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CBJ Offseason Gameplan

After a season in which the Blue Jackets missed the playoffs, the team finds itself in need of upgrades in key positions. A rapid turnover of the roster resulted in the club’s identity changing; going from that of a tight checking, defensively responsible group, to a high-scoring, exciting to watch team. Unfortunately, though the club […] CBJ Offseason Gameplan - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 29, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #1: Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson 6-1, 168 pounds Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) 1st round (#5 overall), 2021 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Kyle Connor, Trevor Zegras NHL upside: Top line forward Professional debut: 2022 The top prospect for the Columbus Blue Jackets is Kent Johnson, and there isn’t much to debate here. In fact, TSN ranked Kent as the […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #1: Kent Johnson - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 28, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #2: Kirill Marchenko

Kirill Marchenko 6-2, 181 pounds St Petersburg SKA (KHL) 2nd round (#49 overall), 2018 NHL draft Playstyle comparisons: Pavel Buchnevich, Martin Necas NHL upside: Top-six winger Professional ETA (North America): 2022 Kirill Marchenko lands as our second ranked prospect in the Blue Jackets organization, set to make his North American debut this fall. Ranked as […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #2: Kirill Marchenko - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 27, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #3: Corson Ceulemans

Corson Ceulemans 6-2, 198 pounds University of Wisconsin (NCAA) 1st round (#25 overall), 2021 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Seth Jones, Evan Bouchard NHL upside: Top-four defenseman Professional ETA: 2023 Corson Ceulemans comes in as the top ranked defense prospect for the Columbus Blue Jackets – third overall on our list. Ceulemans was selected by the […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #3: Corson Ceulemans - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 26, 2022

Columbus Blue Jackets 2016 Draft Review

It typically takes at least five years before you can realistically look back upon a draft and know how a team performed. For the purposes of an honest review, I like to go back six. By the time they turn 23-24, you can somewhat safely label players as an NHL player, prospect, or bust. So […] Columbus Blue Jackets 2016 Draft Review - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 24, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #4: Daniil Tarasov

Daniil Tarasov 6-5, 196 pounds Cleveland Monsters (AHL) 3rd round (#86 overall), 2017 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Ben Bishop, Carey Price NHL upside: starting goaltender Professional debut (North America): 2020 Daniil Tarasov checks in fourth on our list, as the top ranked goaltending prospect in the Columbus Blue Jackets system. With plenty of hype as […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #4: Daniil Tarasov - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 23, 2022

The Three Best Draft Picks in CBJ History

Yesterday we took a look at the three worst draft picks ever made by the Columbus Blue Jackets, all of whom were first round choices. While it’s important to strike it rich with high draft picks, it’s arguably more important to find hidden gems in the later rounds of the draft. Unfortunately for the club, […] The Three Best Draft Picks in CBJ History - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 23, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #5: Stanislav Svozil

Stanislav Svozil 6-1, 183 pounds Regina Pats (WHL) 3rd round (#69 overall), 2021 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Devon Toews, Matt Dumba NHL upside: top-four defenseman Professional ETA: 2023 Stanislav Svozil comes in at #5 on our list of the top prospects for the Columbus Blue Jackets, after being selected in the third round (pick #69) […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #5: Stanislav Svozil - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 22, 2022

The Three Worst Draft Picks in CBJ History

As we near the 2022 NHL Draft and focus on the top-20 prospects for the Columbus Blue Jackets, what better opportunity to take a look at some of the worst draft picks in the history of the franchise? For the long suffering CBJ, we all know there have been plenty of draft horror stories, and […] The Three Worst Draft Picks in CBJ History - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 22, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #6: Dmitry Voronkov

Dmitry Voronkov 6-4, 190 pounds Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) 4th round (#114 overall), 2019 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Boone Jenner, Artem Anisimov NHL upside: Third line center Professional ETA (North America): 2023 The sixth ranked prospect on our list is a rarity in the system in a couple of regards. Not only is Dmitry Voronkov […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #6: Dmitry Voronkov - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 21, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #7: Jake Christiansen

Jake Christiansen 6-1, 194 pounds Cleveland Monsters (AHL) Signed as a free agent, March 2020 Playstyle comparisons: Keith Yandle, Jake Bean NHL upside: Second pair defenseman, #2 unit powerplay quarterback Professional debut: 2020 Late bloomer Jake Christiansen hits our list as the seventh ranked prospect in the system for the Columbus Blue Jackets. A rare […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #7: Jake Christiansen - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 20, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #8: Tyler Angle

Tyler Angle 5-10, 172 pounds Cleveland Monsters (AHL) 7th round (#212 overall), 2019 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Max Domi NHL upside: Second/third line center Professional debut: 2020 Continuing our early trend of undersized, late round forwards, is 2019 draft selection Tyler Angle. An underwhelming start to his junior career left Angle as a […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #8: Tyler Angle - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 17, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #9: Trey Fix-Wolansky

Trey Fix-Wolansky 5-7, 179 pounds Cleveland Monsters (AHL) 7th round (#204 overall), 2018 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Brad Marchand, Matt Calvert, Nathan Gerbe NHL upside: Bottom six forward Professional debut: 2019 The ninth ranked prospect on our list plays a very similar style to our tenth ranked prospect, James Malatesta. Trey Fix-Wolansky is a prospect […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #9: Trey Fix-Wolansky - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 16, 2022

CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #10: James Malatesta

James Malatesta 5-9, 179 pounds Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) 5th round (#133 overall), 2021 NHL Draft Playstyle comparisons: Brad Marchand, Matt Calvert NHL Upside: Middle six forward Likely professional debut: 2023 Kicking off the top-10 prospects for the Columbus Blue Jackets is James Malatesta, which might come as a bit of a surprise. Just one year […] CBJ Summer 2022 Prospect Rankings #10: James Malatesta - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Jun 15, 2022

CBJ Top-20 Prospects Primer

As we approach the 2022 NHL Draft, there is a lot of excitement around the Columbus Blue Jackets as they look to add to their already-strong prospect pool. With two additional first round picks (#6 and #12 overall), the club will look to match its success from 2021, where they landed Kent Johnson (5th) and […] CBJ Top-20 Prospects Primer - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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