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  1. Blue Jackets Off-Season Thread 2016
  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Rychel trying to make his mark in minors

    Columbus Dispatch "In 2013, the Blue Jackets spent their three first-round draft picks on forwards Alexander Wennberg, Kerby Rychel and Marko Dano. One season later, in 2014-15, Wennberg was an NHL regular, learning on the fly against some of the league’s best centers. He now is two years deep in the league. Dano..." May 21

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • It Might be Time For the Blue Jackets to Trade Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Comeback "What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Bob? The Blue Jackets long had a goalie carousel of underachievers which 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..." May 16

  • Blues’ success makes Blue Jackets’ execs feel good about their blueprint

    Pro Hockey Talk "Many prominent members of the Columbus Blue Jackets once called a lot of shots in St. Louis, so it makes sense that the Blues’ success can be heartening. (Especially when Blue Jackets staffers probably want to talk about anything other than the enormous disappointment that was the 2015-16..." May 15

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Top 3 picks 'unlikely' to be moved; Oilers' No. 4 pick 'in play'

    The Score "It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Columbus Blue Jackets - the teams with the first three selections in the NHL draft - have no intention of trading their picks. TSN's Darren Dreger reported Sunday that the Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets are "very unlikely" to trade out..." May 01

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Blue Jackets | New deal for Seth Jones is top priority of summer

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets won’t play a meaningful game for nearly six months, but the offseason should be anything but sleepy. The biggest challenge this summer may be signing defenseman Seth Jones, a restricted free agent as of July 1, to a contract extension. Jones, 21, was acquired by trade in January..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Blue Jackets Sign Undrafted Scott

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have signed forward Justin Scott to an entry-level contract, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Scott, 20, has spent the past four seasons playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League. In 67 games this season, he had 28 goals, 37 assists, a plus-32 rating and 60 penalty..." April 15

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    UPDATE: #CBJ have assigned Joonas Korpisalo, Justin Falk and Dean Kukan to Lake Erie (@monstershockey). #BattleTogether

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    Rob Mixer @RobMixer

    For clarity's sake: they're being assigned to CLE but likely staying in Buffalo & heading to Rochester, where the #Monsters play next. #CBJ

  • Lowly Blue Jackets 1 of 5 teams to boast multiple 30-goal scorers

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets have something to be encouraged about as a long and disappointing season comes to an end. On track to finish near the bottom of the standings, the Blue Jackets are one of only five NHL teams to boast multiple 30-goal scorers - Boone Jenner and Brandon Saad - with two..." April 09

  • Lake Erie Monsters forward Brett Gallant ‘alert, conscious’ after collapsing at bench

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets' minor-league forward Brett Gallant collapsed on the bench during tonight's Lake Erie Monsters game in Toronto, but was concious and alert when he was taken to a nearby hospital for tests. “All indications are that he’s fine,” Lake Erie coach Jared Bednar told The Hockey News' Ryan..." April 09

  • Blue Jackets' Bobrovsky, Foligno off to worlds

    The Score "Sergei Bobrovsky and Nick Foligno's seasons aren't over yet. The Columbus Blue Jackets teammates will represent their countries at the IIHF World Championship, writes the The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline. Foligno, Columbus' captain, will suit up for the United States, while Bobrovsky..." April 08

  • Dubinsky scores 2 in Jackets' win in Toronto

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- John Tortorella would like to see Brandon Dubinsky shoot on the goal more. The Columbus Blue Jackets coach feels that his center misses the net too frequently with his shots. Dubinsky got the message Wednesday. Two of his shots got behind Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender..." April 06

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Rangers finally seal playoff bid

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The New York Rangers breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday night after a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets punched their ticket to the NHL playoffs. After whiffing in two previous tries to secure a postseason spot, the Rangers asserted themselves in the first..." April 04

  • Blue Jackets cripple Hurricanes' postseason hopes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Columbus Blue Jackets wanted to do something that mattered late in the season and they accomplished that Saturday night. They stuck it to the Carolina Hurricanes, who've been rather problematic recently for the Blue Jackets. Brandon Saad produced his first hat..." April 02

  • Tortorella: Foligno to remain Blue Jackets captain

    Columbus Dispatch "For Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno, 2015-16 is the NHL season that never got started and won’t ever end. It’s been that way for the Blue Jackets as a whole, of course – the 0-8-0 start seemed to obliterate all of the best-laid plans. But Foligno is the personal embodiment of all. One season..." April 02

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ D Justin Falk has been recalled on emergency basis from Lake Erie. Ryan Murray is a "little banged up" Tortorella said.

  • Islanders grind out another one-goal victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Now that a three-game stretch against a pair of non-contenders is over, the New York Islanders can shed the one-day-at-a-time cliches and admit the obvious: They knew they needed to collect six points in the three games. The Islanders achieved the objective Thursday in what has..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Zach Werenski signs amateur tryout contract with AHL's Lake Erie Monsters "Defenseman Zach Werenski, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, has signed an American Hockey League amateur tryout contract with Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. “Zach Werenski is a tremendous young man and a very..." March 29

  • Capitals clinch Presidents' Trophy

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It's been a given for some time that the Washington Capitals were going to finish with the NHL's best record. They officially checked that box on Monday night. Now they are ready to move on. Tom Wilson scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Braden Holtby..." March 28

  • As Michigan's Season Ends, Werenski Watch Begins For Jackets

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets are expected to move quickly in an attempt to sign University of Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski to an entry-level contract after the Wolverines season ended on Saturday with a loss to North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament. The next step, really, is all up to Werenski, who was..." March 28

  • Predators dominate Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. - John Tortorella's postgame press conference lasted only 18 seconds, but it summed up the Nashville Predators' 5-1 win over Columbus on Saturday night. "Totally overwhelmed," said Tortorella, the Columbus coach. "That's all you need. ... We were overwhelmed from the start..." March 26

  • Jones pumped for return to Nashville

    Columbus Dispatch "No one has to tell Seth Jones that tonight will be the first game he has played in Nashville since the Predators traded the young defenseman to the Blue Jackets on Jan. 6 for top-line center Ryan Johansen. “It’s going to be exciting,” Jones said. “I’m looking forward to it. I was there two..." March 26

  • Johansen: ‘I wish I was still a Blue Jacket’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Well, this is probably going to get some eyeballs. Ahead of tomorrow’s Nashville-Columbus game — the first in which Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones will face their old clubs since January’s blockbuster trade — Johansen conducted a lengthy Q&A with the Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. It’s a..." March 26

  • Blue Jackets' Prout signs 2-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Dalton Prout has signed a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday." March 26

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    Todd Jones @Todd_Jones

    Tortorella said defenseman Fedor Tyutin won't make the trip to Nashville for #CBJ because he's banged up from last night's game.

  • Outburst leads to 'Canes win in Columbus

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Goals have been hard to come by this season for the Carolina Hurricanes, so their three-goal outburst in a span of 98 seconds on Thursday was hard for some to process. The Hurricanes broke out of a two-period malaise with a flurry of goals early in the third, jumping the..." March 24

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    Nick Foligno on returning to the #CBJ lineup tonight after missing Tuesday's game:

  • Boll suspended four games "Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended for four games, without pay, for interference against Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during NHL Game No. 1090 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 22, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." March 24

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Columbus' Jared Boll will have a hearing tomorrow for interference on Philadelphia's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • Blue Jackets' Boll to have Player Safety hearing "Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for an incident with Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during a game Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. The incident occurred at 3:26 of the second period. Boll was..." March 23

  • Blue Jackets defeat Flyers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If the Philadelphia Flyers miss the Stanley Cup playoffs, they might well remember this Tuesday night heartbreaker in March. The Columbus Blue Jackets, with a full embrace of the spoiler's role, scored two desperation goals in the final 1:04 of regulation, then went on to..." March 22

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

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