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Future Outlook: Tyler Bird

Tyler Bird was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 5th round selection in the 2014 NHL entry draft. The 17 year old winger from Andover, Massachusetts was the youngest player selected by the Jackets this year and will be a long term project in the organization for a good chunk of years. Bird played his most recent and most successful season of hockey at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden...
Via BS Hockey
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell & The Only Stat that Matters

Thanks to the Blue Jackets I was given an opportunity to attend Scott Hartnell’s introduction to Columbus press conference on Tuesday. While I kept quiet for the actual press conference I did get a chance to ask him a couple questions in the media scrum after the official press conference had ended. One of the questions I asked was about how different possession metrics are being...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hartnell ready to make impact in Columbus

The Blue Jackets welcomed perhaps their biggest offseason acquisition to town Wednesday when forward Scott Hartnell, who joined the team in a trade for forward RJ Umberger, came to Columbus for a few days to get to know his new team and new city. "I've had a smile ever since (making the decision) saying I was gonna be a Blue Jacket," Hartnell said. The former Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell A Great Fit In Columbus

from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch, Hartnell is happy to be here only because he believes the Blue Jackets have a chance to be good for several years, and he sees himself playing a key role in that. That starts with beating a Pittsburgh team that knocked the Jackets out of the playoffs. “The Pens are not my favorite team, probably by far,” he said. “I think they’re...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell Looking Forward To Playing In Columbus

from NHL.com, The task of meeting his new teammates has already begun for Hartnell, who said he had dinner in Columbus recently with center Brandon Dubinsky. It was Dubinsky's arrival two years ago with center Artem Anisimov and defenseman Tim Erixon in a trade that sent captain Rick Nash to the New York Rangers that effectively launched the turnaround in Columbus. It...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An American Enigma? Season Review: Cam Atkinson

Late into the Blue Jackets’ season there seemed to be a divide amongst fans, management and the coaching staff. It all surrounded one player: Cam Atkinson. I titled the article claiming he was an enigma, a title normally given to Russians and various other european players. Like those other “enigmas”  you need to find what that player is good at and use him in optimal situations...
Via BS Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets re-sign forward Tyrell

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Monday. As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed. Tyrell, 25, suited up for 63 games in the American Hockey League during the 2013-14 campaign, splitting time between the Springfield...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Columbus Blue Jackets

Last year: 43-32-7, fourth in the Metro Division. Eliminated by the Penguins in the first round. Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Brian Gibbons Key subtractions: R.J. Umberger, Jack Skille, Derek MacKenzie, Blake Comeau, Nikita Nikitin Franchise direction: The Jackets are happy as clams with the way things are going after they made a surprise postseason appearance and gave Pittsburgh...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus, Ryan Johansen making progress on deal

Ryan Johansen, a restricted free agent, has been coming closer to sealing the deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.#487481975 / gettyimages.comKurt Overhardt, Johansen’s agent, had originally offered the Blue Jackets a four-year deal with Johansen. The Blue Jackets responded by saying they will only do a two- or three-year contract, according to Aaron Portzline with Blue Jackets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make significant progress toward deal

Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets made some “significant progress” toward a contract agreement recently, the Columbus Dispatch reports.  This is a real good thing for fans of the organization.  I can't understand this from the perspective of the organization.  Johansen, hass taken some significant time to develop into a full-time NHLer. So, the team wants him...
Via Hockey Fan Land
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Progress In Johansen Contract Talks

The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract, or a "bridge" deal -- the type Johansen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft

I’m not sure why it took Columbus so long to post this video, but it’s another pretty cool insight into the NHL Draft. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen was desperately working the phones but couldn’t manage a deal. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes down. [BlueJackets.com] The post Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Mic’d Up For NHL Draft appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots

Before I get into rush shots of individual players I am going to look at some teams. I am starting with the Columbus Blue Jackets which was suggested for me to look at by Jeff Townsend who was interested to see impact the decline of Steve Mason and then the transition to Bobrovsky had. Before we get [...] The post Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that they have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Financial terms were not disclosed but Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported the total value to be $35.1 million, for an average annual value of $5.85 million. “Brandon brings tenacity and determination to our team...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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