BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cost-Effectiveness Between the Columbus Pipes

Goalie Market Prices According to CapFriendly, Dallas had the highest-salaried goaltender among the #1 seeds in the playoffs this year in Kari Lehtonen at $6 million. When you look at the conference champion teams still playing hockey, the Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury is raking in $5.75 million while the Sharks have Martin Jones a measly $3 million. Also according to CapFriendly...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Columbus Re-Signs Lukas Sedlak

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed 23-year-old enter Lukas Sedlak to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday. The team did not disclose the terms of the contract. However, Cap Friendly reports that the deal is worth $600,000 in the NHL and $60,000 in the AHL, with an $85,000 minimum. The 2011 5th round draft pick scored 14 goals and 19 points through 54 games...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Is John Tortorella the answer for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Outspoken, intense, honest, crazy; all are words that can used to describe Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella. The hockey culture in Columbus was shaken up as soon as he came to town less than a year ago. There was no doubt that something had to change for the Jackets, but was bringing in Tortorella the right move? Or should a different change have taken place? A city...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league success bodes well for Columbus Blue Jackets

The 2016 NHL playoffs are well under way. Of course, the Columbus Blue Jackets are not taking part. Instead, they’re sitting at home pndering what to do with their newly-acquired number 3 overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft. However, that doesn’t mean that the minor league affiliate of the team has to be sitting at home watching the playoffs as well. The Lake Erie Monsters, the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Columbus Blue Jackets find a superstar in 2016 draft?

The Columbus Blue Jackets wouldn’t have believed that they would be selecting third in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft if you told them before the season. A pathetic start translated into a disappointing season. Now that it has ended, they know that there is a lot separating them from the Stanley Cup. There are significant needs to address and questions to answer. Fortunately, the third...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets GM Kekalainen Back From IIHF

Bob Mcelligott sat down with Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen upon his return from the IIHF World Championships this week taking in the performance of his players including captain Nick Foligno for the United States, and forward Boone Jenner and defenceman Ryan Murray who are representing Canada. The Jackets strong presence in the World Championships is because...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A win for the Blue Jackets…

Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images…Jesse Puljujarvi In a season full of disappointment, the Columbus Blue Jackets scored a victory in the draft lottery selection.  The Blue Jackets were sitting in the 4th position going into the pulling of the ping pong balls. Is it not amazing how much the order a few ping pong balls can influence several different NHL organizations?  If the so...
Via The Hockey Guys
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Blue Jackets to trade Sergei Bobrovsky?

What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Bob? The Blue Jackets long had a goalie carousel of underachievers that ended with Steve Mason imploding. Acquiring Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers for three draft picks instantly brought the team much-needed stability between the pipes. Bobrovsky joined the league’s elite netminders when he burst onto the scene in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Elvis Merzlikins made a crazy save against Russia

Elvis Merzlikins is making a name in his own right for team Latvia. Although his team is nowhere near the top of the list in points in the tournament, he individually is showing why the Columbus Blue Jackets drafted him in 2014. Elvis Merzlikins’ incredible save vs Russia some minutes ago…. #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/25mUxWe9tN — Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) May 9,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets Atkinson Gets Pranked

Sometimes it pays to answer the phone and it paid off for a few lucky Columbus Blue Jackets season ticket holders this week! Forward Cam Atkinson had some fun as he hit the phone to thank them for all the continued support with the team. However, the Jackets end up having a little fun with him in the end! The post Jackets Atkinson Gets Pranked appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first round draft pick in Columbus Blue Jackets history

Can you name every player the Columbus Blue Jackets have chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft? Clue: Year-Draft Position Note: No first round pick in 2011
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Tortorella Ends Season

Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella never disappoints when it comes to meeting with the media. Watch as he ends the 2016 season on meets Blue Jackets exit interview day. The post Blue Jackets Tortorella Ends Season appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Jared Boll suspended for 4 games

NEW YORK (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was suspended for four games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for interference against Philadelphia forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Boll was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for the blind-side hit in the second period of Columbus' 3-2 shootout victory Tuesday night. He's considered a repeat...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Boll ejected for blindside hit on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Jared Boll was ejected from Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia for laying out Flyers right winger Pierre-Edouard Bellemare with a blindside hit.It happened at the 3:26 mark of the second period as Bellemare was chasing the puck out of the Flyers zone with his head down. Boll had Bellemare lined up and laid him out, leading to a scrum as...
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello helps New York Rangers fan land prom date

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello notched an assist during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, but you won’t find it on the stats sheet. This helper instead came when Zuccarello noticed a sign during pregame warmups being held by 18-year-old Rangers fan Vinny Mutone, who had a very specific favor to ask the NHLer: He needed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Rene Bourque among 8 NHLers placed on waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the moves tells The Associated Press that Columbus forward Rene Bourque and Vancouver's Adam Cracknell are among eight players placed on waivers. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the teams haven't announced the moves made Sunday. Bourque is an 11-year veteran who has three goals and six points in 42 games with Columbus this...
Via Associated Press
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Foligno has second career hat trick in win over Devils

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There was no stopping the Columbus Blue Jackets' third line of Nick Foligno, Matt Calvert and William Karlsson.Foligno had his second career hat trick and added an assist to lead the Blue Jackets to a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night."It's nice to contribute and help the guys in that department," said Foligno, who set a career high with...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets pay tribute to Seinfeld with game day poster

The Columbus Blue Jackets have released some incredible game day posters this season, but this one released ahead of their matchup against the New Jersey Devils takes the cake. This tribute to Seinfeld is brilliant and would even make David Puddy proud. Who can forget Puddy’s insane love for the Devils? High five! Great scene and an amazing poster by the Blue Jackets.   The...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Here comes the deadline…Columbus Blue Jackets style

What do the Columbus Blue Jackets have in store in the near future? (USA Today Sports) With the playoffs lost for another season, it is time to retool or reconfigure the roster of the Blue Jackets.  The 0-8 start basically ended the season before it even started for Central Ohio hockey fans.  Many fans and hockey experts expected the CBJ to be a playoff team but again the train...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Tortorella using conflict to push honesty with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets  head coach John Tortorella is no stranger to conflict, and it seems he’s still adopting that approach despite being much calmer in Columbus. In an excellent piece by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Tortorella opens up about the changes he’s made. Torts discusses becoming more of a teacher, while not doing so much yelling in practice – something...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood trolls Ryan Johansen for kissing stick

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen was caught on television kissing his hockey stick Saturday night, and one of his teammate’s wives decided to troll him mercilessly over it. That player’s wife happened to be country music star Carrie Underwood. Underwood, who is married to Predators forward Mike Fisher, tweeted several versions of the same video with different songs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Ryan Johansen-Seth Jones trade thus far

The NHL's first major trade this season came earlier this month when the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators swapped star players. Columbus gave up a star forward in Ryan Johansen, and the Nashville Predators gave up a star defenseman in Seth Jones. It’s been a month since the trade happened, and it’s time to see how each player has impacted his respective team...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight

Star Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight for the team's game against the Arizona Coyotes. #CBJ Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 17, 2015 Johansen, who has six goals and 16 assists on the season, appears to be in head coach John Tortorella's doghouse. Tortorella benched his...
Via Yardbarker
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson decides not to sue parents over bankruptcy

It’s not every day someone makes news by deciding NOT to sue his own parents, but Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is a special circumstance. According to TSN, Johnson will not to sue his parents after alleging they forced him into bankruptcy by taking out high-interest loans in his name without his knowledge. From TSN: Johnson shocked the hockey world nearly a year...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jack Johnson won't sue parents over bankruptcy

It can't be easy having a public squabble over money, let alone one with your parents. That has been the case over the last year for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, who had to file for bankruptcy due to a heaping amount of debt — a debt that Johnson alleges was caused by his parents. But the Blue Jacket decided not to sue is parents over the matter, Rick Westhead...
Via Yardbarker
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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