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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wings Prospects Cannot Hold Lead Against Blue Jackets

Much like Friday night, the Red Wings prospects blew another two goal lead to the Columbus Blue Jackets but this time they did not recover. The Red Wings opened the scoring on Saturday night with a goal by Colin Campbell and then added to their lead with another goal by Anthony Mantha.  This lead quickly evaporated in the second period as Columbus was able to tie it up. After...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Milano Out With Facial Fractures

Blue Jackets prospect left wing Sonny Milano, the club's No. 16 overall selection in June, suffered multiple facial fractures when he was checked into the boards during Thursday's 6-4 win over Minnesota at the NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. Milano suffered a fractured orbital bone and a fractured cheek, according to Plymouth Whalers director of U.S. scouting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen, Jackets continue stare down

With the NHL prospects tournament serving as the backdrop, Blue Jackets management and the agent for Ryan Johansen are spending the last weekend of the offseason in Traverse City, Mich., trying to hammer out a new contract for the club’s star center. The Blue Jackets are negotiating with the NHL’s collective-bargaining agreement in their right hands. Johansen has no arbitration...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We’re now half-way through the Metropolitan Division, having previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. Last season, the Columbus Blue Jackets tasted the postseason. … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview...
Via Committed Indians
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets bring hockey-themed playground to Westgate Park

Hockey is literally larger than life in Columbus. Thanks to a grant from the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the second hockey-themed playground was built last Friday at Westgate Park in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) and Playworld Midstates. "We had so much fun last year," said Greg Kirstein, Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets announce signing of top pick Milano

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Sonny Milano, the club's first pick in the 2014 NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 18-year-old left wing was the 16th overall pick in June's draft. A member of the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers, he is among 25 players representing the Blue Jackets at the annual NHL prospects...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twitter account for the Blue Jackets apparently had a seizure or something

We’re big fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Twitter account. The content posted there is usually fun, informative and typically pretty clever. Then this post happened: we're so fancy we already know our fenwick's climbing but we've got a ways to go follow us plz — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 10, 2014 You can’t win ‘em all. You’re better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Will Talk With Ryan Johansen’s Agent This Weekend

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, It has been six weeks since the Blue Jackets and center Ryan Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, have had contract negotiations, but that is expected to change this weekend. Blue Jackets management, along with most of the organization’s top prospects, are traveling on Thursday to the annual prospects tournament in Traverse...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets are enjoying a season ticket sales boom

Things are moving in the right direction in Columbus. Following up a 2013-14 season which saw the team become a formidable opponent in the East, the Blue Jackets are enjoying a nice season ticket boom heading into 2014-15. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets have sold over 10,000 season tickets for the first time since 2009-10. This is a pretty remarkable accomplishment...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen And The Columbus Blue Jackets Need Each Other

#485782269 / gettyimages.com Ryan Johansen was the best player on the Columbus Blue Jackets last season. His team leading 33 goals and 63 points provided a much needed offensive spark to a team without an elite goalscorer. In addition to their elite goaltending, provided by Sergei Bobrovsky, Johansen was a reason why Columbus made the playoffs as a wild card. At 22, he is a potentially...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Using dCorsi to Predict Next Year’s Lineup

First off I would like to share a recent post on Pension Plan Puppets from Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) explaining dCorsi: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2014/7/21/5663440/dcorsi-introduction-what-is-dcorsi-how-do-you-use-dcorsi I really enjoyed reading about this further as I often see him discuss and compare players using this on Twitter and only had a passing knowledge based...
Via BS Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road Ahead for Scott Hartnell

The Canadian hockey writers are exiting their cottages, the forecast calls for a seasonal drop in temperatures this weekend, and NHL team Twitter accounts are comparing board installations. That’s right, the offseason is ending, our long (inter)national nightmare is ending! As we reach this point, it’s worth taking another look back at Columbus’ summer moves to consider what...
Via BS Hockey
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Don’t Expect Much More from Nathan Horton

The much ballyhooed signing of Nathan Horton is a proud moment among new fans and old. A player who has a Stanley Cup on his resume decided to come to the capital city to play hockey for the Blue Jackets. I myself was excited at the time of the signing, I believed wholeheartedly that Horton brought a sense of legitimacy to the team that hadn’t been seen since James Wisniewski joined...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus Preparing To Start Year Without Ryan Johansen

Are the Columbus Blue Jackets ready for a future without Ryan Johansen? #487492787 / gettyimages.comThe Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports the 22-year-old center and the Blue Jackets are still at odds over contract negotiations, and have moved no closer to a deal as training camp looms. Both sides have their heels firmly dug in on his next contract, with Columbus wanting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets reportedly preparing for life without Ryan Johansen

The Columbus Blue Jackets are reportedly ready to start training camp without Ryan Johansen. According to an article seen in the Columbus Dispatch, the club has already started planning on life without Johansen in the lineup. Conversations have been held regarding how the team will move forward should Johansen remain unsigned. Here’s the portion of the article in question: At...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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