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Columbus Dispatch May 20, 2015

Arace commentary: Blue Jackets get it right by promoting Nick Foligno

On Wednesday, Nick Foligno was introduced as the sixth captain in the 15-year history of the franchise. Foligno is a natural. His numbers (31 goals, 73 points in 79 games last season) made him an All-Star. He is intelligent, eloquent, humble, humorous and serious. There is nothing phony about him.
Columbus Dispatch May 20, 2015

Foligno 'ready for this next step,' Blue Jackets coach says

Finally, the Blue Jackets have a captain. After playing without one for three straight seasons, the Blue Jackets introduced forward Nick Foligno as the sixth captain in franchise history at a news conference this morning. “It’s a tremendous honor,” Foligno said. “Anytime you can be named captain of an NHL team, it’s something you dream about."
Columbus Dispatch May 19, 2015

Nick Foligno to be named Blue Jackets captain

After nearly three years without a captain, the Blue Jackets finally have their man. The team will name forward Nick Foligno as its sixth captain at a news conference on Wednesday morning at Nationwide Arena, several sources told The Dispatch.
Columbus Dispatch May 18, 2015

Original Blue Jacket Chris MacFarland leaving for job with Avalanche

Chris MacFarland, who talked his way into a job with the Blue Jackets in 1999 and worked his way up to become the club’s assistant general manager, is leaving the organization to join the Colorado Avalanche in a similar role.
Columbus Dispatch May 17, 2015

Blue Jackets chat with Aaron Portzline at noon Thursday

On Wednesdays during the NHL season and periodically in the offseason, Dispatch.com and Blue Jackets.com readers can chat online with Aaron Portzline, The Dispatch's Blue Jackets beat writer.
Columbus Dispatch May 16, 2015

Blue Jackets: Prospect Reilly likely headed to free agency

Blue Jackets prospect defenseman Mike Reilly officially withdrew from college last week, and he appears one step closer to making a break from the Blue Jackets’ organization, too. Reilly decommitted from the University of Minnesota on Thursday, opening a 30-day window in which the Blue Jackets can sign him to a two-year entry-level contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. But Reilly has told the team he won’t sign because he wants to test the free-agent market with all 30 clubs. Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen...
Columbus Dispatch May 16, 2015

NHL: Blue Jackets will name captain on Wednesday

The Blue Jackets will announce their team captain on Wednesday at a news conference at Nationwide Arena. The club alerted select season-ticket holders in an email yesterday.
Columbus Dispatch May 13, 2015

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards has U.S. in quarterfinals at world championships

Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, would be proud of Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards. In explaining the challenges of coaching Team USA at the world championships in the Czech Republic, Richards noted that the two-week tournament doesn’t allow much time for team-building or chemistry. “If you don’t come together as a team before the tournament’s over,” Richards said, “the tournament’s going to be over.” You know what he means.
Columbus Dispatch May 10, 2015

Blue Jackets: Contract dramas should be minimal

Two summers ago, the Blue Jackets got tangled in contract talks with goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, reaching terms on a two-year deal just as talks started to erupt into a public spat. Last summer, contract talks with center Ryan Johanson got ugly and personal, and they drifted all the way through summer and into the fall. A touch of resentment lingers in both parties.
Columbus Dispatch May 10, 2015

Blue Jackets contract update

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Columbus Dispatch May 9, 2015

Blue Jackets: Summer contract dramas should be minimal

Two summers ago, the Blue Jackets got tangled in contract talks with goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, reaching terms on a two-year deal just as talks started to erupt into a public spat. Last summer, contract talks with center Ryan Johanson got ugly and personal, and they drifted all the way through summer and into the fall. A touch of resentment lingers in both parties. By comparison, this offseason might seem like long lazy days, gentle breezes and birds signing.
Columbus Dispatch May 8, 2015

Hockey: Cole Cassels gets challenge of big matchup vs. Connor McDavid

It will be the biggest challenge yet in Cole Cassels’ young hockey career. He knows it might be next to impossible. Cassels, of Delaware and the son of former Blue Jacket Andrew Cassels, is in his fourth and final season with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. The Generals have reached the OHL finals against the Erie Otters, a best-of-seven series that starts tonight.
Columbus Dispatch May 2, 2015

Hockey: Blue Jackets seek TV priority over Pittsburgh Penguins

At the Blue Jackets’ request, the Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to discuss and possibly reconfigure the NHL’s cable TV territory rights in northeastern and eastern Ohio.

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