After the ass-kicking the Blue Jackets gave to the Blues on Wednesday, I am sure that there are at least a few more fans interested in tonights game than usual. I predict at least a small rise in attendance at Nationwide. Now tonights game is going to be very interesting, for several reasons. The Jackets [...]November 12th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
“WE’VE GOT TO GET THAT MENTALITY THAT WE’RE PLAYING HARD NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. I’D LIKE TO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE WE LOSE A GAME PLAYING OUR BUTTS OFF.” -Coach Scott Arniel For many Blue Jacket’s fans (myself included), Saturday night’s game against the Avalanche was the first game of the season that we could [...]October 31st, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
There are a plethora of question marks heading into the 2010-11 season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Can goaltender Steve Mason return to his Calder-winning form of 2008-09 and justify his recent two-year $5.8 million extension? Can Derick Brassard establish himself as a top six center and the playmaker with an eye for the net that put [...]September 23rd, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
Here at FireTheCannon.com we are looking for new writers, forum posters, and possibly podcasters to help us in the 2010-2011 season (and maybe longer!). The requirements are simple, you must have some basic writing skills (don’t worry, we aren’t too strict here), have a love for the game, and most importantly of all, be a [...]September 5th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
In a summer that has been short on news in general, it was nice to hear some positive words about Nationwide Arena from Columbus Blue Jackets President Mike Priest last night. The Blue Jackets lease the arena from Nationwide Insurance, which privately funded the construction of the approximately $106 million facility after voters stuck down [...]July 15th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
As expected, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday that Brad Berry will join Scott Arniel’s staff behind the bench beginning this season.
Berry spent two years under Arniel in Manitoba from 2006-08 before leaving the team for family reasons.June 23rd, 2010 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
Scott Arniel is set to become the fifth head coach in Columbus Blue Jackets history. No false alarms this time. Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson will introduce the new head coach tomorrow at a press conference scheduled for 3 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. Arniel accepted the CBJ coaching gig shortly after first choice Guy Boucher [...]June 7th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued