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BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Johansen's Agent Makes Two-Year Offer to Blue Jackets

One day after leaving Columbus amid a contract dispute, the agent for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has tabled another two-year contract offer. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesn't appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey operations John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said on Wednesday the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crashing the net: CBJ training camp notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As they begin the on-ice portion of training camp, the Blue Jackets are without a pair of top-line forwards in Ryan Johansen (contract dispute) and Nathan Horton (non-surgical lingering back problem). But as head coach Todd Richards said on Wednesday, this is a story, but not the story. While this is an issue, the team is looking for guys in the lineup and in camp...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton to miss camp and more

It has been tough enough for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason, having to deal with the increasingly ugly contract negotiations between the team and center Ryan Johansen. They could use a little bit of good news, something to make them hopeful for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, this is going to be the exact opposite […] The post Nathan Horton to miss camp and more appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Bruins Winger Nathan Horton Out Indefinitely With Back Injury

The injury hits keep coming for Nathan Horton. The Columbus Blue Jackets winger is out indefinitely with a back injury, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Horton and the Blue Jackets hope he can be ready for the beginning of the season, but there’s a chance Horton misses games early in the regular season. This setback for Horton is the latest disappointment in his young CBJ career...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton is still struggling with back injury, might miss start of season

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have to wait a little longer before they see forward Nathan Horton suit up for a full season. Horton will miss training camp and possibly the start of the season with a  lingering back issue.#483524841 / gettyimages.comIn summer 2013, Horton left the Boston Bruins and signed a 7 year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was placed on Injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horton Sidelined As Camp Begins

Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has dogged him most of the summer. It's doubtful he'll take part in training camp and he may miss the early stages of the regular season. No, this is not an "encore" blog entry from last season. Horton played only 36 games last season. He was out until January 1 while recovering from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson continues to lob grenades

If you thought things were ugly between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen, we’re just getting started. Earlier this week, president John Davidson called the requests of Johansen and his agent “extortion”. That was a heavy charge given the history of discussing negotiations in public. Usually, you don’t do it. But Davidson didn’t hold […] The post John Davidson...
Via Two Pad Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wading Through The Crap: The Ryan Johansen Saga

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation” – Marcus Tullius Cicero A summer filled with public mud slinging is not one, that many fans envisioned coming into this offseason. Obviously many knew a negotiation was coming for Johansen, before the season began though not many thought such a breakout season was coming for the young centerman. The past few months have been...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Sonny Milano suffers facial fracture, out for rookie tournament

Freak accidents are a part of hockey. When played properly many players can walk away from a game without a bruise, when not played properly injuries of all sorts can happen. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect was checked into the boards earlier this week which left him with an injury that made the team fear for the worst.#451367244 / gettyimages.comSonny Milano was checked into...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen

Things with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen haven’t exactly been roses the last few months. Johansen is the team’s star now, coming off a 33-goal campaign and he’s looking for a big fat raise. Problem is, the people in charge of the Jackets don’t necessarily agree with his asking price. On Monday, it […] The post John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen...
Via Two Pad Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets prospects build winning culture at Traverse tournament

Four-hundred miles north of Nationwide Arena, a young group of Blue Jackets is getting noticed at the 2014 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City. In their 13th appearance at the annual tournament, the Jackets' prospects team has come from behind to win all three of its games and will play for first place overall tonight. That is quite a feat for a group of players who had...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Blue Jackets' Foligno looks back at trying time, ahead to building upon success

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve months ago, left winger Nick Foligno was preparing for NHL training camps to open. The summer training regimen was complete and he was back in Columbus. He was also preparing, along with his wife Janelle, for the birth of their first child. Ten days after the season started, they welcomed Milana Maria into the world on Oct. 14, 2013. A few days after her...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twitter account for the Blue Jackets apparently had a seizure or something

We’re big fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Twitter account. The content posted there is usually fun, informative and typically pretty clever. Then this post happened: we're so fancy we already know our fenwick's climbing but we've got a ways to go follow us plz — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 10, 2014 You can’t win ‘em all. You’re better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jackets are enjoying a season ticket sales boom

Things are moving in the right direction in Columbus. Following up a 2013-14 season which saw the team become a formidable opponent in the East, the Blue Jackets are enjoying a nice season ticket boom heading into 2014-15. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets have sold over 10,000 season tickets for the first time since 2009-10. This is a pretty remarkable accomplishment...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Using dCorsi to Predict Next Year’s Lineup

First off I would like to share a recent post on Pension Plan Puppets from Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) explaining dCorsi: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2014/7/21/5663440/dcorsi-introduction-what-is-dcorsi-how-do-you-use-dcorsi I really enjoyed reading about this further as I often see him discuss and compare players using this on Twitter and only had a passing knowledge based...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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