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Columbus Blue Jackets Have a Major Goaltender Problem

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ strongest position on the ice is undoubtedly the goaltender. With Sergei Bobrovsky starting and some youngsters learning the ropes behind him, the Jackets would seem to be pretty set in net. But they may not be all that set after all. Sergei Bobrovsky put in his best year yet in the […] Columbus Blue Jackets Have a Major Goaltender Problem - Union and...
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12 hours ago

2016-17 Blue Jackets Player Reviews - David Savard

David Savard 2016-17 Stats Games Played: 74 Goals: 6Assists: 17Points: 23Time on ice: 21:50Penalty minutes: 44Corsi For (even strength): 50.6% (career high) David Savard rarely stood out this season, which is possibly the highest compliment you can pay a defenseman. Savard was rarely out of position this year, providing a steadying influence as part of a solid number 2 defensive...
Via The Cannon
15 hours ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Finish 2017 IIHF World Championships with Mixed Results

Sweden defeated Canada wrapping up the 2017 IIHF World Championships. Columbus Blue Jackets seven players at the tournament had mixed results from their time in France and Germany. The 2017 IIHF World Championships concluded with one Columbus Blue Jackets player taking home the Gold. William Karlsson and Team Sweden defeated Team Canada in a shootout. […] Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Union and Blue
1 day ago

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Cody Glass is a fast riser

Columbus has had success with Winterhawks, but will he still be available? The Columbus Blue Jackets have had a good record with prospects from the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, most notably centers like Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Johansen. One of the more intriguing prospects in this draft is another Portland center, Cody Glass. After just 27 points in his first full season in the...
Via The Cannon
2 days ago

What Will Jackets’ Top 3 RFAs Cost?

There will be a lot happening this offseason highlighted by two drafts in the month of June. The 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Las Vegas expansion draft will take place in a span of four days. The expansion draft will come first on June 21 then the entry draft takes up two days on June 23 and 24. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, their priority this offseason will likely be to re-sign their...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Should Blue Jackets Expose Jack Johnson?

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 buying out Scott Hartnell’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

2016-2017 Blue Jackets Player Reviews - Josh Anderson

Anderson was yet another CBJ player that had a breakout season, but will he be on the team next year? 2016-17 Stats Games played: 78Goals: 17Assists: 12Points: 29Time on ice: 12:01 Penalty Minutes: 89Corsi For (even strength): 46.9% Josh Anderson has been in the mix for a few years now, but really cemented himself as a full-time NHLer this past season when he broke out for 17...
Via The Cannon
5 days ago

2016-17 Blue Jackets Over & Under Performers

The Columbus Blue Jackets easily shattered the majority of expectations for their team with a stunning regular season. An early exit in April, though, probably disintegrates the success they enjoyed from October to March. But there is still good reason to be excited in Columbus. The Jackets have, in one season, transformed from a rebuilder into a serious Stanley Cup contender....
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects Shined in 2016-17 Season

With the likes of Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Markus Nutivaara graduating from prospects to Columbus Blue Jackets this past season, the next wave of young talent is upon us. From professional debuts to championship appearances and even a league MVP, Columbus Blue Jackets prospects had a major presence last season. Some of these players will […] Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Union and Blue
9 days ago

The Columbus Blue Jackets could be the team to watch next year

With the NHL Expansion draft arriving soon, many teams struggle to condense the number of veteran players on their protected lists.  Not the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The Blue Jackets have the third youngest team, averaging an age of about 25.7 years old.  Many of the typical playoff teams are actually the teams with a higher age average, with the Chicago Blackhawks having the second...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Scott Hartnell (4-22-17)

Scott Hartnell talks about his reaction to the season the Stanley Cup Playoffs on exit day.
Via YouTube
April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Jack Johnson (4-22-17)

Jack Johnson talks to the media following the Blue Jackets final game of the season.
Via YouTube
April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Post game: Brandon Dubinsky (4/20/17)

Brandon Dubinsky talks to the media following the Blue Jackets final loss to the Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Via YouTube
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets fan wears gruesome Zach Werenski injury photo on shirt for Game 4 (PHOTO)

Zach Werenski took a puck to the face in Game 3 of the Blue Jackets’ playoff series with the Penguins, and he’s now ruled out for the rest of the playoffs after suffering a facial fracture. One particular Jackets fan chose to commend him for his toughness in Game 4, but did so in a weird way. The fan rocked a shirt with a photo of Werenski’s brutal facial injury on it, probably...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/18: Avoiding the Capital gains tax in OT

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading between approximately 18 NHL postseason overtime games. At least we know the Capitals are avoid a gains tax.(Sorry, not sorry for that one.)Happy birthday today to Miguel Cabrera, Scott Hartnell and Nate Archibald. On this...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole

The first round series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins was supposed to be competitive. Given their recent records against each other and the fact they ended the season with separated by three points and the same number of wins, these two teams were supposed to be going the distance. At least six games, maybe seven was the common belief, but the Blue...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Zach Werenski out for rest of playoffs after taking puck to face

Playoff hockey. It’s one of the most brutal sports out there, which we saw with clarity Sunday night when Zach Werenski took a puck to the face, bled all over the ice and then came back into the game for his Columbus Blue Jackets, who ended up losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins to fall to 0-3 on the series.After the game, Werenski shared this picture, which shows just how badly...
Via Sportsnaut
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Calvert’s one-game suspension for breaking stick over Tom Kuhnhackl makes no sense

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has some explaining to do.On Saturday, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert was given just a one-game suspension for viciously breaking his stick over the back/neck of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl late in Friday night’s 4-1 loss. Calvert was given a two-minute penalty for the incident, largely inconsequential considering...
Via The Comeback
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Columbus Dispatch planned to troll Penguins with “Sid The Kid” masks, canceled after backlash

The Columbus Dispatch took a shot at an opposing player ahead of the Blue Jackets’ NHL playoff home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday, but that shot backfired.The Dispatch tweeted Friday about a promotion where they’ll distribute crying “Sid The Kid” masks mocking Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby with Sunday’s paper, and they got plenty of negative responses...
Via Awful Announcing
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Calvert breaks his stick over Tom Kuhnhackl in vicious attack

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a big 2-0 hole after dropping Game 2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-1 score. While other road teams around the NHL are securing wins in opposing arenas, the Blue Jackets played another disappointing game in which they barely threatened and looked overwhelmed by a superior opponent. As time expired in Game 2, frustrations boiled over for the Blue...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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