BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

7 Blue Jackets Goaltenders Examined

After the most successful season in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves shrouded in a bizarre haze surrounding the future of their goaltending heading into the offseason. On the one hand, Sergei Bobrovsky is almost certainly going to win his 2nd Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender next month. They have a fair amount of quality depth in the pipeline...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

2016-2017 Blue Jackets Player Reviews: Jack Johnson

Games Played: 82Goals: 5Assists: 18Points: 23Time on ice: 21:49 Penalty Minutes: 32Corsi For (even strength): 48.7% I’m not sure if there’s a figure as divisive in the Blue Jackets’ locker room as Jack Johnson. Praised by some for his grit, physicality, and enthusiasm at being in Columbus and playing as a Blue Jacket, he’s also been a lightning rod for criticism because...
Via The Cannon
1 day ago

2016-2017 Blue Jackets Player Reviews - Nick Foligno

The Captain returned to form this past season, leading his team to the franchise’s best season ever. 2016-17 Stats Games played: 79Goals: 26Assists: 25Points: 51Time on ice: 18:25 Penalty Minutes: 55Corsi For (even strength): 51.3% It has been well documented that in the 2015-2016 season Nick Foligno bore the brunt of the Jackets’ terrible year in his first season as Captain...
Via The Cannon
3 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Make Depth Signing on Back End

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Why I'm A Fan Of The Columbus Blue Jackets

Welcome to the refreshed Jackets Cannon! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card. We’re collecting all of the stories...
Via The Cannon
4 days ago

Blue Jackets Offseason Roundtable – Part 2

Welcome back to our Blue Jackets offseason roundtable. In Part 1, we talked expansion draft and entry draft. Now we shift our focus to potential moves the team could make. Our Blue Jackets writers (Kenyon, Jeff, Dan and myself) return with answers to those questions and more. Let’s jump right in. Salary Cap Troubles? Question 4: Is the salary cap a legitimate concern in your...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Should Give Up This Year’s Second Round Pick

Due to the hiring of John Tortorella, the Columbus Blue Jackets owe the Vancouver Canucks a second round pick. The pick has to be from either this year or next year’s draft since Columbus retained the pick last year. The Columbus Blue Jackets have until June 1st to make their decision. A few factors will play […] Columbus Blue Jackets Should Give Up This Year’s Second Round...
Via Union and Blue
5 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Have a Major Goaltender Problem

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ strongest position on the ice is undoubtedly the goaltender. With Sergei Bobrovsky starting and some youngsters learning the ropes behind him, the Jackets would seem to be pretty set in net. But they may not be all that set after all. Sergei Bobrovsky put in his best year yet in the […] Columbus Blue Jackets Have a Major Goaltender Problem - Union and...
Via Union and Blue
6 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Finish 2017 IIHF World Championships with Mixed Results

Sweden defeated Canada wrapping up the 2017 IIHF World Championships. Columbus Blue Jackets seven players at the tournament had mixed results from their time in France and Germany. The 2017 IIHF World Championships concluded with one Columbus Blue Jackets player taking home the Gold. William Karlsson and Team Sweden defeated Team Canada in a shootout. […] Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Union and Blue
6 days ago

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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Scott Hartnell (4-22-17)

Scott Hartnell talks about his reaction to the season the Stanley Cup Playoffs on exit day.
Via YouTube
April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Exit Day: Jack Johnson (4-22-17)

Jack Johnson talks to the media following the Blue Jackets final game of the season.
Via YouTube
April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Post game: Brandon Dubinsky (4/20/17)

Brandon Dubinsky talks to the media following the Blue Jackets final loss to the Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Via YouTube
April 20, 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...
Via Yardbarker
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole

The first round series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins was supposed to be competitive. Given their recent records against each other and the fact they ended the season with separated by three points and the same number of wins, these two teams were supposed to be going the distance. At least six games, maybe seven was the common belief, but the Blue...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 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

Zach Werenski‏ posts Twitter photo of nasty eye injury

Zach Werenski is one tough dude. The Columbus Blue Jackets rookie defenseman took a puck to the face during the second period of Sunday’s Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, yet he returned to the game in the third period. But all was not pretty with his face. As Werenski was skating off the ice after getting hit, the Penguins were able to score. Though Werenski returned for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 16, 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

Matt Calvert breaks his stick over Tom Kuhnhackl in vicious attack

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a big 2-0 hole after dropping Game 2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-1 score. While other road teams around the NHL are securing wins in opposing arenas, the Blue Jackets played another disappointing game in which they barely threatened and looked overwhelmed by a superior opponent. As time expired in Game 2, frustrations boiled over for the Blue...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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