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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Comparing Artem Anisimov To Antoine Vermette

On Tuesday afternoon, the Blackhawks acquired veteran center Artem Anisimov from the Columbus as part of the blockbuster trade sending Brandon Saad to the Jackets. On Wednesday, as free agency opened across the NHL, it became clear that Anisimov would figure prominently into the Hawks center depth during the 2015-16 season. Anisimov, who has one […] The post Comparing Artem Anisimov...
Via Committed Indians
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks agree to 5-year extension with newly acquired Anisimov

  The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks. Anisimov and the Blackhawks agreed to a $22.75 million, five-year contract extension on Wednesday, one day after the Stanley Cup champions acquired the center in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. When the Blackhawks were unable to sign rugged forward Brandon...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets

Here’s a blockbuster. Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad and two prospects to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a package that includes Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp, Artem Anisimov and a fourth-round draft choice. Morin, Tropp, Anisimov and Dano and 4th in 2016 for Saad, Paliotta and Alex Broadhurst. CBJ-CHI deal. — Bob...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets acquire Saad in seven-player deal with Blackhawks

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Brandon Saad, defenseman Michael Paliotta and center Alex Broadhurst from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Saad, 22, has registered 52 goals and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Winterhawk teammates Bittner and Bjorkstrand reunited as Blue Jackets

Joining a new team can feel a lot like a first day of school. There are a lot of new faces to meet and things to learn. It can be a bit intimidating. But for one of the newest Blue Jackets, Paul Bittner, drafted 38th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, the learning process is going to be a little easier since he already has one friend on the team. Oliver Bjorkstrand, drafted by the Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Draft edition Part 1

The wait to see what the Columbus Blue Jackets would do with the eighth overall pick in the NHL Draft is finally over. With the eighth pick of the NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets select Zach Werenski. Werenski is a 17-year-old defensemen from the University of Michigan. A Michigan native, Werenski sped through high school to play advanced hockey sooner. He joined the USA National...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets select defensemen in first round of 2015 NHL Draft

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - The Columbus Blue Jackets selected University of Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski with the eighth overall selection and Linkoping Jr. defenseman Gabriel Carlsson with the 29th overall selection in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. The Blue Jackets acquired the 29th pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the 34th and 68th overall selections. The...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick rumor roundup: Rangers out on Reilly; Talbot drawing significant interest

Two quick rumors for you this morning: Larry Brooks has noted the Rangers are out of the running for free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, who went unsigned by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Reilly was a fourth round pick of the Jackets, and has the potential to be a second pairing guy with great PP skills. […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly To Test Free Agency; Blue Jackets’ Ryan Johansen Tweets ‘We Didn’t Want Him Anyway’

The Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t able to sign University of Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly and he’s now able to become an unrestricted free agent. Reilly was selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was among college hockey’s best defensemen this season and tallied 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) in 39 games. We saw a similar situation...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets hunt for a defenseman

The search for a defenseman has picked up for the Columbus Blue Jackets as the season has officially come to a close. The Blue Jackets, who fell just short of the playoffs in an injury filled season, still lack a top-two defenseman to lead from the blue line. There is no doubt that Columbus will again be considered a sleeper pick team and be expected to make the playoffs this year...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Columbus Blue Jackets

Here is where we are with the Community Draft: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew...
Via The Pensblog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

GM: Blue Jackets still in mix to sign defenseman prospect Reilly

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says prospect defenseman Mike Reilly still may sign with Columbus. Kekalainen says Saturday at the NHL scouting combine that Reilly has had discussions with other teams, but he also informed the Blue Jackets they remain in the mix. Reilly was Columbus' fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, but granted permission to speak...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Spring Update

The offseason has been relatively quiet for the Columbus Blue Jackets so far as the team has begun to make the small moves required for a big playoff run. Here is an update on what is happening: Nick Foligno was named the first team captain since Rick Nash. The Blue Jackets have named forward Nick Foligno as the captain of the team. Foligno becomes Columbus’ first captain in...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ Dangling Rychel for D: Potential Suitors

It recently became known that the Columbus Blue Jackets are set to lose Mike Reilly to free agency, as the Minnesota native has decommitted from the Golden Gophers program and let Jackets management know he intends to test the market. First reported by Bob McKenzie, it was also mentioned that Reilly says Columbus is still a “possibility”, but the odds are not in the Blue Jackets’...
Via BS Hockey
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Springfield Falcons Season Wrap

The Springfield Falcons affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets came to an end on Sunday, April 19, when the Portland Pirates stormed back to defeat the Worcester Sharks 5-4, passing the Falcons for the final play-off spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Springfield finished the season at 38-28-8-2, good for third in the Northeast Division, but unfortunately one point short...
Via BS Hockey
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno named new Blue Jackets captain

What an exciting day in Columbus, Ohio. What? What’s that you say? You’re more concerned about the news north of the border? It is an exciting day in the buckeye state as Nick Foligno has been named the sixth captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. First reported by Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline yesterday, it all became official today at 11 am eastern time, while the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets will name new captain next week

The Columbus Blue Jackets have decided who will be their next captain and they plan to announce the decision next week on Wednesday, May 20th. The team sent the announcement via email to season ticket holders and it was later confirmed by the media. Puck-rakers: #CBJ will announce a captain next week http://t.co/TQnEpGia3Z — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 15, 2015 The Blue...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason needs

For 29 NHL franchises, the off-season is a time for reflection and change. Even the eventual Stanley Cup champion will undergo some level of change in an effort to stay on top. However, the team that remains standing after the brutality of playoff hockey can look back knowing they did at least one thing better […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets offseason needs appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ Announces New AHL Affiliation With In-State Lake Erie Monsters

When John H. McConnell founded the Columbus Blue Jackets, his mission was to establish and expand the brand of hockey starting with the state capital of Ohio, and he’d probably be even happier today. On Thursday April 23, current Blue Jackets owner John P. McConnell, President of Hockey Operations John Davidson and General Manager Jarmo Kekäläinen took Mr. McConnell’s dream...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Defensemen

Determining the value of an NHL player has taken on new meaning with the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them. Using production value (PROD) I took a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets forwards here. Using PROD to measure defensemen only provides part of the story given it is […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Defensemen...
Via Along the Boards
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Official: Lake Erie Monsters become Blue Jackets affiliate

In what has been described as a natural fit multiple times, the Lake Erie Monsters officially announced today that they will be the AHL affiliate to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Lake Erie Monsters currently play their games in Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The benefits of this partnership will be plentiful and the beginning of it started today at a press conference...
Via BS Hockey
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Productivity – Forwards

View image | gettyimages.com With the emergence of advanced stats, or “fancy stats” as some refer to them, front office personnel and fans alike have more tools to evaluate a player’s performance than ever before. Possession, usage or quality of competition statistics have added a level of detail beyond just merely goals, assists and plus/minus. Ultimately […] The post Columbus...
Via Along the Boards
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell Scores Hat Trick, Leads Columbus to 5-3 victory

Scott Hartnell #43 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his hat-trick goal with teammates Dalton Prout #47, Fedor Tyutin #51 and Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Tuesday’s matchup saw the Anaheim Ducks take on a Columbus Blue Jackets team that had won six out of their...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion. According to Minnesota radio...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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