 2017 Hartnell’s Cannon Silenced The Blue Jackets
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Two days after Wednesday’s NHL Awards Ceremony and Las Vegas Expansion Draft, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will commence. The now 31 NHL teams will gather inside the United Center in Chicago in efforts to rebuild, or build upon, their rosters by selecting teenagers they feel will help their team in the future. Some players
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In his latest “30 Thoughts“, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said that it sure sounds like Columbus and Vegas are working on something. Friedman goes on and says that there is at least a possibility the two clubs are discussing David Clarkson. Friedman said he can’t pin that down 100%, but he believes something is up. David
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After the most successful season in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves shrouded in a bizarre haze surrounding the future of their goaltending heading into the offseason. On the one hand, Sergei Bobrovsky is almost certainly going to win his 2nd Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender next month. They have a
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Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen knows that the upcoming expansion draft will mean that his team, like many others, will lose a good player. The question that is consuming the non-remaining-playoff squads is simple: which player? Recently, I attempted to tackle the precarious task of fixing the Blue Jackets’ expansion draft woes. It meant
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An early exit from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs has the entire Blue Jackets organization rethinking where the bar needs to be set. The most successful regular season in franchise history followed with only five games of postseason hockey. For the Blue Jackets, especially head coach John Tortorella, that’s not good enough. In fact, it