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Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

yahoo.com Updated Sep 20
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 …
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  • John Tortorella Says He'll Bench Any Player Who Doesn't Stand F…

    John Tortorella Says He'll Bench Any Player Who Doesn't Stand For The National Anthem

    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…
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  • John Tortorella would bench Colin Kaepernick anthem protesters

    John Tortorella would bench Colin Kaepernick anthem protesters

    yahoo.com Sep 6
    Getty 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…
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  • Jets name Wheeler captain; Blue Jackets give Stoll PTO; Osgood …

    Jets name Wheeler captain; Blue Jackets give Stoll PTO; Osgood the owner (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 31
    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 . Jagr • The off-season progress of …
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  • Dubois eyes up Calder, wants to ‘force’ Blue Jackets to keep hi…

    Dubois eyes up Calder, wants to ‘force’ Blue Jackets to keep him in NHL

    From 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…
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  • Save By Sakic: Jared Bednar and return of Colorado Avalanche

    Save By Sakic: Jared Bednar and return of Colorado Avalanche

    Jared 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…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Columbus Blue Jackets

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Columbus Blue Jackets

    yahoo.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…
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  • Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next sea…

    Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next season

    The 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…
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  • So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    August 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…
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  • Blue Jackets’ Sam Gagner took huge pay cut, but opportunity in …

    Blue Jackets’ Sam Gagner took huge pay cut, but opportunity in Columbus has him excited

    Sam 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…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    When 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…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t ha…

    Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t happened yet

    The 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 …
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  • Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

    Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

    The 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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings fro…

    Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings front

    Heading 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…
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  • Rapid Fire: with Blue Jackets left winger Nick Foligno

    Rapid Fire: with Blue Jackets left winger Nick Foligno

    With 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…
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  • Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Less 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.…
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  • Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blu…

    Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blue Jackets – and Jets

    A 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…
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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 Jun 27
    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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  • 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.