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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
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode #133: COVID-19 protocols, Olympics, Top 25 Under 25
    The NHL had a busy past few days. We’re weeks away from the official start of Columbus Blue Jackets training camp and as we get closer to the start of the 2021-22 hockey season, the NHL and NHLPA have been busy hammering out the details of the next season ahead and more. On this week’s episode of The Cannon Cast, we get into: Finalized COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22 season Going back to the Olym...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 132: Jody Shelley joins the podcast!
    Blue Jackets broadcaster Jody Shelley gets us hyped for the upcoming season. Emmy Award winner, and Bally Sports Broadcaster, Jody Shelley made his debut on the The Cannon Cast to provide us with the latest on the Columbus Blue Jackets. On this week’s episode, we get into: Thoughts on the new coaching staff? How much can systems vary between coaches in the NHL? Which acquisitions do you think wil...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
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 130: New CBJ signees, Top 25 Under 25
    New week, new signings! More news over the last week as the Columbus Blue Jackets came to terms on a couple deals. Forward Zac Rinaldo is in the fold for upcoming season on a one-year deal (750,000 AAV). The Jackets also inked a three-year entry-level deal for Stanislav Svozil $2,775,000 (925,000) AAV. Svozil was drafted with the 69th (nice) pick in the third round of the 2021 NHL Draft. It won't...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 129: Andrew Peeke, a peak into the future, Jarmo’s last dance?
    We look into the Blue Jackets now and Peeke into the future. The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed another key player in Andrew Peeke on the blue line and look to be about ready for training camp next month. On this edition of The Cannon Cast we get into: Andrew Peeke’s deal and projecting Blue Jackets D-parings A look into the Blue Jackets future Jarmo’s last dance? And much more! Our theme music...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 128: Werenski, Jenner, Kuraly oh my!
    Blue Jackets ink a homegrown star! Columbus made more headlines last week with a couple notable signings, headlined by that of star defenseman Zach Werenski. On this week’s episode of The Cannon Cast we dive into: The importance of Werenski staying in Columbus for the next seven seasons (2:24) Sean Kuraly into the fold (10:33) “Captain” Boone Jenner? (18:35) And so much more! Our theme music is...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 127: Blue Jackets make waves during NHL Draft Weekend
    We try to pronounce names of the CBJ future! Well then! Featuring a week which started with the Expansion Draft last Wednesday and culminated with the NHL Draft on Saturday, the fan base of the Columbus Blue Jackets felt the rollercoaster of emotions. This episode gets into so much including the end of the Seth Jones saga, a very good draft, and so much more including: Seattle Kraken surprise wit...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
  • • Cannon Blasts: Loyalty was a lie
    Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images Wrapping up a week that saw a dramatic overhaul of the Blue Jackets’ depth chart For at least two years now, the narrative looming over the Columbus Blue Jackets is that — for a combination of factors — they struggle to retain top talent. It defines their reputation around the league, as reflected in this tweet from The Athletic’s Montreal writer: ...2021
  • • 2021 Player Review: Free (Kevin) Stenlund!
    James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Stenlund always seems to do big things when he gets a chance to play. Kevin Stenlund’s next NHL game will be his 69th career game! Nice. When it comes to Stenlund, he seems to be a guy who does what you want on the ice but never really gets the opportunity to stick for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since entering the league in 2018-19 he’s never played mo...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 121: Domi to miss time, marketing needs to be better
    Trying to fix the Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets got bad news last week when it was announced they would be without another top-six forward for the start of next season due to off-season shoulder surgery for Max Domi. On this week's edition of The Cannon Cast we touch upon: Max Domi Marketing needs to improve A favorite endorsement for coach? And much more! And now, a thread that I ...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Some offseason/postseason questions
    Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Some topics to debate, and more of this week’s links As the Columbus Blue Jackets offseason continues, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, I have some burning questions and topics to discuss: What impact will John Davidson’s return have? The big news of the last week is the return of John Davidson as President of Hockey Operations for the Blue Jac...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Checking in on some prospects
    Photo by Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images Plus, meet some new writers! The Columbus Blue Jackets are bad now, so let’s look on the bright side with some updates on the top prospects: First, 2019 seventh round pick Tyler Angle signed his entry level contract, effective beginning next season. He scored 67 points in 62 games with the Windsor Spitfires last season, but with the OHL indefinit...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Max Domi is finding his game, finally
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Of the many Blue Jackets to struggle in the first two months of the season, none was more disappointing than Max Domi. Domi was acquired because of his ability (and desire) to play center, but had been shifted to wing to get his game going, and then stuck with bottom 6 minutes as his production failed to material...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Boone Jenner should be on the trade block
    Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports A pot full of golden links, and a St. Patrick’s Day treat at the end With less than a month until April 12’s trade deadline, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves stuck in fifth place in the Central, four points behind Chicago with one more game played. By points percentage, they are in sixth place, 0.17 points behind Dallas. There is still time for the te...2021
  • • Part II: The conclusion. Goalies have to be better, perfect
    Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Issues are magnified when you have to be perfect. My last article was an attempt to dive into the defensive issues surrounding the Columbus Blue Jackets and goaltenders. Since that article on Feb. 19, the Blue Jackets are 2-6-1, and obviously a recent five-game losing streak is responsible for some ugly numbers. Over that span Columbus has allowed 28 g...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: The best and worst of the last month
    Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links I wasn’t able to do a full Month in Review for the month of February, so instead here’s an abbreviated review featuring the best and worst players for February and the first week of March: Three Stars Third Star: Boone Jenner In Saturday’s preview, elpalito laid out the case for this being one of the best seas...2021

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  • • 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
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 93: Max Domi talks to us about joining the Blue Jackets and living with Type 1 Diabetes
    Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A conversation with one of the newest Blue Jackets. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so we were approached with an opportunity to interview newly acquired forward Max Domi to discuss his experiences living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), and to get his thoughts about joining the Columbus Blue Jackets. Type 1 Diabetes is an auto...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: What we’re thankful for
    Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports That and more of this week’s links 2020 has been a trying year for everyone, and it appears some of the difficulties will continue through the holidays and into 2021. COVID fatigue is very real, and I find that it’s hitting me hard lately. I’m sad that the traditional gatherings with my extended family over the holidays have been canceled. One of my primary di...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: The Blue Jackets have a new sponsor; let’s talk pizza
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Something that got a little bit lost in the shuffle of the trades and signings of two weeks ago was another big signing made by the Columbus Blue Jackets organization: BREAKING: The newest member of the #CBJ - @JetsPizza! pic.twitter.com/GPKYLSppHn— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 8, 2020 Jet’s ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Hockey news continues at a tantalizingly slow drip
    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links As spring turns to summer, my desperation for live sports only intensifies. Sure, there’s NASCAR and golf and Korean baseball, but it’s not the same as watching my favorite teams play. I was excited when the NHL announced their Return to Play format - as were most SB Nation NHL fans - but as the comments on that post pointed ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: The NHL’s playoff proposal is good for the Blue Jackets
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links After weeks of speculation, we finally got an official proposal from the NHL for an expanded playoff: As per @FriedgeHNIC and @reporterchris, the NHL and NHLPA are working on various Stanley Cup Playoff scenarios. Here's what a 24-team, conference-based setup with a play-in round could potentially look like.Thoughts? Details...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts Open Thread 4/13: A salute to bread
    No, not this kind of Bread | Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Tonight marks three weeks since Governor Mike DeWine’s Stay-At-Home order went into effect. Therefore, this marks the beginning of the fourth straight week I’m working from home. In some ways it feels like a year, in other ways it feels like yesterday. Time has lost all meaning. But ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: What to do during the bye week
    Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links After surging to a 16-2-4 record in their last 22 games, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a much-deserved break. The players who carried the load can rest up, and those that have been injured can continue to heal. In the meantime, what the heck are we supposed to do this week? Here are some ideas: Admire some art! I ofte...2020

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  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 130: New CBJ signees, Top 25 Under 25
    New week, new signings! More news over the last week as the Columbus Blue Jackets came to terms on a couple deals. Forward Zac Rinaldo is in the fold for upcoming season on a one-year deal (750,000 AAV). The Jackets also inked a three-year entry-level deal for Stanislav Svozil $2,775,000 (925,000) AAV. Svozil was drafted with the 69th (nice) pick in the third round of the 2021 NHL Draft. It won't...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 127: Blue Jackets make waves during NHL Draft Weekend
    We try to pronounce names of the CBJ future! Well then! Featuring a week which started with the Expansion Draft last Wednesday and culminated with the NHL Draft on Saturday, the fan base of the Columbus Blue Jackets felt the rollercoaster of emotions. This episode gets into so much including the end of the Seth Jones saga, a very good draft, and so much more including: Seattle Kraken surprise wit...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Loyalty was a lie
    Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images Wrapping up a week that saw a dramatic overhaul of the Blue Jackets’ depth chart For at least two years now, the narrative looming over the Columbus Blue Jackets is that — for a combination of factors — they struggle to retain top talent. It defines their reputation around the league, as reflected in this tweet from The Athletic’s Montreal writer: ...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 126: Who’s Columbus exposing for Seattle and who’s available for Columbus in the NHL Draft
    Who stays, who goes. It’s Draft week with the NHL Expansion Draft Wednesday night and the NHL Entry Draft starting Friday night. The Columbus Blue Jackets unveiled their list of players to be exposed for the Seattle Kraken to decide from. We also talk prospects in this weekend's draft for whom the Jackets will select from. On this episode of The Cannon Cast we get into: Max Domi heading west? (2:...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 125: Brotherly reunion? Expansion draft, Dingers!
    The moment of (expansion draft) truth is nearly upon us. We’re quickly approaching the NHL Expansion Draft (July 21) and that means the Columbus Blue Jackets have decisions to make in terms of who to protect and leave exposed for the Seattle Kraken to choose from. We also talk about the big trade in hockey yesterday, and how that might impact the Blue Jackets. On this episode of The Cannon Cast we...2021
  • • Off-season mode: Where the Blue Jackets go from here?
    Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images For a team with a lot on their plate, the answer of where to go? Start simple, build up the foundation through the draft. It’s tough to think about hockey-related matters so soon after the tragic passing of Matiss Kivlenieks. If you haven’t heard this week’s edition of The Cannon Cast, Elaine Shircliff shared stories and memories of Kivlenieks from her...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 123: Fixing Blue Jackets marketing, new roles, Jack Eichel
    How would you fix the Blue Jackets? The Columbus Blue Jackets spent the last week making front office moves while simultaneously trying to put their finger on exactly what needs changed moving forward. On this episode of The Cannon Cast we get into: Improving the Blue Jackets marketing, making the organization more desirable 2:43 Rick Nash’s new role 23:14 Who do the Blue Jackets expose for th...2021
  • • 2021 Player Review: Free (Kevin) Stenlund!
    James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Stenlund always seems to do big things when he gets a chance to play. Kevin Stenlund’s next NHL game will be his 69th career game! Nice. When it comes to Stenlund, he seems to be a guy who does what you want on the ice but never really gets the opportunity to stick for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since entering the league in 2018-19 he’s never played mo...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
  • • Cannon Blasts: Loyalty was a lie
    Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images Wrapping up a week that saw a dramatic overhaul of the Blue Jackets’ depth chart For at least two years now, the narrative looming over the Columbus Blue Jackets is that — for a combination of factors — they struggle to retain top talent. It defines their reputation around the league, as reflected in this tweet from The Athletic’s Montreal writer: ...2021
  • • 2021 Player Review: Free (Kevin) Stenlund!
    James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Stenlund always seems to do big things when he gets a chance to play. Kevin Stenlund’s next NHL game will be his 69th career game! Nice. When it comes to Stenlund, he seems to be a guy who does what you want on the ice but never really gets the opportunity to stick for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since entering the league in 2018-19 he’s never played mo...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Coping with a rebuild, and the case for a reload
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links An already uncertain offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets became even more chaotic over Memorial Day weekend with the news that Seth Jones was not interested in negotiating an extension with the team at this time, and wanted to test free agency when his contract expires next summer. Unlike 2018-19, when pendin...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Welcome to the off-season
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links The season was just 56 games over four months, but somehow it feels like it dragged on. Either way, I’m exhausted from it and glad that it’s over. We can turn the page on the 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets and look ahead to the off-season, where GM Jarmo Kekalainen will once again attempt to tweak the roster to get t...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Some individual milestones to watch for down the stretch
    Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links The Columbus Blue Jackets were officially eliminated from playoff contention with their loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday, their eighth straight. While the team is just playing for draft position at this point, there are some individual marks that we should be on the lookout for in the final two weeks: Jack R...2021
  • • Just have fun with it — Making the most of where things are for Blue Jackets
    Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Don’t sweat the small stuff, just have fun with the rest of the hockey season. What is there to say about this year’s Columbus Blue Jackets? I think we’ve pretty much said everything there is, ad nauseam on The Cannon Cast. (Heard everywhere you get your podcasts, remember to subscribe, rate, and share! That’s why it was so refreshing to hear from ole pal...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Checking in on some prospects
    Photo by Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images Plus, meet some new writers! The Columbus Blue Jackets are bad now, so let’s look on the bright side with some updates on the top prospects: First, 2019 seventh round pick Tyler Angle signed his entry level contract, effective beginning next season. He scored 67 points in 62 games with the Windsor Spitfires last season, but with the OHL indefinit...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

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  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
    2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 131: More Top 25 Under 25, Atkinson for Voráček
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Loyalty was a lie
    2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 125: Brotherly reunion? Expansion draft, Dingers!
    2021
  • • Off-season mode: Where the Blue Jackets go from here?
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Coping with a rebuild, and the case for a reload
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  • • Cannon Blasts: Welcome to the off-season
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Checking in on some prospects
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  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 107: Torts on hot seat? Struggles continue, Wings & Stars on tap
    It’s gettin hot in herre. The Columbus Blue Jackets have really hit the skids, dropping two more to the Predators in Nashville over the weekend and five-consecutive overall. Now they’ll face the Red Wings at home for a Tuesday night puck drop. Detroit is only four points behind Columbus as things are appearing dire as ever in CBJ land. We delve into all of this and more on this week’s edition of ...2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 101: Blue Jackets hit win column, ‘Z’ fights best friend
    Wins are good. After a rough start to the season in Nashville, the Blue Jackets finally hit the win column for the first time with a victory at the Red Wings on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! It was good seeing the offense maybe begin to hit their stride including goals from Pierre-Luc Dubois, Alexandre Texier, and Oliver Bjorkstrand. On this edition of The Cannon Cast we talk about: Thoughts on t...2021

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  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 73: CIHC Executive Director John Haferman
    This week we talked with CIHC Executive Director, and Willie O’Ree nominee, John Haferman. This week on The Cannon Cast, we talked with Columbus Ice Hockey Club Executive Director, John Haferman. You’ll probably remember a few weeks ago we talked to CIHC President Mike Watson, and he recommended we talk with John as well! Some of our conversation touched upon: How John got started with the CIHC? ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: The NHL’s playoff proposal is good for the Blue Jackets
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  • • Cannon Blasts: The Blue Jackets are the most underdog franchise in the NHL
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week’s theme at SB Nation is underdogs. The concept is one of the most popular in sports: everyone loves to see it when an athlete or team overcomes great obstacles or overwhelming odds to achieve success. Think of Leicester City coming out of nowhere to win the Premier League. Or University of Maryland - Baltimore County ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: NHL players speak out, but the Blue Jackets remain silent
    Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links The big news in the sports world this week was the widespread postponement of games across North American sports leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, and NHL. These postponements were the result of player-led protests in response to the violence in Wisconsin this week, following the police shooting of a Black...2020
  • • Schedule and times for first round series vs. Tampa, plus more Cannon Blasts
    Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images That and more from this week Your Columbus Blue Jackets are OFFICIALLY in the playoffs now! After a hard-fought five game series victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the qualifying round, the Jackets now advance to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. You may remember a little something about the Jackets sweep...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Loyalty was a lie
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  • • Korpi-solid, but can’t score, too
    Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images Toronto evens best-of-five series with Columbus after 2-0 win. On the heels of his first-career playoff start, and becoming just the 14th goaltender to pitch a shutout in a first-career playoff start, Joonas Korpisalo just wanted to give his team a chance at a 2-0 series advantage before things shift — figuratively — to Columbus skating as t...2020
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 58: FOX Sports Ohio’s Brian Giesenschlag joins The Cast!
    FOX Sports Ohio’s Brian Giesenschlag joined The Cannon Cast this week to give us his thoughts on the Blue Jackets and much more. We had another fun episode this week as FOX Sports Ohio’s Brian Giesenschlag was kind enough to join us! In this episode, we discuss: Brian’s viewpoint on the Blue Jackets — so far — from the 2019-20 season His insight on the Reds and the buzz surrounding the club Wha...2020
  • • The Untouchables: Who should the Blue Jackets NOT trade?
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images You have to give to get, but you also need to build around a core Since the season ended, much discussion here in the comment section and on Twitter is how the Columbus Blue Jackets can add another player or two to allow this roster to take the next step. Anyone picked in this year’s draft won’t contribute this season. There is no prospect waiting to b...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: What’s your favorite rivalry?
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week, SB Nation continues its coverage of sports rivalries which began last week. Today, we want to hear from you about your favorite rivalries. Which do you most enjoy to watch? Or, which sports teams do you hate the most? For me, you can’t beat Ohio State-Michigan. I have room in my heart for lots ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Reactions to the NHL’s return to play announcement
    Worst. Zoom meeting. Ever. | Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Before we get started, I hope everyone had a safe weekend. Columbus was one of many cities across the country to hold protests against police brutality. A state of emergency was declared for downtown on Saturday afternoon, and an overnight curfew was enforced both Saturday and last night. I...2020
  • • The goaltenders: Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo are healthy; what should the crease look like going forward?
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images The Jackets have a big decision to make this summer. Joonas Korpisalo returned from his torn meniscus on February 24th. Scheduled to back up Elvis Merzlikins, he was forced into duty as Elvis was knocked out. In his first five games back (including that Ottawa game), Korpisalo is 2-2-1, allowing 14 goals and posting two games below a .900 save percent...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Welcome to the offseason
    Photo by Elsa/Getty Images We start to break down this season and look ahead to next season If I told you back in October that the 2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets would end their season at the latest date in franchise history, you would have been thrilled. If I said this was August 19, you’d be confused. It was a wild ride inside the Toronto bubble, but it came to an end way too soon. The Jacket...2020
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 67: Talking Blue Jackets Stanley Cup Playoffs
    Are there Zoom Stanley Cup celebrations in our near future? Is the NHL back? It certainly sounds like there’s a good opportunity for games this summer to conclude the 2019-20 season. A proposed 24-team playoff, featuring your Columbus Blue Jackets, appears close to being signed, sealed, and approved very soon! In this week’s episode of The Cannon Cast we discuss: The return of hockey? A playoff s...2020

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  • • 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

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  • • Cannon Blasts: New beginnings in Columbus as training camp begins
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Final thoughts on the Top 25 Under 25
    2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode #133: COVID-19 protocols, Olympics, Top 25 Under 25
    2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 129: Andrew Peeke, a peak into the future, Jarmo’s last dance?
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Loyalty was a lie
    2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 126: Who’s Columbus exposing for Seattle and who’s available for Columbus in the NHL Draft
    2021
  • • Off-season mode: Where the Blue Jackets go from here?
    2021
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 122: With Larsen installed, here’s what we’re hoping for, extra NHL nuggets + playoffs
    The Blue Jackets have a new head coach. We discuss. Surely the Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t going to pin their rebuild, or retooling efforts, whatever you want to call it upon Brad Larson to lead the charge. But here we are. On this episode of The Cannon Cast we get into: Brad Larsen is the new coach 1:10 Larsen addressing criticisms head on, players seem to support him, and Larsen might rela...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Coping with a rebuild, and the case for a reload
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  • • Sorting through Blue Jackets’ list of coaching candidates
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images Jarmo has a grocery list long of potential coaching candidates to sort through. The Columbus Blue Jackets off-season looks to be off to a nice start with the recent re-hiring of President John Davidson. Davidson of course was let go by the New York Rangers a few weeks ago, which stunned everyone in hockey, and though the official reasoning behind...2021

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  • • Jarmo’s next move? Torts, and safe is death
    Photo by Elsa/Getty Images I’m ready to see the Blue Jackets attack the trade market, or draft the next mega offensive star. JUST FIND SOME OFFENSE. It’s almost October, maybe one of the best months of the year! For selfish reasons, it’s my birthday month, the MLB playoffs will get underway, and soon, the NHL off-season headlined by the draft and free-agency. Yeah, the latter part of that is we...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: The NHL’s playoff proposal is good for the Blue Jackets
    2020
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 59: The Tiger King Cast
    A special episode with a pop culture twist. Lack of hockey can make a person do crazy things like binge watch the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” in under a day. We are those people. So, today we bring you a special episode of “The Cannon Cast” dedicated to the shockingly wild Netflix documentary, not mockumentary, Tiger King. In this episode, we discuss: Why we even started watching the seven-...2020
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 58: FOX Sports Ohio’s Brian Giesenschlag joins The Cast!
    2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Let’s re-align the NHL
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week, in a different part of the internet, some friends and I were discussing ways to fix the NHL’s playoff system. On one hand, it has succeeded in creating compelling first round match-ups and strengthening rivalries in the new divisions. On the other hand, this season has revealed the current imbalance between divisions...2020

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