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Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2015

Michael Arace commentary: Blue Jackets spend big, but will it pay off?

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};The Blue Jackets are one of the seven most expensive teams in the NHL. That might change as other teams fill out their rosters, but the bottom line is the Jackets’ bottom line. They are no longer a budget team. They have spent just about as much as any team can spend. We are not accustomed to this, not in our market.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2015

Blue Jackets, sponsors aim to grow on and off the ice

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};The Columbus Blue Jackets and their sponsors are looking for more this year than just better performance on the ice by the club. Both sides want their connection to produce a stronger financial benefit. For the Jackets, that can mean more ticket sales; for the sponsors, that means more revenue for their businesses.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 24, 2015

NHL | Chaput signs two-way deal with Blue Jackets

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};Michael Chaput, who played a career-high 33 NHL games in the 2014-15 season, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 21, 2015

Blue Jackets: Keegan Kolesar's athleticism runs in the family

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has honed many theories in his two decades of NHL scouting. One of them: Look for players who may not have gaudy statistics but have enormous potential for growth. That is why third-round draft pick Keegan Kolesar (No. 69 overall) was so appealing to the Blue Jackets last month at the NHL draft in Sunrise, Fla.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 19, 2015

NHL | Blue Jackets pin injury-riddled season on bad luck

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};Even now, three months after the Blue Jackets’ season ended, it’s staggering to consider the impact injuries had on it.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 18, 2015

Blue Jackets: Nightmare of injuries blamed on bad luck

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};Even now, three months after the Blue Jackets’ 2014-15 season ended, it’s staggering to consider the impact injuries had on it. It was the cloud that formed before training camp opened (Nathan Horton’s back) and hovered until the final days of the season, when even trade acquisitions David Clarkson and Rene Bourque were quickly injured and missed the final month. That cloud has become an asterisk. As the hockey world slowly turns its eyes to the 2015-16 season, every...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 16, 2015

Blue Jackets: New players bring Stanley Cup pedigree to team

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};It wasn’t the first line on either player’s résumé. But in acquiring left wing Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks via trade and center Gregory Campbell in free agency, the Blue Jackets have added something that was missing from the dressing room: Stanley Cup winners.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 12, 2015

Blue Jackets: Abundance of forwards comes at a high cost

On Friday, when the Chicago Blackhawks traded highly paid forward Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars in a four-player trade, the Blue Jackets gained an almost incomprehensible distinction, given their place in the NHL’s hierarchy and their positioning as a small-market franchise: According to NHLnumbers.com, the Blue Jackets have the most expensive group of forwards in the NHL, with 13 signed to contracts that will pay $45.9 million for the 2015-16 season.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 9, 2015

Matt Calvert re-signs with Blue Jackets for three seasons

When Matt Calvert looks at the Blue Jackets’ depth chart, he sees many entrenched veterans and few open spots. He also sees something else — competition — which is why he was eager to sign a three-year, $6.6 million contract with the club on Thursday.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 9, 2015

Blue Jackets | Matt Calvert signs three-year deal

The Blue Jackets have signed left wing Matt Calvert to a three-year contract worth $6.6 million. He had been a restricted free agent.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 8, 2015

Blue Jackets | New Albany’s Kole Sherwood signs deal

The Blue Jackets passed on selecting Kole Sherwood late last month at the NHL draft. They weren’t going to let him go a second time. After being wowed by Sherwood, a New Albany resident, at last week’s development camp, the Blue Jackets signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 6, 2015

Blue Jackets: Milano looking to impress Jackets

Sonny Milano has played just 10 games of professional hockey, but that fact hasn’t changed his goal of making the NHL this season with the Blue Jackets. Milano, a 19-year old left wing from Massapequa, N.Y., was Columbus’ first-round draft choice (No. 16 overall) in 2014. He began last season with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, racking up 22 goals and 46 assists in 50 games. That performance earned Milano a late-season call-up to the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets’ former American Hockey League affiliate. He had five assists in 10 games, and said last week at...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 5, 2015

The Mailbox | Letestu deserved better from Blue Jackets

Editor: I have no problem with the Jackets trading for Brandon Saad. I don’t love the idea of losing (Artem) Anisimov and especially (Marko) Dano, who has a bright future, but Saad is a good addition.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 4, 2015

Jackets put prospects’ future in hands of well-known agitator

Jarkko Ruutu was an agitator during his 11-year NHL career and lasted that long because of a tireless work ethic. It's that trait that compelled the Blue Jackets to hire him as their European player development coach.

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