6:37 PM EDT, Thu October 17, 2019
10 hours ago
Alright, let’s talk about this slogan.

Alright, let’s talk about this slogan.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports You know, the “Out of our Blue” one. Okay, I know we just did an article dissecting the hypocrisies of the new CBJ marketing campaign, and many great points were raised and dialogues were had. However, I would like to delve into the actual semantics of the team’s new slogan: “Out of our blue, we rise.” Um... What? I don’t know exactly who makes these decisions, but it sounds like this was a case of someone having one half-baked idea and running with it before any other ideas were further developed or discussed. Here’s the whole video, for...
19 hours ago
Game #6 Recap: A fun win due to unlikely heroes

Game #6 Recap: A fun win due to unlikely heroes

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Pleasantly shocked by who stepped up tonight. Game six of the season against the 1-5-1 Dallas Stars — and the Jackets made it look easy. They were off to a fast start with the first goal scored by Zach Werenski, assisted by Gustav Nyquist. It was Werenski’s second goal of the season, and set the tone for some other unlikely stars to step up. Zach Werenski became the third defenseman in @BlueJacketsNHL franchise history to score at least 40 goals, joining Rostislav Klesla (41) and David Savard (40). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/n8ok3E2Snb— NHL Public...
Oct 16, 2019
Gamethread #6: Stars at Blue Jackets

Gamethread #6: Stars at Blue Jackets

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Can the CBJ win two games in a row? Corey Perry enters the Dallas Stars lineup tonight: Stars during morning skate in Columbus:Benn-Seguin-RadulovJanmark-Hintz-PerryDickinson-Faksa-PavelskiCogliano-Gardner-GurianovLindell-KlingbergSekera-HeiskanenOleksiak-Fedun— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) October 16, 2019 No changes expected for the Columbus Blue Jackets, so that means Joonas Korpisalo will get his fourth straight start. Not appearing at NWA tonight? Guest wifi: Due to a widespread internet outage, wifi service is currently unavailable at...
Oct 16, 2019
Game #6 Preview: Jackets’ stars need to show up vs. the Stars

Game #6 Preview: Jackets’ stars need to show up vs. the Stars

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Columbus is looking for their third win in four games Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OhioTV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Defending Big D Dallas Stars (1-5-1, 3 points, 6th Central, 14th West) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (2-3-0, 4 points, 7th Metro, 14th East) After a big win in Carolina - followed by another three day break - the Blue Jackets are back home to start a stretch of four games in six days. Player to Watch Cam Atkinson We had a discussion in the writers’ Slack channel yesterday where...
Oct 15, 2019
The Cannon Cast Episode 34: Getting in the win column, showing signs of improvement, but what about Sonny?

The Cannon Cast Episode 34: Getting in the win column, showing signs of improvement, but what about Sonny?

Winning more games than you lose in a week is good The Columbus Blue Jackets earned a pair of wins and have us feeling better about the start of the season two weeks in. In this episode of The Cannon Cast, we celebrate the surprising play of a couple of young guns, discuss some past (and future) coaching decisions, and, as our wont, wonder what the heck’s going on with Sonny Milano. In this episode, we also talk about: Those were some good wins, right? Are the Blue Jackets rounding into form? Is Joonas Korpisalo looking like the answer? Could—or should—Alexandre Texier at some point...
Oct 14, 2019
State of the Monsters Address: Tough Weekend at the Office

State of the Monsters Address: Tough Weekend at the Office

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters The Cleveland Monsters had a rough homecoming weekend at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse dropping both of their games to the Syracuse Crunch, 2-1 and 6-3. Again, Head Coach Mike Eaves kept the same lines for both games. The Lines looked slightly different this weekend as Markus Hannikainen was called up to the Columbus Blue Jackets due to Josh Anderson’s injury. First Line Nathan Gerbe - Kevin Stenlund - Marko Dano The first line brought even more aggression to this weekend’s set of games. They were at the forefront of every scuffle but...
Oct 14, 2019
Which players are trending up or down?

Which players are trending up or down?

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jackets got their first wins of the season this week A quick note before we begin: have you signed up for FanPulse yet? It takes just a minute of your time and I’d like to get as many Cannon readers signed up as possible. We’re five games into the Columbus Blue Jackets season, and I think that’s enough time to look at which players have stood out so far in good ways or bad: Stock Up: Joonas Korpisalo. The Jackets were counting on one of their young goalies to step up, and so far that has been Korpi. As expected, he has improved with more...
Oct 13, 2019
My early-season impressions of the Blue Jackets

My early-season impressions of the Blue Jackets

Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Sometimes it’ll represent Clint Eastwood’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as some of these games might indicate. But patience is the virtue the young Blue Jackets are preaching. The 2019-20 Blue Jackets season is barely a week old. Are we having fun yet? I don’t know what you expected coming into the season, but for me, it’s this. As in everything we’ve seen through this 2-3-0 start. And though we’re only five games in, the range of dynamics that feature some good, bad, and ugly are what you can expect when you consider the Blue...
Oct 13, 2019
Game #5 Recap: Blue Jackets respond in Raleigh, down Hurricanes 3-2 behind Dubois’ game winner

Game #5 Recap: Blue Jackets respond in Raleigh, down Hurricanes 3-2 behind Dubois’ game winner

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via The Blue Jackets faced some adversity as they gave up an early lead, but they managed to find a way to retake the lead and come home with two points. The Columbus Blue Jackets traveled south following Friday night’s offensive no-show against the Anaheim Ducks to take on the league-leading Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes, 5-0-0 for the first time in franchise history, were seeking to continue their goal scoring ways, entering the night fourth in the league in goals per game at 4.20 per game. Columbus head coach John Tortorella announced the team would...
Oct 12, 2019
Cleveland Monsters lose battle of the goals to Syracuse Crunch

Cleveland Monsters lose battle of the goals to Syracuse Crunch

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Syracuse Crunch, 6-3. Syracuse Crunch (6) at Cleveland Monsters (3) After last night’s loss to the Syracuse Crunch, Cleveland Monsters’ Head Coach Mike Eaves was asked what changes he would make heading into Saturday’s game. He jokingly replied, “Score more goals”. Well, Coach Eaves got is wish as nine goals were scored between the two teams. The Crunch struck first 4:26 into the game. Gemel Smith powered down the ice with the puck before coming to a full stop at the top of the left faceoff...
Oct 12, 2019
Game #5 QuickCap: Columbus Blue Jackets win second game of the season at Carolina Hurricanes

Game #5 QuickCap: Columbus Blue Jackets win second game of the season at Carolina Hurricanes

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Here’s what happened. The Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on the second night of a back to back as they sought to avoid falling into a 1-4 hole. Here’s what happened. First Period Ryan Murray found Markus Nutivaara to open the scoring. Unfortunately, a defensive miscue meant that Eric Haula was able to beat Joonas Korpisalo and equalize the game at one. Second Period Dougie Hamilton scored to give the Hurricanes the lead before Oliver Bjorkstrand answered back 17 seconds later. Joonas Korpisalo made...
Oct 12, 2019
Gamethread: Blue Jackets at Hurricanes

Gamethread: Blue Jackets at Hurricanes

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Chat about tonight’s game We’re all tied at 1-1!
Oct 12, 2019
Game #5 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets need to rock the Hurricanes

Game #5 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets need to rock the Hurricanes

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Let’s just pretend the first four didn’t happen. Saturday, October 12, 2019 — 7 p.m. ESTPNC Arena, Raleigh, North CarolinaTV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FM Opponent’s Blog: Canes Country Carolina Hurricanes (5-0-0, 1st Metro, 1st Eastern) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (1-3-0, 7th Metro, 14th Eastern) The Hurricanes are off to a historic start to their season — for the first time in franchise history, they’re 5-0-0 at the beginning of the season, one of four NHL teams able to claim that stat right now — and the Blue Jackets are off to a slow...
Oct 11, 2019
Energetic Cleveland Monsters fall short of a win over the Syracuse Crunch

Energetic Cleveland Monsters fall short of a win over the Syracuse Crunch

Sam Vigneault crunches the opposition with a heavy hit along the boards. (10.11.2019 - Cleveland Monsters vs Syracuse Crunch) | Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters Syracuse Crunch (2) at Cleveland Monsters (1) The Cleveland Monsters came home to play the Syracuse Crunch in front of over 11,000 fans tonight. Fans were buzzing with excitement as they streamed into the newly renovated Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. For many, this was their first glimpse of all the arena has to offer both on and off the ice. This wasn’t just the fans first time in the arena. Tonight was the first...
Oct 11, 2019
Game #4 Recap: Ducks edge Blue Jackets with two goals in two minutes, 2-1

Game #4 Recap: Ducks edge Blue Jackets with two goals in two minutes, 2-1

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports A bad bounce here, a mistake there The Anaheim Ducks, fresh off a win the previous night, scored two goals in just under two minutes to squeeze past the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday at Nationwide Arena, 2-1. All three of the game’s goals came in the second period. Jakob Silfverberg and Cam Fowler scored 1:57 apart to cap off odd-man rushes before Pierre-Luc Dubois scored Columbus’s only goal with a “throw it on net and see what happens” play with 3:44 left in the period. Neither team cracked 30 shots. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 21 of Anaheim’s...