With the off-season in full effect for the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s time to start looking at draft prospects. The Jackets will draft 16th in this June’s draft, which is the latest the team has drafted in its ten year existence. (The latest the club had ever drafted previously was eighth in ’01 and ’04). [...]June 10th, 2009 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
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As we continue to dissect the Blue Jackets roster, today we will take a look at potential trade candidates. Next season is a long way from now so I fully expect GM Howson to explore every option to improve his club. Trades do happen in the offseason but mainly on draft weekend, once free agency [...]June 5th, 2009 | Devon Kunkel | 0 comments | Continued
After a great regular season, which found the Columbus Blue Jackets in the playoffs for the first time ever, they enter the offseason with a positive outlook. This offseason will be different, no long will this team be choosing in the top 10. No longer will this franchise be known as “The only team not [...]June 3rd, 2009 | Devon Kunkel | 1 comment | Continued
With the LeClaire – Vermette deal now in the books, the following post just about 45 minutes before the trade in Puck Daddy proved to be correct:Columbus Blue Jackets: They won a game last night against the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4, that was a total playoff atmosphere. They’re sixth in the conference, they’ve hit the [...]March 4th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 1 comment | Continued
Mono Watch — The hockey media are having equal measures of fun and concern with the disclosure that Steve Mason is suffering from mono. The following from Charlie Teljeur at THN:Although he’s been cleared by doctors (obviously Columbus season ticket holders) to keep playing, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason is battling mononucleosis. I’d actually [...]February 3rd, 2009 | Jeff Little | 3 comments | Continued
The Sharks swam into town yesterday, arriving at about 6:30 AM after a red-eye charter from the West Coast. Officially had the day off, but a few did an informal skate yesterday afternoon. Some advance thoughts before tonight’s game:Looking Ahead? David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury heads his piece on the game with “Sharks [...]December 17th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued