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Columbus Blue Jackets 2016-17 Season Preview

Last season for the Columbus Blue Jackets ended before it began. After blowing a late lead in the first game of the season, the Blue Jackets lost their next seven in a row. They then lost their coach. Any hopes of a successful season faded to black quicker than a winter sunset. The team spent the rest of the 2015-16 season trying to adjust to a new coach. Playoffs were an afterthought...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

WATCH: Blue Jackets Rink Report (9/26/16)

Bob & Jody give you a rundown before the Blue Jackets take on the Bruins in preseason action.
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Post Game: Justin Scott (9/25)

Forward Justin Scott meets the media after the Blue Jackets' loss to the Blues.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Post Game: Pierre-Luc Dubois (9/25)

Pierre-Luc Dubois talks to Bob McElligott about his preseason NHL debut.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Bobrovsky’s Return to Form

Sergei Bobrovsky finished the World Cup of Hockey with a 0.930 save percentage. He was quick, sharp and strong – like a goaltender ready to move past recent injury woes and regain Vezina form. Conveniently enough, the only time the Russian tender has eclipsed a .930 SvP over a full campaign was in 2012-13, the year he won the Vezina and was recognized as the top goalie in the NHL...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Blue Jackets rosters for split-squad games (Sept. 25)

Here are the rosters for Sunday's split-squad games: at St. Louis (1 p.m. ET, Scottrade Center): Forwards: Hartnell - Stoll - Atkinson, Bittner - Gagner - Bjorkstrand, Hannikainen - Sedlak - Anderson, Moutrey - Dwyer - Llewellyn Defense: ...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction: Improvement

The Columbus Blue Jackets finished near the bottom of the league again after an awful start, but the future looks bright. There was a high amount of buzz around the Columbus Blue Jackets heading into the 2015-2016 season, but this buzz was shattered early and lead to a flurry of changes. In Season Major Changes […] Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction: Improvement - Union and Blue...
Via Union and Blue
3 days ago

Columbus Goaltending

The Columbus Blue Jackets question at the goaltender position starts and ends with Sergei Bobrovsky. Sergei Bobrovsky is a top flight goaltender when he is on top of his game, but his skills are not the question. The biggest concern for the Columbus Blue Jackets is his health. Sergei missed a large chunk of last […] Columbus Blue Jackets: Goaltending - Union and Blue - Union and...
Via Union and Blue
4 days ago

Zach Werenski to Miss First Week of Camp

The Columbus Blue Jacket’s 2015 first-round draft pick (eighth overall) Zach Werenski is expected to miss the first week of training camp due to a groin injury, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. The 6-foot-1, 19-year-old defenseman had an outstanding sophomore year with the Univeristy of Michigan before he decided to turn pro. After he signed his first pro...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Traverse City: Blue Jackets take third place with win over Rangers

TRAVERSE CITY – They did not have an opportunity win a third straight title at the NHL Prospects Tournament, but the Blue Jackets made sure they left beautiful northern Michigan feeling good about themselves. A solid 6-4 victory over the New Yo...
Via NHL.com
6 days ago

J. Johnson, Dubinsky scratched for US in must-win vs. Canada

TORONTO (AP) With the United States facing elimination against Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, coach John Tortorella chose to scratch two players he's very familiar with for the sake of what he hopes is the best lineup. Center Brandon Dubinsky and defenseman Jack Johnson will be scratched for the Americans' must-win game against Canada on Tuesday night. Tortorella coaches those...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Traverse City: Pierre-Luc Dubois gaining confidence

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The confidence that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois exhibits each time he takes the ice is infectious. It's one of many reasons the Blue Jackets opted to select Dubois (6-foot-2, 201 pounds) with the No. ...
Via NHL.com
6 days ago

Bobrovsky starts for Russia, more World Cup decisions await

TORONTO (AP) Training camps are over and the games are almost here. It's decision time for all eight teams at the World Cup of Hockey. Sergei Bobrovsky will start in goal for Russia's opener Sunday against Sweden, earning the nod over Semyon Varlamov. Coach Oleg Znarok said Bobrovsky is the starter for now and after that, ''we'll see.'' Bobrovsky, the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella blasts Max Pacioretty: 'I need more out of him'

The World Cup of Hockey hasn’t even reached the preliminary stage and USA head coach John Tortorella is already calling out one of his stars. The Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss expressed his unhappiness with Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. Tortorella spoke to the media, saying Pacioretty needs “to give me a reason to give him more minutes,” while telling reporters...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bobrovsky makes a game-saving stop with his toe

Sergei Bobrovsky looks like he’s ready for the regular season. Maintaining a narrow 4-3 lead for Team Russia with roughly a minute to go during a pre-tournament match against the Czech Republic, Bobrovsky made an incredible save with his toe to keep his squad on top. Say what you will about the World Cup of Hockey and its entertainment value, but if the warmup games are any...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella struggling to manage both Team USA, Blue Jackets

John Tortorella has a lot on his plate these days. While trying to plan training camp for the Columbus Blue Jackets, he’s also trying to prepare Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Serving as the head coach for one team is a challenge in itself, but Torts is faced with the daunting task of managing two rosters during a critical time of the year. Torts spoke about the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 21, 2016  |  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
August 15, 2016  |  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

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
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