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The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 31 (yesterday)
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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 30 (3 days ago)
    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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  • Blue Jackets re-sign Matt Calvert to 3-year $6.6 million contra…

    Blue Jackets re-sign Matt Calvert to 3-year $6.6 million contract

    yahoo.com Jul 9
    The Blue Jackets have re-signed “heart and soul player” Matt Calvert for three years at $6.6 million. Clichés for $1,000 Alex! Contract numbers were reported by the Columbus Dispatch. Here is the full quote from ‘Lumbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen …
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  • Blue Jackets sign Calvert to three-year contract

    Blue Jackets sign Calvert to three-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 9
    Forward Matt Calvert signed a three-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. The contract is worth $6.6 million with an average annual value of $2.2 million, according to Rob Mixer of BlueJackets.com. Selected by the Blue Ja...
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  • Saad signs six-year contract with Blue Jackets

    Saad signs six-year contract with Blue Jackets

    COLUMBUS -- It wasn't all sand, sun and fun for Brandon Saad on his vacation this week while he got over the shock of being traded by the Chicago Blackhawks and awaited word on a contract from the Columbus Blue Jackets. But Saad started the hol...
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  • Brandon Saad and Ryan O’Reilly sign huge deals with new teams

    Brandon Saad and Ryan O’Reilly sign huge deals with new teams

    The contracts came in within minutes of each other and both came with big dollar amounts. Columbus signed new left winger Brandon Saad to a six-year, $36 million contract, while Buffalo extended recently acquired center Ryan O’Reilly for seven years at …
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  • Artem Anisimov signs with Blackhawks for 5 years after Saad dea…

    Artem Anisimov signs with Blackhawks for 5 years after Saad deal

    yahoo.com Jul 1
    The Chicago Blackhawks had their hand forced by restricted free-agent forward Brandon Saad, who was asking for a salary too rich for them and was going to get an offer sheet from someone. So they traded him to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Part of the retu…
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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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