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Columbus Blue Jackets Awards Night Filled with Mixed Emotions

The Columbus Blue Jackets were well represented at the NHL Awards show. The evening leaves a weird feeling today as last night was joyful for some and painful for others. Representing the Columbus Blue Jackets were two players, Zach Werenski and Sergei Bobrovsky, as well as head coach John Tortorella. The trio were up for four […] Columbus Blue Jackets Awards Night Filled with...
Via Union and Blue
1 hour ago

2017 NHL Expansion Draft: Vegas selects William Karlsson

Wild Bill is heading west The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Columbus Blue Jackets center Lars William Karlsson in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. “Wild Bill” came to Columbus from Anaheim at the 2015 trade deadline along with Rene Bourque in return for James Wisniewski. In 165 games in the Union Blue, Karlsson had 16 goals and 31 assists. While never an offensive catalyst...
Via The Cannon
9 hours ago

Sergei Bobrovsky Wins Vezina Trophy

The Blue Jackets netminder picked up his second career Vezina. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets has won his second Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. He beat out Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. Bobrovsky notched 138 votes to win, beating Holtby (87) and Price (19). Bobrovsky had a season to remember in 2016...
Via The Cannon
9 hours ago

Zach Werenski Finishes Third in Calder Memorial Trophy Race

He may not have won the Calder, but he's the best rookie in our hearts. Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets finished third as a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's most outstanding rookie. He was up against Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Werenski stepped in as a rookie defenseman, supposedly...
Via The Cannon
10 hours ago

WATCH: Foligno Mark Messier Acceptance Speech

Nick Foligno speaks after accepting his second award of the evening, the Mark Messier Leadership Award.
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets 2017 Awards Previews and Predictions

With captain Nick Foligno collecting two leadership awards last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a chance at winning a combined six NHL awards for this season. Columbus Blue Jackets star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, rookie defenseman Zach Werenski, and head coach John Tortorella are all finalists for awards Wednesday evening. Bobrovsky is up for two of […] Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Union and Blue
17 hours ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Brings Home Leadership Awards

The captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets was the star of the NHL Leadership Awards ceremony last night. In Vegas, Nick Foligno won two of the top awards the NHL gives out. The two-night NHL award ceremony kicked off last night. Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno stole the show and took home the top […] Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Brings Home Leadership Awards...
Via Union and Blue
19 hours ago

WATCH: NHL Awards Media Availability Sergei Bobrovsky

Sergei Bobrovsky discusses his Vezina and Hart nominations ahead of the 2017 NHL Awards
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Post-Playoff Departures

The 2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets reached new heights for the franchise in a historic season. New regular season heights, that is. Columbus won 50 games, tallied 108 points and went on a remarkable 16-game winning streak. But when the postseason arrived, things went about the same as the team’s first two playoff appearances, ending in the first round. We’ll have to wait until...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2017 Columbus Blue Jackets’ Draft Guides

It is officially NHL Draft week. But this is no ordinary draft week. No, this week has an extra wrinkle to it thanks to the Vegas Golden Knights. They enter the league as the 31st team. As such, they get the opportunity to draft one player off the other 30 teams. When that’s done, the Entry Draft takes center stage. All 31 teams meet at the United Center in Chicago for two days...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets: Expansion Draft Edition

In preparation for the Expansion Draft this coming Wednesday, the NHL has entered complete chaos.  Massive trade deals have been made to cut down certain team’s salary caps, players have been asked to waive their “No Movement” clauses.  At this point, no one is safe.  Each of the preexisting NHL teams must submit their protected lists by Saturday the 17th at 5:00 ET.  So...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign G Korpisalo to 2-year contract extension

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Columbus Blue Jackets possible picks in the NHL Entry Draft

With the NHL Scouting Combine ending on Saturday, teams across the country had the chance to speak to the top prospects across the world.  Throughout the week, prospects went through fitness testing in front of representatives from each of the 31 NHL teams, as well as interviewed by teams who showed interest in them.  With less than three weeks until the entry draft, fans are wondering...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Day wears Cavaliers-colored shoes at Memorial

Jason Day’s shoes were all the rage at Memorial on Thursday in Dublin, Ohio.The Australian born golfer was wearing Cleveland Cavaliers-colored shoes at the tournament in advance of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Day may have been born in Australia, but his wife, Ellie, is from Columbus and a fan of the local teams, such as the Blue Jackets and Cavs. Day has become a fan of the teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 03, 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

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
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