4:04 PM EST, Tue February 25, 2020
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Game #65 Preview: Jackets hit the road, bloody but unbowed

Game #65 Preview: Jackets hit the road, bloody but unbowed

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Here’s what you need to know Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:00 ESTXcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MinnesotaTV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Hockey Wilderness Columbus Blue Jackets (31-19-14, 76 points, 5th Metro, 8th East) at Minnesota Wild (29-25-7, 65 points, 6th Central, 11th East) The hockey gods have done no favors to the Blue Jackets this month. First, they have been forced to play without eight regulars during an eight game losing streak. Then, they had to play a game on trade deadline day (why does the NHL schedule games for this day?...
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The Cannon Cast Episode 53: NHL Trade Deadline 2020

The Cannon Cast Episode 53: NHL Trade Deadline 2020

Goodbye Sonny, hello Devin The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline is behind us and that’s what we’re discussing on this episode of the Cannon Cast! Did the Columbus Blue Jackets do enough? Could they do enough? We talk Sonny Milano, Markus Hannikainen and Devin Shore before breaking down the rest of the Metropolitan Division on a wild deadline day. In this episode, we discuss: How do we feel about the Sonny Milano for Devin Shore trade? Should the Blue Jackets have gotten something for Markus Hannikainen? Were we underwhelmed by the CBJ’s deadline moves? Did Carolina do as good of a job as...
17 hours ago
Foligno, Korpisalo lead black and Blue Jackets to win: Back in wild card spot

Foligno, Korpisalo lead black and Blue Jackets to win: Back in wild card spot

Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Columbus went to their third-straight overtime, and sixth in the last eight games. The aftermath of NHL trade deadline day around the league saw the Ottawa Senators take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. While the Senators came in playing out the string, Columbus needed to shake an eight-game losing streak in order to climb back over the dividing line for the playoffs. Or simply just find their way to overtime. In case you somehow missed it from earlier today, the Blue Jackets traded Markus Hännikäinen to the Coyotes for a...
21 hours ago
GameThread #64: Senators at Blue Jackets

GameThread #64: Senators at Blue Jackets

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Come chat about the game with us! The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Ottawa Senators tonight looking to end an eight game losing streak. Chat about the game with us here!
21 hours ago
Markus Hannikainen traded to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional pick

Markus Hannikainen traded to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional pick

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ In their final trade of the day, the Columbus Blue Jackets traded Cleveland Monsters forward Markus Hannikainen to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional 2020 seventh round draft pick. Hannikainen must play in 10 games for the Coyotes in order for the Jackets to receive the conditional pick. In 91 games with the Jackets, Hannikainen tallied 8g and 7a. Hannikainen spent the bulk of his four years with the organization playing 143 games with the Monsters. During Hannikainen’s time with Cleveland, he notched 78 points in the form of 33 goals and 45 assists. He was...
Feb 24, 2020
Blue Jackets trade Sonny Milano for Devin Shore

Blue Jackets trade Sonny Milano for Devin Shore

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ An uninspiring swap of uninspired players The Columbus Blue Jackets finally woke up late on trade deadline day and...did something far from the blockbuster deals of last year. They have swapped forwards, sending Sonny Milano to Anaheim for Devin Shore. #CBJ Sonny Milano is heading to Anaheim in the trade for Devin Shore. Not sure yet if it’s straight up or other pieces involved.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) February 24, 2020 Shore has 4-6-10 in 39 games with Anaheim this season. Third-line forward, can play all three forward spots.He’s making $2.3...
Feb 24, 2020
Game #64 Preview: Blue Jackets put eight game losing streak on the line against Senators

Game #64 Preview: Blue Jackets put eight game losing streak on the line against Senators

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Here’s what you need to know. Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue JacketsMonday, February 24, 2020 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s blog: Silver Seven Sens Ottawa Senators, 21-30-11, 53 points, 7th Atlantic, 15th East@Columbus Blue Jackets, 30-19-14, 74 points, 6th Metro, 9th East The Blue Jackets are bad, having lost eight straight games. But! They have a chance to end that tonight. Do you want to go to the game? Come on, you know you want to be there when the Jackets finally break the losing...
Feb 23, 2020
Trade Deadline Open Thread

Trade Deadline Open Thread

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Discuss the trades here The NHL trade deadline is here, with teams having until 3 p.m. EST to make their final moves before the final push to the playoffs. The Metro division has already been active, with the Penguins acquiring Jason Zucker, the Capitals acquiring Brendan Dillon, and the Islanders acquiring Andy Greene. The Devils have been sellers, already shipping off Greene and Blake Coleman. What other moves may come? The Hurricanes may need to rent a goalie, with both Reimer and Mrazek out (more on that below). The Rangers have been expected all year...
Feb 23, 2020
Cleveland Monsters take down the Rochester Americans in overtime

Cleveland Monsters take down the Rochester Americans in overtime

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters Cleveland Monsters (3) at Rochester Americans (2) - Overtime The Cleveland Monsters took down the Rochester Americans in a thrilling overtime battle on Saturday night. Joonas Korpisalo was in net for the first time since going down with an injury on December 29th, 2019. He put on a show stopping 31 of the 33 shots the Amerks put on goal. In Friday night’s loss to the Syracuse Crunch, the Monsters started the game jumpy and flustered. Tonight, the Monsters came out cool, calm, and confident. This change in attitude gave the Monsters the upper...
Feb 23, 2020
Blue Jackets drag out the suspense, but fall in 8th round of the shootout

Blue Jackets drag out the suspense, but fall in 8th round of the shootout

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Nashville wins 4-3 but the loser point on the road is good The Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Predators in Nashville hoping to end their slide and...
Feb 22, 2020
Gamethread: Jackets at Predators

Gamethread: Jackets at Predators

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Come in and know us better, man! Just....try to relax.
Feb 22, 2020
Game #63 Preview: Going west to change our fortunes

Game #63 Preview: Going west to change our fortunes

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Blue Jackets look to take rock and roll (and duck tape) to Nashville Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8:00 EST Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN TV: Fox Sports...
Feb 22, 2020
Four takeaways from the Cleveland Monsters 6-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch

Four takeaways from the Cleveland Monsters 6-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters Cleveland Monsters (3) at Syracuse Crunch (6) The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Syracuse Crunch 6-3 last night. Veini Vehvilainen stopped 15 of the 20 shots the Crunch put on net. Despite the score, the Monsters stayed in the game until the final horn blew. Despite playing with a lineup consisting of 11 forwards and 7 defender, the Monsters played with speed and energy all night. Even when the Crunch made it 6-3 with 48 seconds left in the game, the Monsters never stopped trying to tie the game. With the way they played in the last minute,...
Feb 21, 2020
How should Columbus Blue Jackets fans spend the NHL Trade Deadline?

How should Columbus Blue Jackets fans spend the NHL Trade Deadline?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ What to expect when you’re not expecting anything The NHL trade deadline is one short weekend away, set for 3 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon. As of Friday morning, after falling to Philadelphia in overtime, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves clinging to a playoff spot after losing seven straight. With more man-games lost than any other team in the NHL (and counting!) dimming high postseason hopes, the Blue Jackets should make the trade deadline boring and skip it altogether. In his excellent trade deadline primer on Wednesday, MrSwift13 explored the...
Feb 21, 2020
Calvin Thurkauf brings speed, offense, and grit to the table

Calvin Thurkauf brings speed, offense, and grit to the table

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters After watching many of the Cleveland Monsters get called up to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Calvin Thurkauf (forward) will get his chance to shine. In 47 games with the Monsters, Thurkauf sits just three points (25) behind Stefan Matteau and is tied for third on the team with Nathan Gerbe. His 16 assists has him tied with Matteau at fourth on the team. While, nine goals on the season has him tied for second with Sam Vigneault. Thurkauf has four multi-point games this season proving that once he gets going there is no stopping him. Over the...