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Predators re-sign Filip Forsberg to six-year $36M contract

Predators re-sign Filip Forsberg to six-year $36M contract

yahoo.com Updated Jun 27 (yesterday)
The 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…
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  • Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

    Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

    NHL.com Jun 25 (3 days ago)
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenceman Scott Harrington and a conditional pick in the 2017 draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for left wing Kerby Rychel. Harrington, 23, has played 25 NHL games for the Pittsburgh ...
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  • Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draf…

    Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draft

    thehockeynews.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)
    BUFFALO – Night 1 of the 2016 NHL draft gave us a bit of everything, a blend of expectant nods and wide-eyed gasps. We saw the predictable occur. Auston Matthews went first overall, Patrik Laine second. The Calgary Flames acquired a goaltender in Brian …
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  • Blue Jacket's GM was set on taking Dubois over Puljujärvi at No…

    Blue Jacket's GM was set on taking Dubois over Puljujärvi at No. 3

    yahoo.com Jun 24 (4 days ago)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Plain and simple: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen believed that Pierre-Luc Dubois was the best player available at No. 3. Most mock drafts heading into Friday’s Round 1 had the Blue Jackets taking Jesse Puljujärvi, right after …
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  • Blue Jackets give No. 3 pick Pierre-Luc Dubois birthday surpris…

    Blue Jackets give No. 3 pick Pierre-Luc Dubois birthday surprise

    yahoo.com Jun 24 (4 days ago)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly 20 hours after he officially turned 18 years old, Pierre-Luc Dubois heard his name called during Round 1 of the NHL Draft. That part was expected. What shocked everyone inside First Niagara Center was when NHL Commissioner Gary Be…
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  • Blue Jackets lock up center Karlsson to two-year, $2 million de…

    Blue Jackets lock up center Karlsson to two-year, $2 million deal

    thehockeynews.com Jun 24 (4 days ago)
    The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t have much cap space, but that won’t matter if they lock up their restricted free agents to sweetheart deals like the one William Karlsson has inked with the club. It was announced Thursday evening that Karlsson, 23, has s…
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  • Huge If True: Can Columbus escape salary cap hell?

    Huge If True: Can Columbus escape salary cap hell?

    yahoo.com Jun 24 (4 days ago)
    The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a tough spot. They're a really bad team, first and foremost. They finished fourth from the bottom of the league last season, and that was a number that felt more or less correct, to be perfectly honest. But perhaps a wor…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blue Jackets’ Foligno could be dealt to open cap…

    Rumor Roundup: Blue Jackets’ Foligno could be dealt to open cap space in Columbus

    The Chicago Blackhawks wasted little time shedding salary following the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Last Thursday, they shipped forwards Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. They won’t be the only cap-s…
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  • Blue Jackets hire Brad Shaw as assistant coach

    Blue Jackets hire Brad Shaw as assistant coach

    yahoo.com Jun 17
    The Columbus Blue Jackets have hired longtime St. Louis Blues assistant coach Brad Shaw to join John Tortorella’s staff. Shaw had been with the Blues from 2006-07 through the end of 2015-16 and was important in helping defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and A…
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  • European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with th…

    European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with the big boys

    When Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are drafted into the NHL a week from now, their teams in the Finnish Elite League will receive a one-time payment of about $240,000. Assuming each player earns $50 million over the course of his NHL career – which …
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  • 10 players who could be buyout candidates this off-season

    10 players who could be buyout candidates this off-season

    Nothing says the off-season quite like the threat of buyouts, and we’re inching ever-closer to the NHL’s buyout window opening and several players could see their time with their current teams come to a close. For some of the candidates, massive contrac…
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  • Report: Scott Hartnell waives no-move clause, gives Blue Jacket…

    Report: Scott Hartnell waives no-move clause, gives Blue Jackets ‘decent-sized list’

    Scott Hartnell has spent the past two seasons as a Columbus Blue Jacket, but there appears to be a chance he enters the 2016-17 campaign pulling on another team’s jersey. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Hartnell, 34, has agreed to waive his …
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  • Monsters’ Calder Cup title blessing for Cleveland, perhaps Colu…

    Monsters’ Calder Cup title blessing for Cleveland, perhaps Columbus Blue Jackets

    Cleveland, at last, can lay claim to a professional sports championship. And, no, it’s not the NBA’s Cavaliers – at least, not yet. The Lake Erie Monsters won the AHL’s Calder Cup on Saturday night as they swept aside the Hershey Bears thanks to a 1-0 o…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Salary cap decrease could spell trouble for Peng…

    Rumor Roundup: Salary cap decrease could spell trouble for Penguins, Kings, and Blackhawks

    Entering the NHL off-season, it appears the league’s projected increase in the salary cap to $74 million could fall short. Each year, the NHLPA votes on approving a five-percent escalator clause. If the players vote against it this year, the cap ceiling…
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  • Nikita Filatov says he left Senators due to financial troubles,…

    Nikita Filatov says he left Senators due to financial troubles, regrets not listening to Ken Hitchcock

    Here’s a name some will remember and one that some, namely Blue Jackets fans, will have tried to forget: Nikita Filatov. Filatov, 26, last played in the NHL during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Ottawa Senators when he was a 21-year-old, but his …
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  • Jesse Puljujarvi will not be quiet any longer

    Jesse Puljujarvi will not be quiet any longer

    BUFFALO – The main attraction at today’s draft combine access was top-rated Auston Matthews, as it probably should be. But for the few reporters who went to Jesse Puljujarvi first, a new personality could be seen. Puljujarvi, it seems, won’t be taking a…
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  • Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome forced to retire at 31 due to ba…

    Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome forced to retire at 31 due to back injury

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome last suited up on Jan. 3, 2015, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Little did he know it would be the last time ever that he would do so. Following that contest, a 5-1 Jets victory in which Clitsome would skate 20-p…
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  • AHL Calder Cup final preview: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Hershey Be…

    AHL Calder Cup final preview: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Hershey Bears

    The first time AHL teams from Cleveland and Hershey played in a Calder Cup final was 75 years ago, when the Barons beat the Bears in five games. Now, during the league’s 80th anniversary celebrations, the Cleveland-based Lake Erie Monsters will try to t…
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  • Lake Erie Monsters have hockey playoffs’ greatest new tradition

    Lake Erie Monsters have hockey playoffs’ greatest new tradition

    yahoo.com May 27
    The Lake Erie Monsters are the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. On Thursday night, the defeated the Ontario Reign in double-overtime to advance to the Calder Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. (Hooray for some semblance of pal…
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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.