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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nathan Horton showing signs of improvement, future still a mystery

It’s been a long time since we’ve had some positive news about Nathan Horton. Back in October, we discussed how Horton’s degenerative back condition was far worse than previously thought and that the forward’s career was in jeopardy. Since the time of that report, information on Horton has been scarce if not nonexistent. Most hockey fans assumed the worst. We finally have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

CBJ HERO Graphs Part Two – Defense

CBJ Hero Graphs defenseman Yesterday we looked at the Columbus Blue Jackets forwards using stats guru Domenic Galamini (@MimicoHero)’s HERO Graphs. He has now added defensemen to the listings, which means it’s time for us to analyze the Blue Jackets back end. The HERO Graph is a bar graph output of a player’s optimal line/pairing use based on Usage Adjusted Corsi For/Against...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Blue Jackets sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets rookie Alex Wennberg gaining confidence as season progresses

Before the puck drops Saturday night between the Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning, there remain 35 games for Columbus. This has not been the season that was expected or hoped for by franchise and fans alike. They enter tonight's tilt with 300 man games lost due to injury this season. 300 games lost in 47 actual games played averages out to having 6.38 players out of the lineup...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CBJ HERO Graphs Part One – Forwards

Awesome stats prodigy Domenic Galamini (@MimicoHero) has recently popularised the use of Usage Adjusted Possession, or UACorsi (explained here). Usage Adjusted Possession does exactly what it sounds like: adjusts a player’s possession totals based on a few weighted factors: linemates, zone starts, and quality of competition. This paints a more accurate picture of how well a player...
Via BS Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to the Panthers

One: As has been said in this space before, when they don't play a complete 60 minute game, they cannot give themselves a chance to win the game. After a good first period, they played the game at the pace dictated by the Panthers. Two: The faceoff circle has been a rollercoaster ride for the team all season, unlike last year when they seemed to dominate in the circles. Against Florida...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets left wing Morin out indefinitely, placed on injured list

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Jeremy Morin on injured reserve with an upper-body injury that will sideline him indefinitely. Morin becomes the seventh Blue Jacket out with an injury, with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, forwards Nathan Horton, Artem Anisimov, Brian Gibbons and Boone Jenner also on injured reserve along with defenseman Ryan Murray. Morin has a goal and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL All-Star Game: League creates fantastic weekend in Columbus

The 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend was a resounding success. Columbus, OH is still an immature, developing hockey market, but you would never have guessed it from the scene downtown over the weekend. The league worked tremendously hard to market the festivities to hockey fans old and young. Columbus hockey fans showed great representation, coming out in fantastic numbers. From the time...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The curious case of Cam Atkinson

The Blue Jackets' young forward has shown flashes of skill and scoring ability, but is he worth a long-term deal? The post The curious case of Cam Atkinson appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets put left wing Jeremy Morin on injured list

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Jeremy Morin on injured reserve with an upper-body injury that will sideline him indefinitely. Morin becomes the seventh Blue Jacket out with an injury, with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, forwards Nathan Horton, Artem Anisimov, Brian Gibbons and Boone Jenner also on injured reserve along with defenseman Ryan Murray....
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Good news / bad news for the Blue Jackets

Columbus, Ohio - And the hits keep coming. Less than 24 hours after they beat the Washington Capitals, the Blue Jackets lose another player to injury. Head coach Todd Richards confirmed today that forward Jeremy Morin, who did not play in the third period last night, was out indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and did not elaborate on the injury. Richards said last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets put Morin on IR

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Jeremy Morin on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Morin will be sidelined indefinitely due to an upper body injury. Morin, 23, has recorded a goal and two assists for three points and nine penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets this season. Acquired in a trade from the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

CBJ News and Notes: What about Bob?

With Sergei Bobrovsky on the mend, the Blue Jackets will rely on Curtis McElhinney to keep their playoff hopes alive. The post CBJ News and Notes: What about Bob? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets goalie Bobrovsky out 4-6 weeks with groin injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21 and said the former Vezina Trophy winner will be out the next four to six weeks with a groin injury. The club also recalled forward Josh Anderson and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from its American Hockey League affiliate...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL legacy project builds a treehouse, and happiness, at Columbus Ronald McDonald House

As the NHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets began the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind legacy project at the Ronald McDonald House as part of the 2015 All-Star weekend, a small voice interrupted the proceedings. "It's 9:30, I have to go to my surgery, I'll be back!" Hearing a child say these words drove home the realities of families whose children face significant health concerns. It's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reluctant Johansen 'nervous' for All-Star spotlight

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lights, camera, stage fright? Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen admits to having some. It's not the spotlight of his first NHL All-Star Game or his friends and family who have come to Columbus to be there for Johansen's big weekend that have him a little nervous. It's his inclusion in the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, which will take place Saturday during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Bobrovsky injury the latest hit to injury-plagued Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ loss in Winnipeg on Wednesday night may turn out to be the most costly loss of the year. Already decimated by injuries, the Jackets came into the matchup against the Jets on a high note as winners of two in a row. Almost right out of the gate, things seemed to […] The post Sergei Bobrovsky injury the latest hit to injury-plagued Jackets appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Missed opportunities, questionable personnel moves doom Wild in 3-1 home loss to Columbus

  COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 31: on December 31, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** name Injuries, illness, personal tragedy, odd events always find a way of weaving its way into the course of every season.  Both the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt with all of these things in abundance through...
Via State of Hockey News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen Extends Point Streak To 13 Games In Blue Jackets’ Win Over Bruins

BOSTON — The Bruins’ five-game win streak ended with a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at TD Garden. Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert scored the game-winner with 3:03 remaining in the third period to end his team’s four-game losing skid. It was Boston’s final home game before the All-Star break. The B’s will hit the road for games at Dallas and...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Get Quality Scoring Chance After Blue Jackets’ Poor Line Change (Video)

The Columbus Blue Jackets entered Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins on a four-game losing streak. They didn’t do themselves any favors on this play. During the first period, the Blue Jackets got caught out of position when three forwards went for a line change after a poor clearing attempt. The Bruins pounced on the chance, as defenseman Torey Krug raced into the attacking...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Complicated Value of the Bobrovsky Contract

Friday afternoon was a time of celebration for many Columbus fans. The Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky avoided any summertime headaches by reaching a contract agreement. To no real surprise, Bob’s deal puts him in the upper echelon of NHL goalie salaries. As reported by Aaron Portzline, that’s a cap hit of $7.425M per year over the next 4 years. It is at this point where I...
Via BS Hockey
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL announced 2015 All-Star Selections

This year the NHL All-Star Weekend will take place in Columbus, Ohio, home to the Columbus Blue Jackets from Friday Jan. 23 to Sunday Jan. 25. The All Star Fantasy Draft will take place Friday to decide the teams, the Skills Competition on Saturday, and the All Star Game on Sunday. As always, each team will have one representative at the game. For the game, there will be 21 forwards...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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