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Preseason Game #3 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues

Preseason Game #3 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues

Jackets hit the road for the first time during their preseason slate. Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00 ESTEnterprise Center, St. Louis, MOTV: Fox Sports G0 or BlueJackets.com; Radio: 1460 AMOpponent’s Blog: St. Louis Game Time Columbus Blue Jackets (1-1-0) at St. Louis Blues (1-1-0) Notes The Blue Jackets’ preseason slate shifts to the road for the first time as they battle the St. Louis Blues. Both teams enter play 1-1 so far through their first two preseason games. Columbus lost to the Sabres 4-1 Monday, and beat the Blackhawks 4-1 Tuesday. St. Louis lost to the Stars 5-3 Tuesday,...
Sep 20, 2018
What will the 2021-22 Blue Jackets look like?

What will the 2021-22 Blue Jackets look like?

A peek in the crystal ball After completing the off-season rundown of the top players under 25 in the Columbus Blue Jackets system, I started thinking about what the team might look like in the future. This is a team with a young core, so who will still be around in 3 years? Note: I gathered information from the indispensable Cap Friendly and Elite Prospects. Of course this list does not include potential trades, free agent signings, or future draft picks. Already under contract through 2021-22 These players have an NHL contract on the books for that season, or have an Entry Level Contract...
Sep 18, 2018
Preseason Game #2: Blue Jackets Dump Blackhawks, 4-1

Preseason Game #2: Blue Jackets Dump Blackhawks, 4-1

Columbus scores four unanswered to topple Chicago Free from the lofty expectations of an undefeated preseason following Monday’s loss, the Columbus Blue Jackets knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena, 4-1. Columbus bounced back from a Blackhawks score in the first minute with four unanswered goals from Alexander Wennberg, Zac Dalpe, Cam Atkinson and Liam Foudy in the preseason opener for visiting Chicago. A mix of CBJ veterans and fresh faces carried the play for long stretches at a time in a solid overall performance. Training camp resumes with practices...
Sep 18, 2018
Preseason Game #2 Gamethread: Blackhawks at Blue Jackets

Preseason Game #2 Gamethread: Blackhawks at Blue Jackets

Let’s talk about it together. It’s a 7 p.m. puck drop at Nationwide Arena. Be it from the arena, from your couch or from work (that’s where I’ll be!), come talk about the game with us! The game can be viewed online through the Fox Sports Go app or at BlueJackets.com.
Sep 18, 2018
Preseason Game #2 Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks

Preseason Game #2 Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks

What’s this? MOAR HAWKEY?! Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Fox Sports G0 or BlueJackets.com; Radio: 1460 AMOpponent’s Blog: Second City Hockey Columbus Blue Jackets (0-1-0) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (0-0-0) Notes Tonight, we’ll see the preseason debuts of...well, everyone we didn’t see last night. Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, first-round pick Liam Foudy, Riley Nash, Zac Dalpe, Nick Foligno and Josh Anderson headline the names who should see the ice this evening. I’m excited to see (well, hear - I probably won’t be able to watch tonight) how...
Sep 17, 2018
Preseason Game #1 Recap: Blue Jackets fall to Sabres 4-1 in opener

Preseason Game #1 Recap: Blue Jackets fall to Sabres 4-1 in opener

But it’s just preseason, and just one game The Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Buffalo Sabres tonight by the score of 4-1 in their preaseason opener at Nationwide Arena. I was there in person and rather than break down a play by play, I thought I’d share my observations of some of the players. First, the NHLers David Savard was one of the most active players on the night. He led all Columbus skaters in ice time, took two penalties, was on ice for two goals against, but also scored the lone Jackets goal. Overall, it was the Savvy we’ve come to expect: throwing his body around,...
Sep 17, 2018
Preseason Game #1 Gamethread: Sabres at Blue Jackets

Preseason Game #1 Gamethread: Sabres at Blue Jackets

Come chat with us here! Puck drops at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. The game can be viewed online through the Fox Sports Go app or at BlueJackets.com. Whether you’re following along that way or whether you’re in attendance, come chat in the comments during the game. I’ll be there and will be live tweeting via The Cannon’s twitter feed, @cbjcannon Let’s go Jackets!
Sep 17, 2018
Blue Jackets Unveil New adidas Third Jerseys

Blue Jackets Unveil New adidas Third Jerseys

The CBJ stick with the classic alternate The Columbus Blue Jackets “reintroduced” their third jersey for the upcoming 2018-19 season on Monday morning, the club’s first alternate created by adidas. The team also announced the 12 times they’ll wear the jersey at Nationwide Arena: Thursday Oct. 18 vs. Philadelphia Flyers Thursday Nov. 15 vs. Florida Panthers Thursday Nov. 29 vs. Minnesota Wild Tuesday Dec. 4 vs. Calgary Flames Monday Dec. 17 vs. Vegas Golden Knights Thursday Dec. 20 vs. New Jersey Devils Thursday Jan. 10 vs. Nashville Predators Tuesday Jan. 29 vs. Buffalo...
Sep 17, 2018
Preseason Game #1 Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Sabres

Preseason Game #1 Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Sabres

Bring on our rivals! Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Fox Sports G0 or BlueJackets.com; Radio: 1460 AMOpponent’s Blog: Die By the Blade Columbus Blue Jackets (0-0-0) vs. Buffalo Sabres (0-0-0) Notes It’s here! It’s finally here! After a long, worrisome offseason we finally get to watch a hockey game again. Sure it’s just preseason, but I’ll take what I can get. Tonight’s lineup for Columbus features a number of Blue Jackets regulars as well as some key pieces for this year’s Cleveland Monsters. The players I’m most intrigued to watch are...
Sep 14, 2018
Among Those With Something to Prove — Look no Further than Anthony Duclair

Among Those With Something to Prove — Look no Further than Anthony Duclair

He’s 23-years-old, on his fourth NHL club in four seasons, and Anthony Duclair wants to be the steal the Blue Jackets are bargaining on. We’ve had a lot of fun discussing the Columbus Blue Jackets ever-persistent offseason news that won’t go away. The Artemi Panarin saga, life after Sergei Bobrovsky? and everything in between. Check out Pale Dragon’s piece on contracts as it relates to those two aforementioned stars. You might be all in as far as the regular season plays out and playoffs are concerned, ready to risk losing them in free agency. One might play the season out and make...
Sep 13, 2018
LIVE BLOG: What They’re Saying from Blue Jackets Media Day

LIVE BLOG: What They’re Saying from Blue Jackets Media Day

Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky, among other players, face the Columbus media for the first time with training camp right round the corner. It’s media day for the Columbus Blue Jackets, usually a day of trivial how-do-you-dos, it’s-great-to-be-backs and whatnot, but this year there’s a special interest in what several players have to say. Or, as we’ll come to find out, don’t have to say. And while The Cannon isn’t present for media day festivities, some of the best vets from the beat are, and if you’re worried you’ll miss anything, fear not, for our live blog will cover...
Sep 13, 2018
Training Camp Battles: Defense

Training Camp Battles: Defense

What will the Blue Jackets Blue Line look like this year? Already this week, we’ve looked at training camp battles for the centers and the wings. Today, as training camp officially opens, we finish our series by looking at the Columbus defense. Five of the six spots are already spoken for: Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Markus Nutivaara, David Savard, and Ryan Murray. Who will be the sixth everyday defenseman? Dean Kukan Top 25 Under 25: #142017-18 Player Review At this point, Kukan would be my choice for the last spot. He impressed in his 11 games last season (4 assists, 56.3 CF%), and also...
Sep 13, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets: Training Camp Rosters and Schedule

Columbus Blue Jackets: Training Camp Rosters and Schedule

The Blue Jackets are back. Here’s when you can catch them. The Columbus Blue Jackets return today - Thursday, September 13, 2018 - with physicals and medical evaluations at Nationwide Arena. The players will also have media availability to speak with reporters in advance of the training camp. Below is the full schedule for Blue Jackets training camp. On Saturday and Sunday this weekend, the Blue Jackets will open practice to the public in both the Ice Haus as well as on the main ice of Nationwide Arena. There will be a t shirt giveaway and doors open each day at 8:00...
Sep 12, 2018
John Tortorella Signs Two Year Extension

John Tortorella Signs Two Year Extension

The winningest head coach in Blue Jackets history will stay in Columbus for the next couple of years. Today, the winningest head coach in Columbus Blue Jackets history signed a two year extension. CBJ have signed Head Coach John Tortorella to a 2-year extension. → https://t.co/jX8B8DjuaQ pic.twitter.com/qK6YU2OZLd— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 12, 2018 John Tortorella has a record of 129-87-23 in 239 games in Columbus. Torts won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year following the Blue Jackets’ best season in franchise history, and has led the team to the...
Sep 12, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets Training Camp Battles: Wingers

Columbus Blue Jackets Training Camp Battles: Wingers

Can Vitaly Abramov earn a spot on the roster? Who else might be pushing for more minutes? Today, we take a look. Welcome to the next installment of training camp battles! Today, we take a look at which wingers will be battling it out for spots on the roster to open the season, as well as several positional battles that will be taking place. Roster Battles Vitaly Abramov: One of the most closely watched prospects heading into camp will be former QMJHL MVP Vitaly Abramov. The diminutive Russian (listed at just 5’9” and 172 pounds) boasts plenty of scoring ability, registering over 100...