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Blue Jackets' Johansen throws out Reds first pitch

Blue Jackets' Johansen throws out Reds first pitch

NHL.com Updated Aug 24
Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen threw out the first pitch before the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ballpark on Monday. "It was great. I got to know a few of the guys," Johansen told FOX Sports Ohio. "We ...
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  • Vermette’s stay in Chicago was short but very, very sweet

    Vermette’s stay in Chicago was short but very, very sweet

    As Antoine Vermette made his way through the mass of humanity in the cramped visitor’s dressing room at Amalie Arena after Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, he was unfailingly polite. “Sorry for the sweat,” he said as he brushed up against people on his …
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign left wing Paul Bittner to 3-year ent…

    Columbus Blue Jackets sign left wing Paul Bittner to 3-year entry level contract

    NHL.com Aug 20
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Paul Bittner to a three-year entry level contract. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen made the announcement Thursday. Bittner was the team's second-round pick, 38th overall, in th...
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  • Christian Ehrhoff dance continues, as Blue Jackets tap their fe…

    Christian Ehrhoff dance continues, as Blue Jackets tap their feet

    yahoo.com Aug 17
    When Christian Ehrhoff signed his one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins last summer, the plan was pretty obvious: Earn some money, inflate some stats and then cash in this offseason. Well, it didn’t exactly go according to plan: He was limited to 4…
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  • Kane's lawyer lashes out; Briere's influence; Burke in Ireland …

    Kane's lawyer lashes out; Briere's influence; Burke in Ireland (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 17
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • Columbus Blue Jackets past and p…
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  • Why is Brandon Saad’s nickname ‘Man-Child’?

    Why is Brandon Saad’s nickname ‘Man-Child’?

    Long before he was a man-child in the NHL, Brandon Saad was a 15-year-old kid who was terrorizing goalies in youth hockey in Pittsburgh, dreaming of one day playing in the same league as his heroes, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Bob Mainhardt recalls…
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  • Who is the Blue Jackets' most important player?

    Who is the Blue Jackets' most important player?

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    Who is the Blue Jackets' most important player?
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  • Blue Jackets prospect Peter Quenneville looking to land contrac…

    Blue Jackets prospect Peter Quenneville looking to land contract overseas

    One season after captaining the Brandon Wheat Kings to a WHL-best 53-win, 114-point season, Peter Quenneville is looking to take his game across the pond. Rumors surfaced Monday that Quenneville, 21, was seeking a contract in Finland after his agency, 2…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Columbus Blue Jackets from A to…

    Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Columbus Blue Jackets from A to Z

    yahoo.com Aug 9
    (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams…
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  • Blue Jackets first-round pick Zach Werenski heading back to NCA…

    Blue Jackets first-round pick Zach Werenski heading back to NCAA

    The Columbus Blue Jackets made Zach Werenski the eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft, but the 18-year-old defenseman won’t be suiting up in Ohio quite yet. Instead of playing for the Blue Jackets in 2015-16, Werenski will instead return to the NCAA, w…
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  • Blue Jackets loan goaltender Dansk to Swedish league

    Blue Jackets loan goaltender Dansk to Swedish league

    NHL.com Aug 6
    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have loaned goaltender Oscar Dansk to Rögle BK in Sweden’s top professional league, the Swedish Hockey League, for the 2015-16 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Dansk, 21,...
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  • Why Christian Ehrhoff could shift the NHL’s power balance – ser…

    Why Christian Ehrhoff could shift the NHL’s power balance – seriously

    Dare I whisper the NHL off-season has…quieted down? A signing, re-signing, hiring, firing or retirement probably happened in the time it took to write this sentence. It’s been that kind of summer. Seriously, though, we’ve reached the point at which most…
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  • Matthew Tkachuk and the boys of summer headline The Hot List

    Matthew Tkachuk and the boys of summer headline The Hot List

    A Hot List in the middle of summer? Why not? There’s plenty of prospects on the ice right now, what with Canada hosting teams in Calgary and Team USA defending home ice in Lake Placid. From world junior prep to Ivan Hlinka tryouts for Canada’s under-18s…
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  • The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    For the past week, the Toronto Blue Jays have owned the sports news cycle thanks to the club’s big time acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price ahead of the MLB trade deadline. There’s one problem, though: there’s a possibility that neither trad…
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  • Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit …

    Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit ‘low-ball’ offer

    Christian Ehrhoff took a one-year, $4 million dollar contract from the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2014-15 season, turning down more money because he wanted the chance to win. In 2015-16, he might have to take whatever he can get. According to the Colum…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blueline buzz as free agency continues

    Rumor Roundup: Blueline buzz as free agency continues

    The Columbus Blue Jackets could add a veteran defenseman before the start of 2015-16. Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports sources claiming Jackets management have had discussions with free-agent blueliner Christian Ehrhoff, who’s coming off…
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Parity in the modern-day NHL creates such a delicate balance between teams that one year’s powerhouse is the next year’s dud, and vice versa. Just ask the Colorado Avalanche, who went from Central Division champs to out of the playoffs, or the Calgary F…
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  • NHL retiree Gilbert Brule signs one-year deal with KHL’s Zagreb

    NHL retiree Gilbert Brule signs one-year deal with KHL’s Zagreb

    Gilbert Brule didn’t pan out how the Columbus Blue Jackets hoped when the club selected the winger sixth overall in 2005 and he announced his NHL retirement in 2014. But Brule suited up this past season in the KHL, and he’s set to play again next season…
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  • Blue Jackets pin last season on 'bad luck': report

    Blue Jackets pin last season on 'bad luck': report

    NHL.com Jul 19
    The Columbus Blue Jackets have been active this summer with designs on returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after finishing 11th in the Eastern Conference last season. All they need is better luck staying healthy. The Blue Jackets led the ...
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  • Rich Peverley still unsure about NHL future as free agent

    Rich Peverley still unsure about NHL future as free agent

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Rich Peverley hasn’t played on NHL game since March 10, 2014. That’s when he collapsed on the Dallas Stars bench in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and was treated in the hallway to the locker room for “a cardiac event.” Medical personnel gave …
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  • Brandon Saad sees 'recipe for success' with Blue Jackets

    Brandon Saad sees 'recipe for success' with Blue Jackets

    yahoo.com Jul 15
    Expectations? The Columbus Blue Jackets certainly have a few. Last season didn’t go in favor of the Blue Jackets, a year removed from a memorable run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs where they put a scare into the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 1. It seemed e…
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  • Stars, Sabres, Blue Jackets pursuing Oduya: report

    Stars, Sabres, Blue Jackets pursuing Oduya: report

    NHL.com Jul 13
    The Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets are among the teams attempting to sign unrestricted free agent defenseman Johnny Oduya, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Oduya, 33, played the past three-plus seasons with the ...
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  • Japan’s Nana Fujimoto eyes NWHL spot at international free agen…

    Japan’s Nana Fujimoto eyes NWHL spot at international free agent camp

    Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they had invited winger Yushiroh Hirano to prospect camp, while defenseman Ryo Hashimoto was set to attend Columbus Blue Jackets camp. But it’s unlikely either has as good a chance as Nana Fujimoto of making i…
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  • Are Bowman’s 2015-16 Blackhawks better than the Cup winners?

    Are Bowman’s 2015-16 Blackhawks better than the Cup winners?

    Hall of Famer Steve Shutt once famously had this description of how Scotty Bowman’s players felt about him: “You hated him 364 days of the year, and on the 365th day you got your Stanley Cup ring.” Ken Dryden wrote in his book, The Game, that, “Scotty B…
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  • Davidson says Blue Jackets 'have to prove it': report

    Davidson says Blue Jackets 'have to prove it': report

    NHL.com Jul 13
    Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson is pleased with the additions made this summer, but realizes they must translate into success on the ice. The Blue Jackets failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs last se...
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 01:16

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from the NHL, including a superhero-like diving goal from Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie.
  • Video - Malone Wins It For Hurricanes 00:44

    Malone Wins It For Hurricanes

    Mar 15
    Brad Malone's seventh goal of the season broke a tie in the second period to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Columbus.
  • Video - Blue Jackets Beat Devils 00:40

    Blue Jackets Beat Devils

    Mar 6
    Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 3-2 win over New Jersey.
  • Video - Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's Letter 01:39

    Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's Letter

    Mar 3
    Barry Melrose discusses the Wild's trade with the Blue Jackets to acquire Minnesota native Jordan Leopold just before the trade deadline.

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