As a hockey fan, I love digging up nuggets about players who interest me. What makes them tick off the ice? What hobbies do they enjoy? It makes for great water-cooler conversation and humanizes them to me. Sometimes we think of athletes as these super people who never make mistakes and are just programmed to
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Alex Ovechkin has said he doesn’t plan to finish his hockey career with the Washington Capitals. Who else would he consider playing for? Elsewhere, in efforts to cut costs, would the New York Islanders actually consider buying out Jordan Eberle? Finally, how will the Columbus Blue Jackets replace Gustav Nyquist
Columbus Blue Jackets winger Gustav Nyquist has undergone surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to need five to six months to recover. In addition to repairing a torn labrum, a cyst was surgically removed. Gustav Nyquist, Columbus Blue Jackets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Interestingly, the surgery occurred just hours after your
The NHL’s 2020-21 schedule is not yet set. Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen may do some more wheeling and dealing. First-line center Pierre-Luc Dubois is still a restricted free agent, as is top-four defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov. None of that has stopped our intrepid Blue Jackets columnists from making their opening night roster predictions.
With the activity of the NHL offseason slowing down considerably, the Blue Jackets have done quite a bit to reshape their team, but still have a ways to go before the 2020-21 season starts, whenever that may be. The Columbus Blue Jackets addressed the need for centers by acquiring Max Domi and signing veteran forward
Many in the hockey world myself included thought the Columbus Blue Jackets were on the verge of something big. It was easy to see why. In advance of the opening of NHL Free Agency, the Blue Jackets traded two of their defensemen for what seemed like pennies on the dollar. Ryan Murray went to New
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenceman Ryan Murray to the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in 2021. This move followed the earlier buyout of 26-year-old forward Alexander Wennberg and the trade of defenceman Markus Nutivaara to the Florida Panthers. With those moves, they cleared a total of $11.1 million in cap space.
The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Max Domi and a 2020 third round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Josh Anderson. The 25-year old Domi was drafted 12th overall in the first round of the 2013 draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. He is an RFA. The 26-year old Anderson was drafted 95th overall in
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news the San Jose Sharks have three pretty serious questions to answer. Meanwhile, there is talk Alex Pietrangelo might have eyes on a particular team in free agency and it’s not the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Edmonton Oilers have decided not to buy out anyone and a long-time
We have reached part seven of our Columbus Blue Jackets Trading Partners series. In case you missed part six, we took a look at the Ottawa Senators. The offseason in Vancouver will be fascinating to watch from a distance. They just pushed the Vegas Golden Knights to the brink in the playoffs. Thanks to a
With the 2019-20 NHL season firmly in the rearview mirror for the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s time we turn our attention to the upcoming offseason. It will be a bit strange, since it’s in the fall and it’s shorter than usual, but the feel is that Columbus is ready to make a move to shake
The Columbus Blue Jackets had an impressive playoff showing in 2020, despite technically bowing out in the first round. They dispatched an offensively loaded Toronto Maple Leafs team in the play-ins and forced the best out of the Stanley Cup favorite Tampa Bay Lightning in their five-game series before ultimately losing out. They were carried
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t make excuses for anything. That isn’t changing anytime soon just because they’re tired. You’ve seen the Blue Jackets insane schedule of late. They’ve played 31 periods in the last two weeks which includes eight games where three of those have gone to overtime. One of those games of course was
It’s now an uphill battle for the Columbus Blue Jackets after losing Game 3 by a score of 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In this best-of-seven series, it takes four wins. And they now need three wins with only four games remaining. A lack of production from the power play was a key factor. An extended 5-on-3
Is a 3-0 lead the new “most dangerous lead in hockey”? For the second straight night, a team lost a three-goal lead, then lost the game in OT. This time it was the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Columbus Blue Jackets to force a deciding Game 5 in their Qualifying Round series. The Blue Jackets had three
As the Boston Bruins returned to exhibition action Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, many questions lingered. How would the club deal with the absence of Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase? How would the players perform following the extended layoff? After an ugly 60 minutes resulted in a 4-1 loss, some questions have been
The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday night in Toronto. Let’s discuss our five things we learned from this game. 1. Liam Foudy Didn’t Look Out of Place All eyes were on Liam Foudy. Coach John Tortorella said he was going to play, but wasn’t sure which line he’d start on.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to settle into Toronto. The team arrived on Sunday into the bubble in advance of their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. But before we get to that series, the Blue Jackets will make final preparations. They have multiple practice days upcoming. They also have one of the