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The Cannon Sep 13, 2018
Training Camp Battles: Defense

Training Camp Battles: Defense

What will the Blue Jackets Blue Line look like this year? Already this week, we’ve looked at training camp battles for the centers and the wings. Today, as training camp officially opens, we finish our series by looking at the Columbus defense. Five of the six spots are already spoken for: Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Markus Nutivaara, David Savard, and Ryan Murray. Who will be the sixth everyday defenseman? Dean Kukan Top 25 Under 25: #142017-18 Player Review At this point, Kukan would be my choice for the last spot. He impressed in his 11 games last season (4 assists, 56.3 CF%), and also...
Union and Blue Sep 10, 2018

Columbus Blue Jackets 6th D-Man: Carlsson v Harrington v Kukan

With Ian Cole leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets, the battle for the final defensive slot will be fierce in training camp. One of the most intriguing on-ice storylines for the Columbus Blue Jackets is the competition to be the 6th defenseman. Barring any major injuries, the top two defensive pairs will be Seth Jones–Zach Werenski and […] Columbus Blue Jackets 6th D-Man: Carlsson v Harrington v Kukan - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Cannon Sep 3, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets Top 25 Under 25: #2 Zach Werenski

Columbus Blue Jackets Top 25 Under 25: #2 Zach Werenski

The second best player under 25 happens to be the second best defenseman on the team under 25. Welcome to the penultimate day of The Cannon’s Top 25 Under 25 series! Throughout the month of August, we have been counting down the top 25 players and prospects under the age of 25. Today, we take a look at the runner up for the title: defenseman Zach Werenski. Voting 2nd out of 55 eligible players (2845 points)Highest placement: #1 (3 ballots)Most common placement: #2 (71 ballots) Biography Birthdate: July 19, 1997Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, MichiganHeight: 6’2”Weight: 209 lbsPosition:...
Union and Blue Aug 31, 2018

Columbus Blue Jackets: Seth Jones Season Expectations 18-19

How high are expectations for he Columbus Blue Jackets top defenseman? The 2017-2018 season for Seth Jones was absolutely amazing. The Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman scored 16 goals, good for second in the league. He racked up 41 assist for a total for 57 points. Jones helped the Jackets top pair dominate their opponents when on […] Columbus Blue Jackets: Seth Jones Season Expectations 18-19 - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Cannon Aug 20, 2018
NHL Network ranks Artemi Panarin at No. 10 among the “Top 20 Wings Right Now”

NHL Network ranks Artemi Panarin at No. 10 among the “Top 20 Wings Right Now”

On Sunday, the NHL Network released their list of the “Top 20 Wings Right Now” as part of a series of countdowns running every Sunday in August and September. The network’s analyst ranked the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Artemi Panarin at No. 10 Panarin, who won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy, finished one spot ahead of Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues and one spot behind the Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler. In addition to Panarin, you may remember that Seth Jones ranked sixth and Zach Werenski ranked 12th on NHL Network’s Top 20 Defensemen Right Now last week. Here’s...
Union and Blue Aug 20, 2018

How the Ryan Ellis Contract effects Zach Werenski

The Nashville Predators and defenseman Ryan Ellis have agreed to a 8-year, $50 million contract. What does that mean for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Zach Werenski? We all know Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky‘s contract expire at the end of the 2019 season. But the Columbus Blue Jackets most important contract may be that […] How the Ryan Ellis Contract effects Zach Werenski - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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