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The Cannon Top 25 Under 25: #8 Joonas Korpisalo

If there was a bright spot to emerge from the darkness of last season, it was perhaps the play of Joonas Korpisalo. He progressed rapidly from "that young Finnish kid whose name Tortorella cannot pronounce" to the keeper of the blue ice, when both Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney were down with injuries. The 22-year old was thrown into the crucible without a lot of preparation...
Via The Cannon
4 hours ago

WATCH: Foundation Grant Announcement 2016

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation announced their yearly grant commitment, totaling over $1 million!
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackets Line Scramble!

How will the lines and pairings look in Columbus and Cleveland to start the year? Let’s speculate! We all have different ideas on what lines and pairs will be used by the Jackets and Monsters to start the season, so let’s have a fun discussion in the comments with what lines / pairs / groupings you think the teams will ice when the NHL and AHL seasons begin. It’s a big caveat...
Via The Cannon
1 day ago

The Cannon Top 25 Under 25 - #9 Pierre-Luc Dubois

All Dubois has to do is shine, make a push for the big club, develop quickly into a number one center, stop taking so many penalties, and fix the franchise’s playmaker issues. No pressure! We’ve come to him at last- the most recent first round draft pick, Pierre-Luc Dubois. Whatever we may have thought of the pick (or still think of the decision), Dubois is a Blue Jackets prospect...
Via The Cannon
1 day ago

Avs Give Rene Bourque a PTO: Report

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Rene Bourque to a professional tryout (PTO), according to James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail. The former University of Wisconsin Badger most recently spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, putting up three goals and eight points in 49 games last season. The 34-year-old journeyman is a veteran of 660 NHL games, and is a three-time...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Jared Bednar named head coach of Avalanche

After a surprising exit by Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche were up against the clock to hire a coach before the season starts. It looks as though they have found their man. First reported by Darren Dreger, Jared Bednar is now the head coach of the Avalanche. Bednar beat out other names like Lane Lambert and Kevin Dineen for the job. Lambert and Dineen both have experience in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Summer Social: Alexander Wennberg

Let's check in with Alexander Wennberg and see how his summer's going:
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

WATCH: Inside A Workout: Brandon Dubinsky

Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

#CBJ Best of the Web: August 24

As is customary every Wednesday, we have gathered the freshest Blue Jackets #content from the last week and presented it here, just for you. We'll start with The Hockey Writers, who continued their CBJ Pressure Points series by looking at how R...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Columbus Three Players that Could Move Up

The Newly named Cleveland Monsters showed they are full of talent winning last years Calder Cup, and they have three players that could stick with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets had their struggles last year and could use  new blood to help put them in the right direction. At the end of […] Columbus Blue Jackets: Three Players that Could Move Up - Union and...
Via Union and Blue
3 days ago

Team USA practice schedule for World Cup of Hockey training camp in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – In advance of World Cup of Hockey 2016, USA Hockey and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today Team USA’s practice schedule for its September 5-9 training camp at Nationwide Arena. The week includes daily practices and a pr...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago

Which Columbus Blue Jackets prospects should make the jump to the NHL this season?

As the 2016 training camp approaches for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a lot of the focus will be on the prospects that carried the Lake Erie (now Cleveland) Monsters to the Calder Cup. The disappointing 2015-16 season for the Blue Jackets created a few open spots on the roster which will need be filled by these prospects. The only question is who are the ones that deserve the chance...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Pressure Points: Top Defensemen

We continue our summer series, titled Blue Jackets Pressure Points, on the Columbus Blue Jackets. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we asked if the Blue Jackets could win without a true, number-one center. Today, we turn our attention to a pair of young studs expected to do a lot in Columbus...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

WATCH: Jack Willis: Blue Jackets Hero

Hear the story of Jack Willis, a Blue Jackets Hero.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

At this time last year, the Columbus Blue Jackets were a trendy pick to make a jump into the playoffs. Let's just say that almost any chance of that was shot down in the first two weeks of the season. The Blue Jackets starting 0-8 and lost the first 7 by at least 2 goals. The team was a complete mess leading them to fire their coach and hire John Tortorella, who let's just say...
Via Razzball Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Columbus Blue Jackets do to improve their blue line?

The Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen will open the 2016-17 season knowing that the team’s success will largely depend on them. The defensemen have undoubtedly been the Blue Jackets weakness of late, which has led to a few key moves to revamp the blue line. One of which was acquiring Seth Jones from the Nashville Predators in a blockbuster trade. Jones will be 22-years old at the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Who is the goalie of the future for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

After winning the Vezina Trophy in 2013, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was thought to be the goalie of the future for the organization. However, the 2015-16 season made some people wonder who the future goalie really is in Columbus. When Bobrovsky is on his game, he’s proven to be a great player. He has a lot of hockey left in him as a highly skilled 27-year...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbus draft pick survived meteor strike as kid, prompeted hockey career

On NHL Draft weekend, there are always many great stories that emerge as to how the prospects found themselves where they stand with the sweater of one of the 30 NHL teams on and a new hat on their head. Columbus Blue Jackets third round draft pick Vitaly Abramov might seem like an average Russian sniper taken in the later rounds due to the general reluctance in the NHL to take...
Via The Comeback
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Hartnell agreed to waive no-move clause for several teams

Scott Hartnell’s name popped up quite a bit prior to the trade deadline, but nothing ever panned out and he closed out the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. That may change this summer as Hartnell has reportedly agreed to waive his no-move clause for a “decent-sized list” of teams. Via Sportsnet.ca: According to sources, Hartnell, who has a no-move clause, has agreed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Blue Jackets to trade Sergei Bobrovsky?

What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Bob? The Blue Jackets long had a goalie carousel of underachievers that ended with Steve Mason imploding. Acquiring Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers for three draft picks instantly brought the team much-needed stability between the pipes. Bobrovsky joined the league’s elite netminders when he burst onto the scene in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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