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  • • The Blue Jackets should require proof of COVID vaccination for entry to home games
    Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images Requiring proof of vaccination is an easy way to increase health safety measures at all home games. If the Blue Jackets want to continue their tradition of fun, safe, family-oriented home game experiences, a simple way to accomplish that is to require fans attending games to show proof of their COVID vaccination upon entry to Nationwide Arena. Thi...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
    Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week marks the start of the 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets training camp, with media day tomorrow, fitness tests on Wednesday, and on-ice testing on Thursday. A week from today, the Blue Jackets will head to Pittsburgh for the first of their eight preseason games. Later this week we will dive into the new...2021
  • • Traverse City Open Thread and new comment testing ground
    Come chat about the prospect tournament here! Game action is underway in Traverse City, Michigan, featuring some of the top prospects of your Columbus Blue Jackets. The full roster and schedule can be found in our preview post here. The link to watch the stream of the games is in this tweet: T-minus 3️⃣ hours til puck drop in Traverse City!Keep this link handy so you don't miss a second of the a...2021
  • • 2021 Traverse City Prospect Tournament Preview
    Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Hockey is back! *Editor's Note: The new commenting system will go into effect at the same time the Blue Jackets game starts this afternoon. Once the switch happens, we'll post a new open thread for people to comment on the games and test the new system.* For many in the hockey world, the Traverse City Prospect Tournament marks the start of each n...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Espen Knutsen deserves to be remembered for more than tragedy
    Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images The first Blue Jacket all star After a an off-season hiatus, we’re back to celebrating 20 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets by profiling 20 key players from the franchise’s history. Today we go way back to the inaugural team to salute an early star player: Espen Knutsen. Knutsen took a long path to become an NHL regular....2021
  • • Reviewing the last matchups for the Colorado Avalanche against the Metropolitan Division
    Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images Some new trends and familiar faces lead the way in the Metro this season The first of four division recaps we’ll be covering involves the Avs and the Metropolitan Division. Some things have changed since the last time the Avs faced any of these teams along the East Coast, but there’s still have some very familiar faces as well. Let’s go down the o...2021
  • NHL News: Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Luoto, Matthews, and Kesler
    • NHL News: Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Luoto, Matthews, and Kesler
    Blue Jackets replace Lefebvre. Luoto on waivers. Matthews hopes to be ready for Game 1. Kesler knows his playing days are over....2021
  • NHL News: Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Luoto, Matthews, and Kesler
    • NHL News: Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Luoto, Matthews, and Kesler
    Blue Jackets replace Lefebvre. Luoto on waivers. Matthews hopes to be ready for Game 1. Kesler knows his playing days are over....2021
  • • The Cannon Cast #134: Developmental Camp, Top 25 Under 25, Elvis for Vezina
    Hockey is nearly back. The start of Columbus Blue Jackets developmental camp is underway as the prospects get ready for the tournament in Traverse City later this week. Columbus has won the tournament five times (2005, 2006, 2014, 2015, and 2018) as Cleveland Monsters head coach Mike Eaves gets set as head coach. On this week’s episode of The Cannon Cast, we get into: Developmental Camp Top 25 U...2021
  • Blue Jackets part ways with assistant Sylvain Lefebvre over COVID-19 vaccination refusal
    • Blue Jackets part ways with assistant Sylvain Lefebvre over COVID-19 vaccination refusal
    Blue Jackets replace Sylvain Lefebvre as NHL assistant over refusal to get COVID-19 vaccination. Steve McCarthy named as replacement.       ...2021

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  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
    Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week marks the start of the 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets training camp, with media day tomorrow, fitness tests on Wednesday, and on-ice testing on Thursday. A week from today, the Blue Jackets will head to Pittsburgh for the first of their eight preseason games. Later this week we will dive into the new...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Espen Knutsen deserves to be remembered for more than tragedy
    Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images The first Blue Jacket all star After a an off-season hiatus, we’re back to celebrating 20 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets by profiling 20 key players from the franchise’s history. Today we go way back to the inaugural team to salute an early star player: Espen Knutsen. Knutsen took a long path to become an NHL regular....2021
  • • Reviewing the last matchups for the Colorado Avalanche against the Metropolitan Division
    Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images Some new trends and familiar faces lead the way in the Metro this season The first of four division recaps we’ll be covering involves the Avs and the Metropolitan Division. Some things have changed since the last time the Avs faced any of these teams along the East Coast, but there’s still have some very familiar faces as well. Let’s go down the o...2021
  • • Top 25 Under 25: Zach Werenski is now the unquestioned number one defenseman on the roster
    Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images Werenski, recovered from hernia surgery, is set to be the featured defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ve been counting down the 25 highest voted players over the last five weeks. Up next: Zach Werenski #1: Zach Wer...2021
  • • Storylines to watch for as the Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for their 2021-22 Training Camp
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images For the first time in nearly a decade, the Blue Jackets are committing to a rebuild. There are several key storylines to focus on as the team begins this new era. The Blue Jackets Which goaltender will the Columbus Blue Jackets commit to for the future? The Columbus Blue Jackets have a decision to make in the next year - both Elvis ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Get the inside scoop on Adam Boqvist from Second City Hockey
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Chicago’s loss is our gain Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We have counted down the 25 highest voted players over last month and have now reached the Top 5. Up next: Adam Boqvist. #5: Adam Boqvist Voting 4th out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 5Reader ...2021
  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Kirill Marchenko, the Blue Jackets’ top Russian prospect, inches closer toward North American availability
    Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Marchenko has just one year left on his KHL contract - then the team has to convince him to come to North America Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Kirill Marchenko #10 Kirill M...2021
  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Emil Bemstrom has to find his shot
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Can he stay in the lineup this season? Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players through the second week of September. Up next: Emil Bemstrom. #11: Emil Bemstrom Voting 11th out of 38 eligible playersWr...2021
  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Upcoming season apropos opportunity for Liam Foudy to elevate his game
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Liam Foudy aims for bigger and better in ‘21-22. Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Liam Foudy. #13: Liam Foudy Voting 13th out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 15Reader...2021
  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Tyler Angle earned an entry level contract with his play for the Cleveland Monsters last season
    Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Angle led the team in points last season, showing promise despite his seventh round draft pedigree. Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Tyler Angle #17 Tyler Angle...2021

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  • • Cannon Blasts: Some familiar faces take on new roles
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Since our last Cannon Blasts, the Blue Jackets made their second big move of the offseason (the first being the return of John Davidson as president of hockey operations) by promoting assistant coach Brad Larsen to be their next head coach. I had thoughts about that. Last week, they announced a series of hires and promotio...2021
  • • What are you doing with the time you would have spent watching the Jackets in the playoffs?
    John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports I’m curious. Since 2017, the Blue Jackets have been dependable first-round staples of the Stanley Cup playoffs. That means for the last four summers, we’ve all devoted a fairly decent chunk of time to post-season playoff hockey - but not this year! This summer, we’ve earned a well-deserved break from watching the Jackets flounder through a shallow playof...2021
  • • Game 38 Preview: Can lightning strike twice for Jackets?
    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jackets need a win and they go for another in Tampa. Thursday, April 1 - 7:00 P.M. ESTAmalie Arena - Tampa, FloridaTV: Fox Sports Ohio, NHL Network, ESPN+; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Raw Charge Columbus Blue Jackets (14-15-8, 36 points, 6th Central) at Tampa Bay Lightning (24-9-2, 50 points, 1st Central) The title writes itself. Shoutout Columbus ...2021
  • • Game 38 Preview: Can lighting strike twice for Jackets?
    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jackets need a win and they go for another in Tampa. Thursday, April 1 - 7:00 P.M. ESTAmalie Arena - Tampa, FloridaTV: Fox Sports Ohio, NHL Network, ESPN+; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Raw Charge Columbus Blue Jackets (14-15-8, 36 points, 6th Central) at Tampa Bay Lightning (24-9-2, 50 points, 1st Central) The title writes itself. Shoutout Columbus ...2021
  • • Game #37 Preview: The Blue Jackets are heading to Florida, but this weekend won’t be a vacation.
    Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images First Tampa, then Miami. Tuesday, March 30 - 7:00 P.M. ESTAmalie Arena - Tampa, FloridaTV: Fox Sports Ohio, NHL Network, ESPN+; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Raw Charge Tampa Bay Lightning (34-24-8, 50 points, 1st Central) at Columbus Blue Jackets (36-13-15, 34 points, 6th Central) I won’t rehash the past weekend - partially because I didn’t watch the ga...2021
  • • Game #36 Preview: The Blue Jackets are heading to Florida, but this weekend won’t be a vacation.
    Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images First Tampa, then Miami. Tuesday, March 30 - 7:00 P.M. ESTAmalie Arena - Tampa, FloridaTV: Fox Sports Ohio, NHL Network, ESPN+; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Raw Charge Tampa Bay Lightning (34-24-8, 50 points, 1st Central) at Columbus Blue Jackets (36-13-15, 34 points, 6th Central) I won’t rehash the past weekend - partially because I didn’t watch the ga...2021
  • • Blue Jackets throw in towel on season via embarrassing sweep in Detroit
    Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images An unacceptable result The Columbus Blue Jackets entered the weekend just barely out of a playoff spot, having earned five points in four games against Carolina and with a chance to collect a crucial four points against the bottom-dwelling Detroit Red Wings. So of course the Jackets left Motown with two regulation losses and are close to being as...2021
  • • Elaine’s Mailbag : Vol. 2 - Favorites and return to play
    Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images Welcome to volume two of my monthly mailbag. Every month I solicit hockey related questions on twitter, @imaraindancer. If you don’t have twitter, feel free to leave questions in the comments of this article or email them to me at elaineshircliff@gmail.com . Remember, they don’t have to be just Columbus Blue Jackets and Clevelan...2020
  • • Jackets 20: The era of Sergei Bobrovsky
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Bob brought personality, highs and lows to CBJ - but it wasn’t made to last. How can we talk about players who impacted the club over the last 20 years and not talk about Bob? He’s easily earned his spot in the annals of CBJ history; his lengthy tenure spanned 2011-2019, seven seasons worth of holding down the net in Nationwide Arena and beyond - 21,801 min...2020
  • • Jackets 20 : Steve Mason gave the Jackets a taste of playoffs and successful goaltending
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Welcome to Jackets 20, a series which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Columbus Blue Jackets by profiling 20 of the most important players from the first two decades. Today, we profile former Calder Trophy winner Steve Mason. With the 69th pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected netminder Steve Mason of the Londo...2020

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  • • The Blue Jackets should require proof of COVID vaccination for entry to home games
    Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images Requiring proof of vaccination is an easy way to increase health safety measures at all home games. If the Blue Jackets want to continue their tradition of fun, safe, family-oriented home game experiences, a simple way to accomplish that is to require fans attending games to show proof of their COVID vaccination upon entry to Nationwide Arena. Thi...2021
  • • 2021 Traverse City Prospect Tournament Preview
    Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Hockey is back! *Editor's Note: The new commenting system will go into effect at the same time the Blue Jackets game starts this afternoon. Once the switch happens, we'll post a new open thread for people to comment on the games and test the new system.* For many in the hockey world, the Traverse City Prospect Tournament marks the start of each n...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Espen Knutsen deserves to be remembered for more than tragedy
    Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images The first Blue Jacket all star After a an off-season hiatus, we’re back to celebrating 20 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets by profiling 20 key players from the franchise’s history. Today we go way back to the inaugural team to salute an early star player: Espen Knutsen. Knutsen took a long path to become an NHL regular....2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Final thoughts on the Top 25 Under 25
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Also, dates you need to know as we get closer to the season After a summer hiatus, Cannon Blasts is back! Believe it or not, as of tomorrow we will be just a month away from the first game of the regular season. The Columbus Blue Jackets are holding a development camp this week prior to the Traverse City prospects tournament, which makes the unofficial star...2021
  • • Top 25 Under 25: Zach Werenski is now the unquestioned number one defenseman on the roster
    Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images Werenski, recovered from hernia surgery, is set to be the featured defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ve been counting down the 25 highest voted players over the last five weeks. Up next: Zach Werenski #1: Zach Wer...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Patrik Laine needs a bounce back season
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Even after a disastrous 2021 campaign, the Finnish sniper is still near the top of the list. Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Patrik Laine #2: Patrik Laine Voting 2nd ou...2021
  • • Storylines to watch for as the Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for their 2021-22 Training Camp
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images For the first time in nearly a decade, the Blue Jackets are committing to a rebuild. There are several key storylines to focus on as the team begins this new era. The Blue Jackets Which goaltender will the Columbus Blue Jackets commit to for the future? The Columbus Blue Jackets have a decision to make in the next year - both Elvis ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Jack Roslovic showed his skill in his first season for his hometown club
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Roslovic, somewhat an afterthought in the Laine-Dubois trade, had a solid first season for his hometown NHL club Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Jack Roslovic #3: Jack ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Get the inside scoop on Adam Boqvist from Second City Hockey
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Chicago’s loss is our gain Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We have counted down the 25 highest voted players over last month and have now reached the Top 5. Up next: Adam Boqvist. #5: Adam Boqvist Voting 4th out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 5Reader ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Kent Johnson has a bright future
    Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The prospect will be headed back to Michigan for 2021-2022 Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We have counted down the 25 highest voted players over last month and have now reached the Top 5. Up next: Kent Johnson. #5: Kent Johnson Voting 5th out of 38 eligible pla...2021

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  • • The Blue Jackets should require proof of COVID vaccination for entry to home games
    Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images Requiring proof of vaccination is an easy way to increase health safety measures at all home games. If the Blue Jackets want to continue their tradition of fun, safe, family-oriented home game experiences, a simple way to accomplish that is to require fans attending games to show proof of their COVID vaccination upon entry to Nationwide Arena. Thi...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
    Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week marks the start of the 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets training camp, with media day tomorrow, fitness tests on Wednesday, and on-ice testing on Thursday. A week from today, the Blue Jackets will head to Pittsburgh for the first of their eight preseason games. Later this week we will dive into the new...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Espen Knutsen deserves to be remembered for more than tragedy
    Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images The first Blue Jacket all star After a an off-season hiatus, we’re back to celebrating 20 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets by profiling 20 key players from the franchise’s history. Today we go way back to the inaugural team to salute an early star player: Espen Knutsen. Knutsen took a long path to become an NHL regular....2021
  • • Reviewing the last matchups for the Colorado Avalanche against the Metropolitan Division
    Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images Some new trends and familiar faces lead the way in the Metro this season The first of four division recaps we’ll be covering involves the Avs and the Metropolitan Division. Some things have changed since the last time the Avs faced any of these teams along the East Coast, but there’s still have some very familiar faces as well. Let’s go down the o...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Patrik Laine needs a bounce back season
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Even after a disastrous 2021 campaign, the Finnish sniper is still near the top of the list. Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Patrik Laine #2: Patrik Laine Voting 2nd ou...2021
  • • Storylines to watch for as the Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for their 2021-22 Training Camp
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images For the first time in nearly a decade, the Blue Jackets are committing to a rebuild. There are several key storylines to focus on as the team begins this new era. The Blue Jackets Which goaltender will the Columbus Blue Jackets commit to for the future? The Columbus Blue Jackets have a decision to make in the next year - both Elvis ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Jack Roslovic showed his skill in his first season for his hometown club
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Roslovic, somewhat an afterthought in the Laine-Dubois trade, had a solid first season for his hometown NHL club Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Jack Roslovic #3: Jack ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Get the inside scoop on Adam Boqvist from Second City Hockey
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Chicago’s loss is our gain Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We have counted down the 25 highest voted players over last month and have now reached the Top 5. Up next: Adam Boqvist. #5: Adam Boqvist Voting 4th out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 5Reader ...2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Eyes on Alexandre Texier for 2021-22!
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Alexandre Texier looks for consistency in 2021-22. Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest-voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Alexandre Texier. #6: Alexandre Texier Voting 6th out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 9thRea...2021
  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Jake Bean gets a change of scenery
    Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Former Hurricane and first round draft pick... Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Jake Bean #7: Jake Bean Voting 7th out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 8Reader Rank: 6Highest ...2021

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  • • The Blue Jackets should require proof of COVID vaccination for entry to home games
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  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
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  • • Jackets 20: Espen Knutsen deserves to be remembered for more than tragedy
    2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Get the inside scoop on Adam Boqvist from Second City Hockey
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins honors late Matiss Kivlenieks with newborn son's middle name
    • Columbus Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins honors late Matiss Kivlenieks with newborn son's middle name
    Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins and wife give newborn son the middle name of Matiss after Kivlenieks, who died in a July 4 fireworks incident.       ...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 131: More Top 25 Under 25, Atkinson for Voráček
    We dive deeper into our Top 25 Under 25 segment. Excitement elevates as the Columbus Blue Jackets inked a few more recent draftees with entry level contracts: Last year’s 2020 draft pick (Rd. 5, #145) Ole Julian Bjørgvik Holm ($917,500 AAV) and Cole Sillinger ($1,633,333 AAV) taken with the 12th overall pick this past July. We’ll talk about those guys, and a lot of exciting names on this week’s ed...2021
  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Stanislav Svozil, an exciting Czech talent to add depth to Blue Line
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A perfect acquisition for the defensive rebuild. #22 Stanislav Svozil Voting 22nd out of 38 eligible playersWriter Rank: 18thReader Rank: 21stHighest placement: 13th (1 vote)Most common placement: 21st (8 votes)2019 rank: N/A Biography Birthdate: January 17, 2003Birthplace: Prerov, CZEHeight: 6’0”Weight: 172 lbsPosition: DefenderShoo...2021
  • • One last salute to Cam Atkinson
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images #13 had an impact on and off the ice This NHL off season has been a very unusual one for CBJ fans. First, our assistant coach unceremoniously slips into the head coach’s spot. Then Seth Jones, our superstar defenseman (not a great last year, but good enough) decides he’s out. Then an unbelievable tragedy befell our team. So with all our top picks...2021
  • • Jarmo’s plan for rebuilding the Columbus Blue Jackets - and likely his last chance to construct a contender here
    Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Jarmo has stripped it down to the studs to start a rebuild. He’ll get a chance to remake the roster, but this likely is his last chance to build a true Stanley Cup contender in Columbus. The Columbus Blue Jackets have begun a rebuild in earnest for the first time in franchise history. The team is closing the book on the most successful run in franchise histor...2021
  • • Highlights of the 2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets schedule
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Taking a look at what lies ahead Amidst all of the hype surrounding the Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft and the beginning of free agency, the Columbus Blue Jackets released their schedule for the 2021-22 season. After two abbreviated seasons due to the pandemic, the NHL will resume its normal 82-game season, spanning once again from October to A...2021

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  • Jackets goalie Kivlenieks dies in 'tragic accident'
    Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks has died as a result of what the team said was a "tragic accident," suffering an apparent head injury in a fall. He was 24....2021
  • Kivlenieks 'died a hero' saving Merzlikins, wife
    • Kivlenieks 'died a hero' saving Merzlikins, wife
    During a memorial service, Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins said teammate Matiss Kivlenieks "died a hero" after saving him and his pregnant wife from the errant fireworks blast that killed the 24-year-old....2021
  • • Lightning prevail in Game 1 after 6 hours, 5 OTs
    Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo set an NHL playoff record with 85 saves, but it was the Lightning who won Tuesday night's five-overtime epic on a Brayden Point goal that came 150 minutes, 27 seconds into Game 1....2020
  • • MAC tourneys closed to public; Jackets games not
    In the wake of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's recommendation that sporting events at indoor facilities take place without spectators, the MAC said its postseason tournament will be closed to the general public, while the Blue Jackets will continue to host fans....2020
  • • MAC tourneys closed to public; Jackets games not
    In the wake of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's recommendation that sporting events at indoor facilities take place without spectators, the MAC said its postseason tournaments will be closed to the general public, while the Blue Jackets will continue to host fans....2020
  • • Columbus Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks remembered as 'hero' at memorial service after protecting others
    A teammate says Kivlenieks saved him, his wife, and their unborn child from July 4 fireworks tragedy...2021
  • • Matiss Kivlenieks, Blue Jackets goaltender, dies in firework accident
    Police say he was fleeing a hot tub to avoid fireworks and fell on concrete...2021
  • • Sports world reacts to Lightning-Blue Jackets five-OT thriller
    Here are the best social media reactions to the fifth game in NHL playoff history to go to a fifth overtime....2020
  • • Tortorella assails referees, NHL in postgame rant
    Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella harshly criticized game officials and after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks, at one point pounding his fist on the dais as he spoke....2019
  • Sources: Blast hit Kivlenieks at coach's house
    • Sources: Blast hit Kivlenieks at coach's house
    Sources told ESPN that Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was at the home of goalie coach Manny Legace when, according to 911 calls, he was hit in the chest by an errant firework mortar blast that ultimately killed him....2021
  • Sources: Kivlenieks accident at coach's house
    • Sources: Kivlenieks accident at coach's house
    Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was at the home of goalie coach Manny Legace when the accident that killed him happened, sources told ESPN....2021
  • • In light of Jake Muzzin injury, why do NHL refs refuse to call crosschecking?
    If the league's return-to-play protocols are followed, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of his team's qualification series against the Columbus Blue Jackets because of a casual crosscheck that has become commonplace in today's NHL. The post In light of Jake Muzzin injury, why do NHL refs refuse to call crosschecking? appeared first on TheHockeyNews....2020
  • • Matt Calvert announces he is retiring from the NHL
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche forward retires after 566 games in the NHL Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert has announced his retirement from the NHL after 10 seasons and 566 games. The 31-year-old was limited to 18 games last season with the Avalanche due to complications from post-concussion syndrome. After spending most of his career playing f...2021
  • • Point/Counterpoint: Should the Blue Jackets keep Tortorella as head coach?
    Photo by Elsa/Getty Images The best coach we’ve had...but is it enough? The Columbus Blue Jackets just completed their fourth straight trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, in that span they’ve also advanced past the first round just once. Today, two of our writers debate whether or not John Tortorella is the right coach for this team for next season and beyond. MrSwift13 Well, here we are...2020

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  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Kirill Marchenko, the Blue Jackets’ top Russian prospect, inches closer toward North American availability
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  • • Opinion: The Jackets are hiring - who are the right candidates?
    Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports ISO: Head coach, PP coach, capable center. We’ve all been watching the same Blue Jackets season, right? So we all know it’s time for some fundamental flip-ups in the team and coaching staff. I wrote a defense of John Tortorella a month ago today, and I stand by it - I don’t think he should be ousted in the middle of the season. I do believe, however, that ...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Filling the hockey void
    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images This week’s links, and more Normally I’d lead this column with a major news story regarding the Blue Jackets or the NHL, or come up with some other CBJ topic to discuss. Today, however, I’m all tapped out. All we have are rumors about when the NHL season may start, or how long it may last. Nothing is set in stone yet. It’s weird being a week into December ...2020
  • • Game #54 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets open four game homestand against Florida Panthers
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Here’s what you need to know. Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue JacketsTuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OhioTV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s Blog: Litter Box Cats Florida Panthers,@Columbus Blue Jackets, 28-16-9, 65 points, 3rd Metro, 5th East Grudge match between the Panthers and Blue Jackets this season - ...2020
  • • The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: January 30, 2020
    How does the Blue Jackets' goaltending situation affect your hockey pool? Will Kyle Palmieri's value improve with a trade? Matt Larkin answers all your fantasy hockey questions. The post The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: January 30, 2020 appeared first on TheHockeyNews....2020
  • • Catching up with SpecmenceCBJ, YouTube’s foremost Blue Jackets archivist
    Elvis Merzlikins photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images | The Cannon illustration Meet the hero who uploads all your favorite videos If you’ve ever whiled away an afternoon watching Columbus Blue Jackets videos on YouTube, you’ve almost certainly encountered the work of SpecmenceCBJ. His YouTube channel goes beyond the normal goals, hits and saves (though those are there, too) to...2020

Blue Jackets schedule, game

  • • The Blue Jackets should require proof of COVID vaccination for entry to home games
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
    2021
  • • Traverse City Open Thread and new comment testing ground
    2021
  • • 2021 Traverse City Prospect Tournament Preview
    2021
  • • Jackets 20: Espen Knutsen deserves to be remembered for more than tragedy
    2021
  • • Reviewing the last matchups for the Colorado Avalanche against the Metropolitan Division
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Final thoughts on the Top 25 Under 25
    2021
  • • Top 25 Under 25: Zach Werenski is now the unquestioned number one defenseman on the roster
    2021
  • • Storylines to watch for as the Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for their 2021-22 Training Camp
    2021
  • • CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Get the inside scoop on Adam Boqvist from Second City Hockey
    2021

Blue Jackets rumors, scandals

  • • 2021 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Dmitri Voronkov has been impressing in Russia
    Photo by GINTS IVUSKANS/AFP via Getty Images While still a few years away from joining the team, the Russian power forward has fans buzzing Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Dmitri Voronkov #16: Dmitri Voronkov Vo...2021
  • • 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Sasha Pastujov a solid scorer, possibly a later round selection?
    Photo by Donny DiCaprio/NHLI via Getty Images Sounds like the skating needs work, but he can score. We are less than a month away from the 2021 NHL Entry Draft (July 23-24), so it’s time to start researching the prospects likely to be selected in the first round. The Columbus Blue Jackets currently hold three picks in that round: #5, #24, and #30 or #31. Sasha Pastujov Position: Left Wing ...2021
  • • Blue Jackets offseason rumor roundup
    Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Lot’s of smoke, but no fire yet... With the hiring of new head coach Brad Larsen, the Columbus Blue Jackets have checked the first item off of their offseason to-do list. Apparently, it was always going to be Larsen. Now that the easy work is over, the real challenges are now at the forefront. It’d be an understatement to say this is a HUGE offseason for the t...2021
  • • John Tortorella leaves a complicated legacy in Columbus
    Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Torts and CBJ made a mutual parting on Sunday There some similarities between the 2015-16 and 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets seasons. Both were derailed early and never recovered, with the team struggling to string together wins. The longest win streak in 2015-16 was three games (twice), while this season never reached that mark. Both teams were below l...2021
  • • Recap: Despite Bemstrom’s hat trick, Blue Jackets fall in overtime again
    Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Third period hat trick was refreshing, but not enough The Columbus Blue Jackets faced the Nashville Predators at home during First Responders Night starting off this final week of the regular season. Nashville has clawed their way back into the playoffs, with just three points ahead of the Dallas Stars. The goalie match-up featured Elvis Merzlikins versus ...2021
  • • Jackets20: An ode to Artemi Panarin, the most talented skater to ever wear the Columbus Blue Jackets uniform
    Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The 2016 Calder Trophy winner was traded here in 2017 and put up the two best seasons in team history. The Columbus Blue Jackets shocked the National Hockey League in June 2017 when they traded Brandon Saad and Anton Forsberg to the Chicago Blackhawks for Artemi Panarin and Tyler Motte. Panarin had won the 2016 Calder Trophy and had posted 151 points in his fi...2021
  • • Game #51 Preview: Battle of the Bottoms tonight at Nationwide
    Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Let’s end this winless streak already Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena - Columbus, OhioTV: Bally Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Winging it in Motown Detroit Red Wings (17-25-8, 42 points, 7nd Central) at Columbus Blue Jackets (15-25-10, 40 points, 8th Central) The Blue Jackets will host the Detroit Red Wings today at Nationwid...2021
  • • Let’s talk about the Blue Jackets’ broadcasts
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Let’s step away from the hockey for a moment. When my son was eight in 2013, we took him to his first Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Area. The arena was beautiful, and I remember all the new sights, smells, and sounds. We could feel the cold air as we rushed up the stairs, past the escalator, and peered over the gleaming ice. Up close, the player...2021
  • • Game #49 Preview: Jackets stumble into Tampa to take on Savard and the Lightning
    Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Here's what you need to know Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00 ESTAmalie Arena - Tampa, FLTV: Bally Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Raw Charge Columbus Blue Jackets (15-24-9, 39 points, 8th Central) at Tampa Bay Lightning (30-14-2, 62 points, 3rd Central) With an overall record of 3-2-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, the Columbus ...2021
  • • Game #47 Recap: Sloppy second sinks skaters, stretches struggle streak to six
    Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images Blue Jackets fall in the first leg of a back-to-back The Columbus Blue Jackets lost their sixth straight game on Monday night, falling 4-2 to the Florida Panthers. In some ways it was the ideal result: a good effort from the visitors, but in the end another regulation loss which puts the team closer to a high draft pick. There was the usual...2021

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