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Report: Red Wings interviewing ex-Blue Jackets coach Richards f…

Report: Red Wings interviewing ex-Blue Jackets coach Richards for assistant position

thehockeynews.com Updated May 19 (5 days ago)
The Detroit Red Wings are looking for some added experience behind the bench, and the help the Red Wings are seeking could come courtesy of former divisional opponent the Columbus Blue Jackets. According to The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline, the B…
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  • Blue Jackets prospect Milano busts out spin-o-rama, fires backh…

    Blue Jackets prospect Milano busts out spin-o-rama, fires backhand to score must-see goal

    Blue Jackets fans may not have a vested interest in what happens during the NHL post-season, but down in the AHL, Columbus’ AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, are looking like a team to keep an eye on. Especially if 19-year-old top prospect Sonny Mi…
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  • Latvian netminder makes remarkable diving save at World Champio…

    Latvian netminder makes remarkable diving save at World Championship

    Unless you’re a frequent watcher of Switzerland’s NLA or have an eye for Columbus Blue Jackets prospects, you may not have ever heard of Elvis Merzlikins. But Monday, Merzlikins will likely be on every single sports highlights show you see after he made…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 dr…

    Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 draft lottery results

    Back in March, we took a look back at five forgotten games from NHL history that, in hindsight, changed the results of a draft lottery. It was a reminder of just how close we came to Patrick Kane as an Oiler, or Vincent Lecavalier as a Canuck. It was me…
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  • Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets earn top spots in new NHL Dr…

    Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets earn top spots in new NHL Draft Lottery

    yahoo.com Apr 30
    Worst season of THE BACHELORETTE ever #NHLDraftLottery pic.twitter.com/tFY6KUcval— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) May 1, 2016 None of the Canadian teams made it into the playoffs, but in the end, Canada still won. The Toronto Maple Leafs had the highest od…
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  • Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets earn top spots in new NHL Dr…

    Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets earn top spots in new NHL Draft Lottery

    yahoo.com Apr 30
    Worst season of THE BACHELORETTE ever #NHLDraftLottery pic.twitter.com/tFY6KUcval— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) May 1, 2016 None of the Canadian teams made it into the playoffs, but in the end, Canada still won. The Toronto Maple Leafs had the highest od…
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  • Watch Blue Jackets’ Foligno act as upset season-ticket holder, …

    Watch Blue Jackets’ Foligno act as upset season-ticket holder, prank Atkinson

    The Columbus Blue Jackets, like many teams throughout professional sports, try to offer their season-ticket holders the best possible experience. That’s especially true after a tough season that saw an up-and-coming Jackets team face a difficult start t…
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  • The Blue Jackets ended the year in the league’s basement, and i…

    The Blue Jackets ended the year in the league’s basement, and it was probably for the best

    By Mo Cranker For the first time in a long time, the Columbus Blue Jackets actually had a very successful season — just not in the most typical sense of the word successful. A lot of the hockey world had pegged the Blue Jackets as a lock for a wild-card…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gem

    Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gem

    All hail the Frozen Four champs from North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks stomped all over Quinnipiac in the final and while Vancouver pick Brock Boeser has confirmed his return for another campaign, several free agents are drumming up interest now. Boeser’…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Playoff field set; Hartnell's huge night

    NHL Three Stars: Playoff field set; Hartnell's huge night

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    No. 1 Star: Scott Hartnell, Columbus Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell’s overtime goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets an entertaining 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. It was his second goal of the game and completed a four-point night. No. 2 Star: Alex Ov…
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  • Watch Boone Jenner’s awesome diving assist on Nick Foligno game…

    Watch Boone Jenner’s awesome diving assist on Nick Foligno game-winning goal

    Much of the 2015-16 campaign has been forgettable for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but one of the lone bright spots has been the play of center Boone Jenner, who in his third season is emerging as a great depth-scoring threat for the team. Jenner’s 30 goa…
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  • Foligno, Prout score in Blue Jackets 4-1 win over Sabres

    Foligno, Prout score in Blue Jackets 4-1 win over Sabres

    NHL.com Apr 8
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno can look beyond the frustration of Columbus closing yet another season out of playoff contention and see a brighter future. It began with rookie Joonas Korpisalo stopping 34 shots, including 1...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Korpisalo leads Blue Jackets over Sabres

    NHL Three Stars: Korpisalo leads Blue Jackets over Sabres

    yahoo.com Apr 8
    No. 1 Star: Joonas Korpisalo, Columbus Blue Jackets The young Finn was fantastic during a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Korpisalo stopped 34 shots, including 17 in the second period, to earn his 16th win of the season. No. 2 Star: Brandon Saad, Colum…
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  • Updated: AHLer Brett Gallant taken to hospital after collapsing…

    Updated: AHLer Brett Gallant taken to hospital after collapsing on bench, is ‘alert and conscious’

    For the Lake Erie Monsters, the result of Friday’s AHL contest will be secondary to the health of winger Brett Gallant. Gallant, 27, collapsed while sitting on the bench during a TV timeout in the second period of the Monsters’ weekend-opening game agai…
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  • Gaudreau, Rielly, MacKinnon among young stars due second contra…

    Gaudreau, Rielly, MacKinnon among young stars due second contracts this summer

    NHL.com Apr 8
    Seth Jones might start thinking about it when the NHL season is over. The Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman is one of several high-profile young stars due a second NHL contract this summer. Entry-level deals last the first three seasons of ...
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  • Leafs can finish no higher than 29th overall after loss to Blue…

    Leafs can finish no higher than 29th overall after loss to Blue Jackets

    NHL.com Apr 6
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs helped their chances of winning the upcoming draft lottery by falling to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night, The Leafs can finish no higher than 29th place overall after dropping a 5-1 decision to t...
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  • Cheer up, Columbus: You’ve always got Boone Jenner

    Cheer up, Columbus: You’ve always got Boone Jenner

    Silver linings have been in short supply if you’re a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. That second-half charge from last year? Zero carryover. Top center Ryan Johansen? Traded – but at least Seth Jones was equal value for the blueline. There…
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  • NHL Capsules: COLUMBUS, Ohio - Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan e…

    NHL Capsules: COLUMBUS, Ohio - Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan e…

    NHL.com Apr 4
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan each scored their 20th goals and had an assist, and the New York Rangers hung on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Monday night to earn a sixth-consecutive playoff berth. Dan Boyle and Mats ...
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  • Ryan McDonagh injures hand. Can Rangers survive in playoffs wit…

    Ryan McDonagh injures hand. Can Rangers survive in playoffs without him?

    Another night and, quite possibly, another significant injury to an Eastern Conference playoff contender. New York Rangers captain and workhorse defenseman Ryan McDonagh left Monday’s game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period with a yet-…
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  • Kadri suspension will please Tank Nation, but makes no sense co…

    Kadri suspension will please Tank Nation, but makes no sense compared to others

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your conspiracy theories. Wait, how many games do the Toronto Maple Leafs have remaining this season? Oh, four. And how many games did Nazem Kadri get suspended? Hmm, four. Well, now, isn’t that convenient. Kadri just happens…
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  • Stefan Legein: On betrayal, battling demons, and the dark side …

    Stefan Legein: On betrayal, battling demons, and the dark side of professional hockey

    It’s been eight years since my last game as an amateur athlete. The day I had dreamed of had finally arrived, although it wasn’t quite as imagined. I finished my OHL career on a warm spring day – I remember so vividly because it was the day that began m…
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  • Saad's 1st career hat trick helps Columbus beat Carolina 5-1

    Saad's 1st career hat trick helps Columbus beat Carolina 5-1

    NHL.com Apr 2
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Brandon Saad scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Saturday night. Boone Jenner and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored, and Alexander Wennberg and Davi...
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  • Lee scores in 3rd period to lift Islanders over Jackets 4-3

    Lee scores in 3rd period to lift Islanders over Jackets 4-3

    NHL.com Mar 31
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - John Tavares scored twice and Anders Lee got a power-play goal 5:23 into the third period to lift the New York Islanders over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Thursday night. Thomas Hickey also scored for New York, which improve...
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Boston’s latest shutdown threat

    Prospect Need to Know: Boston’s latest shutdown threat

    Everything is happening right now, as Bob Cole would say. You’ve got the Jimmy Vesey saga in Nashville, Zach Werenski signing with Columbus and Pittsburgh grabbing college free agent Ethan Prow out of St. Cloud State. Plus, the CHL playoffs are in full …
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  • Nashville may be crushed, but Jimmy Vesey has his rights

    Nashville may be crushed, but Jimmy Vesey has his rights

    It’s not a fun day in Nashville and the Preds’ loss to Colorado is actually of secondary importance. Last night, GM David Poile revealed that highly-touted prospect Jimmy Vesey would not be signing with the franchise and would instead pursue free agency…
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  • Weber, Neal lead Predators past Blue Jackets 5-1

    Weber, Neal lead Predators past Blue Jackets 5-1

    NHL.com Mar 26
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Shea Weber and James Neal each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Mattias Ekholm, Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for the P...
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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.