The Columbus Blue Jackets have offered their head coaching position to Guy Boucher, as broken by the Columbus Dispatch. Boucher will reportedly take the weekend to mull over the offer before making his decision early next week. Boucher, 38, spent this past season coaching the Hamilton Bulldogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. [...]June 5th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
It is one of the greatest traditions in hockey. It is a rite of passage for players, and the best way to track progress during a run for the cup.
The orgins of the playoff beard can be traced back to the 1980′s and the New York Islander dynasty. From 1980-1983 the Islanders won four straight Stanley Cup titles and did it while sporting some beards that would make Chuck Norris blush.April 20th, 2010 | Rob Ogden | 1 comment | Continued
Although the Columbus Blue Jackets have played their final game of the 2010 season, there are still some important games remaining for the club.
Currently the Jackets sit six places from the bottom of the NHL standings and in sixth place in terms of the NHL draft lottery to take place on Tuesday. However, wins from the New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, and Tampa Bay Lightning could move the CBJ as high (or low) as third place in the lottery standings.April 10th, 2010 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
The Blue Jackets announced today that they have added center Chad Kolarik on an emergency recall. Kolarik was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes at the trade deadline for former first round pick Alexandre Picard. The Coyotes selected Kolarik in the seventh round of the 2004 draft, 191 picks after the Blue Jackets selected Picard. The [...]April 5th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 0 comments | Continued
With just ten games remaining, the Columbus Blue Jackets have resorted to the role of the spoiler. On Tuesday, the Blue Jackets will head East and take on the New Jersey Devils. This will be the first and only time these two teams play during the 2009-2010 season. The New Jersey Devils are in second [...]March 22nd, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets will head to Nashville on Saturday to take on the Predators. The Predators are looking to secure a berth into the Western Conference play-offs. Nashville, at 40-26-5, has 85 points, which is tied in sixth with Los Angeles. The Predators and Kings are just one point behind fifth seeded Colorado. Nashville [...]March 20th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
Rick Nash returned for the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night and led an effort to badly hurt the playoff chances of the Minnesota Wild. Nash scored two third period goals to lead the Blue Jackets to a 4-2 win in front of 16,419 at Nationwide Arena. The Wild got off to a fast start, scoring [...]March 20th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets, at three games under .500, will seek to climb a little closer on Friday night when they host the Minnesota Wild. The Blue Jackets are coming off their 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, while Minnesota edged St. Louis 4-2 on Sunday. Minnesota has a home game with [...]March 19th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued