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  1. Blue Jackets Off-Season Thread 2016
  • NHL Linesman Steve Barton suffers dislocated knee cap, torn quadriceps in game

    USA Today "NHL linesman Steve Barton will undergo surgery after suffering a dislocated knee cap and torn quadriceps during the Columbus Blue Jackets-Washington Capitals playoff game Sunday night. The ugly injury occurred when Barton was skating backwards and nicked the skate of Columbus forward Josh..." April 16

  • Blue Jackets’ Wennberg out for Game 2 vs. Capitals

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets centre Alexander Wennberg will miss Game 2 of his team’s opening-round series against the Washington Capitals. As a result, Sonny Milano will draw into the Blue Jackets lineup on Sunday." April 14

  • Wennberg doubtful for Blue Jackets against Capitals in Game 2 "Alexander Wennberg likely will miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round for the Columbus Blue Jackets, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Friday. The center sustained an upper-body injury during Game 1 against the Washington Capitals. "I haven't really gotten an update since..." April 13

  • Why the Johansen-for-Jones trade has become one of NHL’s best moves

    Pro Hockey Talk "When we think of great trades we almost always seem to look for the ones where somebody ended up getting ripped off. We frame it as a “great trade” for the team that ended up getting the better end of it. After all, it is just more fun to marvel at one team making out like bandits, completely..." April 13

  • Tom Wilson says his hit on Alexander Wennberg ‘cost us the game’

    Sportsnet "Toronto’s Nazem Kadri is facing a suspension Friday and although it appeared Washington’s Tom Wilson also deserved to be reviewed for supplementary discipline, it appears he avoided a hearing for a hit thrown on Alex Wennberg. Wilson, the big-bodied right winger for the Washington Capitals,..." April 13

  • Report: Wilson, Anderson avoid suspensions for Game 1 hits

    The Score "There will be no supplemental discipline coming in the aftermath of a chippy Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams had a player involved, as Caps winger Tom Wilson charged Alexander Wennberg, while Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson caught Michal Kempny..." April 13

  • Panarin 'game-breaker' in playoffs for Blue Jackets against Capitals "The Columbus Blue Jackets knew they needed a dynamic forward like Artemi Panarin even before the Chicago Blackhawks made him available on the trade market last offseason. After seeing what Panarin did for them during the regular season, the Blue Jackets say he can be a difference maker for them..." April 12

  • Blue Jackets' trade acquisitions paying off heading into playoffs "The Columbus Blue Jackets were not in a Stanley Cup Playoff position until three acquisitions prior to the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 26 changed that. The Blue Jackets (45-30-7) went 14-4-2 after acquiring center Mark Letestu (Edmonton Oilers), forward Thomas Vanek (Vancouver Canucks) and..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Blue Jackets’ Ian Cole fined $5K for tripping Brandon Sutter

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Department of Player Safety announced they have fined Columbus Blue Jackets’ defenseman Ian Cole $5,000, the maximum allowed by the CBA, for a dangerous trip on Vancouver’s Brandon Sutter on Saturday between the two teams. The 29-year-old blueliner was given a two-minute minor for the..." April 01

  • Columbus Has Key Defensive Decisions To Make This Offseason

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets are enjoying some of their best defensive depth in team history as they currently have 10 blueliners on their current roster. Not even including the impressive play of their top line of Seth Jones and Zach Werenski, the team has a quality top-six with trade deadline..." March 31

  • Vanek acquisition has paid huge dividends for Blue Jackets

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that they had acquired Thomas Vanek from the Vancouver Canucks, many immediately began to wonder how a relationship with demanding head coach John Tortorella would work. Not only has the partnership worked out just fine, Vanek has thrived as a member of the..." March 30

  • Blue Jackets | Markus Nutivaara signs four-year contract extension

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Markus Nutivaara to a four-year, $10.8 million contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The new contract, which carries an annual cap hit of $2.7 million, will pay Nutivaara $2.5 million each of the first three seasons and $3.3 million in the final..." March 29

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno to miss 2-4 weeks with lower body injury

    Sporting News "Nick Foligno is in jeopardy of missing part of the playoffs. The Blue Jackets captain is expected to miss two to four weeks with a lower body injury, the team announced Monday. Foligno suffered the injury late in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Blues. The Blue Jackets have recalled center Alex..." March 26

  • No Kane, no problem for Panarin in Columbus

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the trade that sent Artemi Panarin to Columbus and Brandon Saad back to Chicago, many wondered if Panarin could produce at a high level without Patrick Kane. In hindsight, maybe there should have been just as many worries about how much Kane would lose in Panarin’s absence.* Panarin, 26,..." March 22

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Nathan Gerbe To Two-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have seen enough from Nathan Gerbe to determine that they want to keep him around. The veteran forward has signed a two-year, two-way contract extension that will take him through 2019-20. The deal pays Gerbe an average annual value of $675K in the NHL, and breaks down as..." March 15

  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign Dean Kukan to two-year contract extension "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Dean Kukan to a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Kukan, 24, has registered four assists and two..." March 14

  • Blue Jackets heating up at right time

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets have been baffling for some time now, and they might have pushed John Tortorella to the edge recently, making him wonder if some of the team’s struggling players are daydreaming about the off-season. One could almost picture Seth Jones responding with: “Don’t book any..." March 10

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Jack Johnson open to idea of staying with Jackets

    Columbus Dispatch "Jack Johnson and his wife were “ready for anything” Monday as they sat at home waiting to learn his fate. The 3 p.m. trade deadline came and passed, and Johnson was still a Blue Jackets defenseman. “It just gives you some clarity on your future,” Johnson said. “You know you’re not going to have..." February 28

  • Matt Calvert ejected for butt-ending Alex Ovechkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was some chaos in first period of Tuesday’s Capitals-Blue Jackets game in Columbus. First, the Blue Jackets jumped all over the Capitals with four goals in the opening frame, including one from one of their recent trade deadline acquisitions, veteran center Mark Letestu. That offensive..." February 27

  • Columbus, Arizona Complete Minor League Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Ryan Kujawinski from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jordan Maletta. Both players are currently in the minor leagues. Kujawinski, selected 73rd in 2013, has already been involved in a trade earlier this season. In December, the New Jersey Devils sent..." February 26

  • Canucks trade forward Thomas Vanek to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Thomas Vanek has been on seven different NHL teams since the 2013-14 season and traded thrice during that time span, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks shipped the winger to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday ahead of the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. In return, the..." February 26

  • NHL Rumors: Ducks Interested In Acquiring Jack Johnson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their acquisition of Ian Cole, the Blue Jackets have a potential replacement for blueliner Jack Johnson if they decide to move him. To that end, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that the Ducks are making a push to acquire the 31-year-old from Columbus. Johnson’s..." February 26

  • Senators trade defenceman Ian Cole to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have traded defenceman Ian Cole to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Cole was acquired by the Senators on Friday in the three-team deal that sent Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The rebuilding Senators made it clear they had no intention of dressing the rental..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Letestu traded to Nashville for Aberg, flipped to Columbus for pick

    Sportsnet "Mark Letestu has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by way of the Nashville Predators, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports. The Edmonton Oilers acquired forward Pontus Aberg from the Nashville Predators in exchange for the veteran Letestu. Nashville then traded Letestu to Columbus for a..." February 25

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Blue Jackets reached out to Johnson's agent about extension

    The Athletic "Maybe Jack Johnson's days with the Blue Jackets aren't numbered after all. The Blue Jackets reached out to Johnson's agent, Pat Brisson, earlier this week to rekindle talks of a multiyear contract extension, multiple sources have told The Athletic. Johnson declined to discuss the report..." February 22

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Blue Jackets recall Murray after 1-game AHL conditioning stint

    CBS Sports "Murray (back) was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Cleveland on Monday. Murray potted a goal in his one appearance for the Monsters on Sunday, which is a pretty good indication he is ready to go. " February 19

  • Slumping Blue Jackets lose Nick Foligno for 1-2 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Times are tough for the Columbus Blue Jackets right now. After losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday evening the Blue Jackets are now just 4-9-2 in their past 15 games and have fallen out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, sitting one point back of the New York Islanders..." February 19

  • Blue Jackets GM talks trade deadline and if he needs to be active

    Sportsnet "The Columbus Blue Jackets could be an interesting team to watch at the trade deadline. Predicted by some at the start of the season to win the Metropolitan Division and challenge for the East crown, the Blue Jackets have battled inconsistency all season. After losing five in a row, Columbus has..." February 14

  • Blue Jackets’ Foligno on benching: ‘Worst feeling in the world’

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella was displeased with his captain Nick Foligno after he took a costly hooking penalty during the second period of their game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday. The Sharks converted with the extra man in what would be the game-winning goal and..." February 03

  • Dubinsky: 'I came home to look after myself'

    Columbus Dispatch "Center Brandon Dubinsky is expected to be back in the Blue Jackets’ lineup on Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild after sitting out 18 games because of a facial fracture. If he isn’t, there is a “1,000 percent” chance he will return the following game, Dubinsky promised on Monday. He also..." January 30

  • Boudreau says it's 'ridiculous, wrong' Blue Jackets' Jones can play after missing All-Star Game

    Sporting News "The NHL has a hard-and-fast rule: Miss the All-Star Game, due to injury, illness, or whatever the reason may be, and sit out at least one game. At least that was thought to be the case, but a change in that mandate has Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau a bit agitated. The Wild are in..." January 30

  • Zach Werenski to replace Seth Jones on Metro All-Star Team

    Pro Hockey Talk "We have another change to make to the Metropolitan Division All-Star team. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Friday afternoon that defenseman Zach Werenski will replace Seth Jones on the roster. Jones, according to the team, is dealing with an illness and will not make the trip to..." January 26

  • Blue Jackets sign F Gerbe to two-way deal

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Gerbe to a one-year, two-way contract for the remainder of the season on Tuesday. The team said Gerbe would be placed on waivers Wednesday for the purpose of being assigned to the AHL's Cleveland Monsters. The 30-year-old centre has been out of the NHL since the..." January 24

  • Brandon Dubinsky sent home by Blue Jackets; career could be in jeopardy?

    Larry Brown Sports "Brandon Dubinsky has been out of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ lineup since he suffered an orbital fracture in a fight a month ago, and a report now claims his season and career could be in jeopardy over a separate issue. Dubinsky was sent home from the Blue Jackets’ road trip on Tuesday for..." January 24

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