Blue Jackets Pressure Points: The 4th Line

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 looked at the chances of a Nick Foligno rebound. Today, we turn our attention to something I didn’t think would be a pressure point, but clearly is for this...
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1 day ago Q&A: Brandon Dubinsky

Brandon Dubinsky was a guest instructor at Blue Jackets Hockey School earlier this week. After his session, we caught up with him to talk about his offseason, the World Cup of Hockey and more. What do you enjoy most about being out her...
1 day ago

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...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

#CBJ's Best of the Web: July 27

It may be scalding hot in Columbus, but that's not stopping the Internet from churning out tons of cool Blue Jackets material! The Hockey Writers continue their Blue Jackets Pressure Points series by examining Nick Foligno's potential for a bou...
3 days ago

WATCH: #CBJSTH Night with the Columbus Clippers

Jack Johnson threw the first pitch as Blue Jackets season ticket holders took in a Columbus Clippers game!
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Re-Signs Scott Harrington, Alex Broadhurst, TJ Tynan

The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed three players to one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced Monday. Centers Alex Broadhurst and T.J. Tynan, as well as defenseman Scott Harrington were the last three RFAs the team had left to sign. Financial details on the deals has not been disclosed. The 23-year-old Broadhurst was a key piece of the Lake Erie Monsters’ 2016 Calder Cup...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Blue Jackets sign three players to one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contracts

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed three players to one-year, two-way contracts for the 2016-17 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Center Alex Broadhu...
5 days ago

How do we use Dalton Prout?

What kind of player is Dalton Prout, and how do we best utilize him? Some initial ground rules: This post is not about his contract. The consensus here is that it was a bad contract and it was poorly timed. Let’s not rehash that discussion in the comments. This is solely about Dalton Prout the player. We’re also going to ignore the knee-jerk "put him in the pressbox" comments...
Via The Cannon
5 days ago

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...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: World Cup of Hockey 2016: Brandon Dubinsky & Jack Johnson

Team USA's Brandon Dubinsky & Jack Johnson sit down with Bob McElligott to preview this fall's World Cup of Hockey.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the lack of a top-line center hurt the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Since the day Seth Jones was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team has been missing a true No. 1 center. Should the Blue Jackets find another one before the season starts? Part of the reason Pierre-Luc Dubois was selected by the Blue Jackets at the top of the draft was because of his ability to play center. The team might see him as the next true No. 1 center, but he most...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seth Jones Signs Contract Extension

Bob McElligott sits down with Seth Jones after the defenseman inked a six-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets.
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29 days ago  |  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...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Scott Harrington and a conditional pick in the 2017 draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for left wing Kerby Rychel. Harrington, 23, has played 25 NHL games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Maple Leafs and registered one assist. Toronto acquired him from Pittsburgh a year ago in the trade that sent Phil Kessel...
Via Associated Press
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' GM hedges on Finn-ished products in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) When it comes to the NHL draft, Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is team first, nation second. Though he's from Finland, Kekalainen has never been a member of an NHL team's scouting staff that has selected a Finnish-born player in the first round. And that trend might extend to Friday, when the Blue Jackets have the third pick in a draft...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 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 According to sources, Hartnell, who has a no-move clause, has agreed...
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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...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Elvis Merzlikins made a crazy save against Russia

Elvis Merzlikins is making a name in his own right for team Latvia. Although his team is nowhere near the top of the list in points in the tournament, he individually is showing why the Columbus Blue Jackets drafted him in 2014. Elvis Merzlikins’ incredible save vs Russia some minutes ago…. #IIHFWorlds — Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) May 9,...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello helps New York Rangers fan land prom date

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello notched an assist during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, but you won’t find it on the stats sheet. This helper instead came when Zuccarello noticed a sign during pregame warmups being held by 18-year-old Rangers fan Vinny Mutone, who had a very specific favor to ask the NHLer: He needed...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets pay tribute to Seinfeld with game day poster

The Columbus Blue Jackets have released some incredible game day posters this season, but this one released ahead of their matchup against the New Jersey Devils takes the cake. This tribute to Seinfeld is brilliant and would even make David Puddy proud. Who can forget Puddy’s insane love for the Devils? High five! Great scene and an amazing poster by the Blue Jackets.   The...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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