6:36 PM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
5 hours ago
Trade Deadline Fatigue Is Real, the Waiting is the Worst Part

Trade Deadline Fatigue Is Real, the Waiting is the Worst Part

please just end this already, lord Please, hockey gods, let this end. Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are not re-signing here. Artemi Panarin, after recently firing his agent and hiring the same agent that represents Sergei Bobrovsky, appears intent on reaching free agency on July 1. Sergei Bobrovsky said before the season that he let the front office know his intentions before the season and relations seem to have only soured as the season has gone along, culminating with him walking out on the team after he was pulled in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, earning a one game...
18 hours ago
Recap: Monsters Split Weekend Series with Senators

Recap: Monsters Split Weekend Series with Senators

Cleveland Monsters at Belleville Senators The Cleveland Monsters started their four-game road trip with back to back games against the Belleville Senators. The Monsters kicked the first game of the series off with a bang. Three and a half minutes into the first period Nikita Korostelev redirected a pass from Sam Vigneault into the back of the net. Even though the Monsters scored a quick goal, there was little to no chemistry between linemates. At one point, it looked like a bunch of little kids running around trying to figure out where to go. Luckily, the Senators looked the same way....
19 hours ago
Bob + Bread = Blue Jackets win at Chicago

Bob + Bread = Blue Jackets win at Chicago

Artemi Panarin scored two goals as part of a three point night, and Sergei Bobrovsky delivered his best performance of the season as the Blue Jackets get a rare win in Chicago. Saturday night’s affair brings with it old Central Division rivals amidst two teams who have been streaking of late. As the Columbus Blue Jackets saw its four-game win streak end Thursday against the Islanders, the Chicago Blackhawks rebounded from a Tuesday loss at Boston to beat the Devils Thursday, their eighth win in the last nine games. Looking to find at least some sort of a balance in between Tuesday’s...
22 hours ago
Gamethread #57: Blue Jackets at Blackhawks

Gamethread #57: Blue Jackets at Blackhawks

Win it for Mom It’s official: Kole Sherwood will make his NHL debut tonight, as the first Central Ohioan to suit up for the Blue Jackets. He met with the media earlier today: Cool thing: he got the news yesterday from Cleveland assistant coach Trent Vogelhuber, who was the first Central Ohioan to be drafted by the Blue Jackets. Eric Robinson also joins the lineup. Ryan Murray - who missed practice yesterday for a maintenance day - will play. Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start in net. Let’s go Jackets!
Feb 16, 2019
Game #57 Preview: Blue Jackets visit the Windy City

Game #57 Preview: Blue Jackets visit the Windy City

Saturday, February 16 - 8:30 ESTUnited Center, Chicago, Illinois TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Second City Hockey Columbus Blue Jackets (32-21-3, 67 points, 3rd Metro, 6th East) at Chicago Blackhawks (24-25-9, 57 points, 7th Central, 11th West) The Union Blue started the week with a 3-0 win over the Capitals, then suffered a 0-3 loss to the Islanders. Will they split the difference tonight with a 1.5-1.5 tie? Player to Watch Kole Sherwood Sherwood was announced as an emergency call-up yesterday. He was called up once before this season, but was a healthy scratch....
Feb 15, 2019
Getting to Know Your (Possible) Future Columbus Blue Jackets

Getting to Know Your (Possible) Future Columbus Blue Jackets

It’s like Christmas without the benevolence We’re a little more than a week from the trade deadline, which feels more like a case of who isn’t on the trading block. You may have heard the Columbus Blue Jackets have some players to trade. In that spirit, here’s a non-exhaustive-but-still-hearty list of some of the names that have been bandied about as possible candidates for a trade, and what they’ve been up to lately. Jonathan Huberdeau Florida PanthersPosition: LWAge: 25Season stats: 56 GP, 13 G, 39 A, 52 PContract: $5.9 million cap hit through 2022-2023 If you’re going to...
Feb 15, 2019
Game #56 Recap: Islanders Come to Columbus, Thrash Jackets in Nationwide Arena

Game #56 Recap: Islanders Come to Columbus, Thrash Jackets in Nationwide Arena

Here’s what happened. The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted the Metropolitain Division leading New York Islanders last night, looking to continue their four game winning streak as the team found its game following a five game losing streak. The Islanders come to town on the heels of a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Heading into the game, it appeared that there would be no lineup changes. Josh Anderson, who took a big hit from Tom Wilson early in Tuesday’s win, was available and skating the morning of Thursday’s game. Looks like the same lines for #CBJ from Tuesday’s win over the...
Feb 14, 2019
QuickCap #56: New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets

QuickCap #56: New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets

Here’s what you missed. The Columbus Blue Jackets, winners of four straight, welcomed in the Metropolitain division leading New York Islanders. Here’s what went down. First Period A Casey Cizikas breakaway goal and several Thomas Greiss stops were the difference as the Islanders led 1-0 after 20 minutes. Second Period Casey Cizikas scored his second breakaway goal of the night to make it 2-0. Josh Bailey scored on a deflected puck to make it 3-0 late in the period. Third Period A whole lot of outside chances for Columbus. A whole lot of nothing. Final New York Islanders 3 Columbus...
Feb 14, 2019
Game #56 GameThread: New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets

Game #56 GameThread: New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets

Chat about tonight’s Valentines Day matchup! Happy Valentines Day hockey fans! Blue Jackets at Islanders next.
Feb 14, 2019
Game 56 Preview: Suddenly Hot Blue Jackets Set For Clash With Division-Leading Islanders

Game 56 Preview: Suddenly Hot Blue Jackets Set For Clash With Division-Leading Islanders

Winners of four straight, the Blue Jackets welcome in the Metro-leading Islanders or a Valentines Day date. Thursday, February 14 - 7:00 EST,Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OhioTV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Lighthouse Hockey Columbus Blue Jackets (32-20-3, 67 points, 3rd Metro, t-7th East) vs. New York Islanders (33-17-6, 72 points, 1st Metro, t-3rd East) The Columbus Blue Jackets followed up five-straight losses with now four-consecutive wins. After a 3-0 road trip out west, and impressive back-to-back victories against last year’s Stanley Cup finalists, the Jackets...
Feb 13, 2019
Bob and Bread: The Way Forward

Bob and Bread: The Way Forward

I know this will sound crazy, but I think we should not trade Artemi Panarin. Hear me out. S’up, y’all! ‘Member me? Between job changes and graduate school (sidebar: working full time and going to grad school full time and raising a child all at the same time is a crazy idea), I have not been the presence here at the Cannon that I wish to be. But, the gang has been gracious enough to let me lurk in their Slack chat and occasionally fire off a shot from the point now and then. This season has been a roller coaster. My GAF meter was pegged pretty low with all of the contract drama, and...
Feb 13, 2019
Which Blue Jacket has the most trade value?

Which Blue Jacket has the most trade value?

Who are the most valuable players? One of the most popular recurring features of sports blogging pioneer Bill Simmons is his NBA Trade Value ranking. Here are the rules, from his 2015 ranking: 1. Salaries matter. Would you rather pay Serge Ibaka $12.4 million a year or Chris Bosh $20.6 million? 2. Age matters. Would you rather have Dirk for the next three seasons or Boogie for the next 12? 3. Contract length matters — a newish wrinkle in an era defined by shorter guarantees, swollen caps and forward-thinking GMs who hoard cap space like it’s Walter White’s crystal meth recipe. 4....
Feb 13, 2019
Game #55 Recap: Blue Jackets Shutout Capitals, 3-0

Game #55 Recap: Blue Jackets Shutout Capitals, 3-0

CBJ push their win streak to four games and clinch the season series against Washington. The Columbus Blue Jackets were able to do two things the Washington Capitals were unable to do on Tuesday night; score and play with energy in a 3-0 Jackets in at Nationwide Arena. While the Blue Jackets didn’t come out firing, per se, they did come out with a bevy of more energy, taking advantage of a team who was playing on the second leg of a back-to-back and playing their seventh game in 12 days. The Blue Jackets controlled the puck for a majority of the opening period in a period that saw a...
Feb 12, 2019
Recap: Abramov, Sherwood Lift Monsters to Win over Americans

Recap: Abramov, Sherwood Lift Monsters to Win over Americans

Vitaly Abramov and Kole Sherwood scored two goals in tonight’s 5-2 win over the Rochester Americans. Rochester Americans (2) at Cleveland Monsters (5) The Cleveland Monsters came into tonight’s game against the Rochester Americans hungry for points to move them up the leaderboard. For the first time in a while, Coach Madden mixed up the lines. “Guys have been playing in bigger roles and have been playing good. We thought we’d give some guys some chances in situations, but I also like the fact I wanted to have four lines. Typically, Rochester has four lines. Obviously, they are...
Feb 12, 2019
QuickCap: Jackets Blank Caps, 3-0

QuickCap: Jackets Blank Caps, 3-0

Bob was good, Duclair scored and the Jackets beat Washington. The Columbus Blue Jackets out-energyed the Washington Capitals en route to a 3-0 win on Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. 1st period A lot of chances from the Blue Jackets, but ultimately Columbus was unable to put a goal on the board. It was, however, the Goon Show, as Tom Wilson was involved in a pair of incidents; one with throwing an elbow to Josh Anderson and another in which he and Artemi Panarin were called for offsetting penalties (which was crap but whatever) but it did give the chance for Bread to get in Wilson’s grill a...