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Last Season: 34-40-8 (76 points), 8th in the Metropolitan, 15th in the East A season that arrived with playoff hopes ended with a new coach, a No. 1 center traded away and a top-5 draft pick. Todd Richards was dismissed following a 0-7-0 start and team …Share Tweet
John Tortorella, the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach who’s in charge of Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey, was asked about 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest during the national anthem. Take a stab at guessing the response from the bigg…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 6Getty Images John Tortorella, head coach of both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, is a fairly outspoken guy. Who in the NHL coaching fraternity, for example, can boast to having paid a $30,000 fine for insinuat…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 31Here 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 . Jagr • The off-season progress of …Share Tweet
Dubois eyes up Calder, wants to ‘force’ Blue Jackets to keep him in NHLthehockeynews.com Aug 30From the P.K. Subban trade to the Taylor Hall deal, the off-season has had its share of surprises. But prior to either being dealt and before free agency even opened, Pierre-Luc Dubois was part of one of the more surprising moments of the summer. For mu…Share TweetJared Bednar As Joe Sakic thanked the Columbus Blue Jackets for the improbable opportunity to hire away their American Hockey League coach, his voice had the timbre of someone whose wealthy relative surprised him by posting his bail. “It was a time-sens…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 9[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…Share Tweet
Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next seasonthehockeynews.com Aug 5The hype surrounding Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick and first-overall selection Auston Matthews isn’t unwarranted, but sometimes lost in the excitement surround Matthews is the fact that there’s a fair chance he won’t be the rookie that makes the bigges…Share Tweet
So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?thehockeynews.com Aug 3August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 2Sam Gagner is heading to the Columbus Blue Jackets next season on a one-year, $650,000 deal. It’s a pay cut — a big one — for the 26-year-old, but the contract is almost inconsequential given the Blue Jackets could provide Gagner the chance to get his c…Share Tweet
Signing bonuses could become next CBA battlegroundthehockeynews.com Jul 26When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t happened yetthehockeynews.com Jul 20The dog days of the NHL offseason got a nice jolt on Monday when the Senators and Rangers hooked up on a decent-sized trade. The deal sends Derick Brassard and a seventh to Ottawa in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second, improving the Senators’ top …Share Tweet
Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?thehockeynews.com Jul 16The Vancouver Canucks made some off-season moves in hopes of increasing their scoring this coming campaign, adding Loui Eriksson to potentially play alongside the Sedin twins and locking up youngsters Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi and Emerson Etem. An…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings frontthehockeynews.com Jul 13Heading into mid-July, the New York Rangers have yet to make a significant move to shed cap space or shake up their roster. Signing veteran left winger Michael Grabner to a two-year deal ($1.65 million annually) and acquiring defenseman Nick Holden from…Share Tweet
Rapid Fire: with Blue Jackets left winger Nick Folignothehockeynews.com Jul 9With Matt Larkin Why do you wear No. 71? It was given to me when I first got to camp in Ottawa (as a Senator). The trainers thought it would be funny, because that’s what number my dad (Mike Foligno) wore. I don’t think they realized I was just was just…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 30Less than 24 hours before the free agency period begins, several NHL teams got to work on some housekeeping Thursday. Six teams placed players on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. The NHL’s buyout window closes at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.…Share TweetA clear sign we’re scaling the peak of NHL off-season activity? A star player signs a contract, and all we want to talk about is the context, the ripple effect, how it plays into other transactions. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday they’d l…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 27The Nashville Predators have signed young scorer Filip Forsberg to a six-year $36 million contract extension. The deal is similar to the contract the Columbus Blue Jackets gave forward Brandon Saad last summer after the team acquired him from the Chicag…Share Tweet
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Malone Wins It For HurricanesMar 15Brad Malone's seventh goal of the season broke a tie in the second period to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Columbus.
Blue Jackets Beat DevilsMar 6Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 3-2 win over New Jersey.
Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's LetterMar 3Barry Melrose discusses the Wild's trade with the Blue Jackets to acquire Minnesota native Jordan Leopold just before the trade deadline.