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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Foligno praises Blue Jackets 'statement' offseason

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno told Sportsnet he's very happy with the Blue Jackets offseason, especially the trade for Brandon Saad.  "I was really, really happy. The organization is making a statement about what type of team we want to be, how serious we are about winning. You bring in a player like Brandon Saad, who's won two Cups already, it's a big statement," Foligno...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Blue Jackets draft picks named to USA Hockey Junior Team evaluation camp roster

Four Columbus Blue Jackets prospects were named to USA Hockey's National Junior Team evaluation camp roster. Sonny Milano, Ryan Collins, Zach Werenski and Paul Bittner were named to the American roster. The four are joined by 35 other players, 22 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders total, on the USA roster. The team will take the ice for its first practice on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets searching for greatness

Greatness is not something that can simply be had. It must be worked for, achieving at a level that is so nearly incomparable that the only word to describe it is as being great. In sports, teams always strive to be great, but only so many can actually achieve greatness and even fewer can stay great for long periods of time. Greatness can lead to so many things for a team: winning...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Chaput to one-year, two-way deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Michael Chaput to a one-year, two-way contract (NHL/AHL) for the 2015-16 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Chaput, 23, posted a goal and four assists for five points with 21 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Blue Jackets during the 2014-15 campaign...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jacket draft selections: Rounds 3-7

The Columbus Blue Jackets successful draft continued in the third round with the selection of right wing Keegan Kolesar. Kolesar is a big, energetic forward that plays both ways well. Last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL, the 6’1, 217 pound winger scored 19 goals and 19 assists in 64 games. Kolesar shows great upside and could to be the steal of the round. He had...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Senate urging for presidential pardon for ex-boxing champ Jack Johnson

The U.S. Senate is urging for a presidential pardon for former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. The Senate passed an amendment, which was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Harry Reid (D-NV), Thursday that seeks for a posthumous pardon for Johnson, who was the first black heavyweight champion. In 1913, Johnson was charged with violating the Man Act after transporting...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets- Primed to fire in 2015

With the throngs of the opening free agent bonanza over and done with, and with most of the NHL rosters pretty much set, are the Columbus Blue Jackets the team that we saw two years ago, or are they the team we saw for much of last season. Fortunately, the answer is simple. The Blue Jackets are actually even better than the team they were back in the 2013-2014 season. With the addition...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad to drop 'man child' nickname with Blue Jackets?

On CD102.5 The Morning Show, newly-acquired Blue Jackets winger Brandon Saad talked about dropping his nickname with the Chicago Blackhawks. "I'm getting a little older," Saad said, "I think it's time to drop the (man child) nickname." Saad's Blackhawk teammates, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp, came up with the nickname for Saad because of his size for a young kid. The winger helped...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Columbus Blue Jackets

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future...
Via The Fantasy Fix
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus's homegrown talent shows city on the rise

The NHL is growing across the country, a statement which is obvious considering the hometowns of players like Seth Jones (Texas), Shayne Gostisbehere (Florida) and top 2016 prospect Auston Matthews (Arizona). But hockey's growth extends beyond just warm-weather markets. When the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Ohio native Kole Sherwood to an entry-level contract Tuesday, they proved...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Dubinsky not a Fan of Mike Reilly

One has to wonder if this wasn't a drunk tweet or something along those lines. That being said, Columbus Blue Jackets isn't a fan of former Gopher Mike Reilly. Obviously, Reilly isn't the first college hockey player to go this route to the NHL, but I can see how Dubinsky and his Blue Jackets teammates might not be that impressed with the ex-Gopher's decision. Dubinsky has since...
Via Goon's World
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad signs 6-year, $36 million deal with Columbus

Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season, and is expected to play on the team's top line alongside center Ryan Johansen. Saad, who was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 01, 2015  |  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
June 30, 2015  |  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
June 30, 2015  |  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
June 18, 2015  |  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
June 18, 2015  |  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
June 15, 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

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

Unpopular Opinion: Shut Down Ryan Murray

Murray has been skating again and may play out the last couple of games in the 2014-15 regular season. In a season that has been rendered essentially useless, I ask myself this question: why the hell risk him to possible further injury? Most people will argue that hockey is a contact sport that exposes players to possible injury all the time which is a fair point but the discussion...
Via BS Hockey
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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