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2022 Season Preview: Zach Werenski

Zach Werenski, 6-2, 213 pounds July 19, 1997 (25 years old) Drafted 1st round (#8 overall), 2015 NHL draft Cap hit: $9.583M through 2027-28 Role: #1 Defenseman Zach Werenski emerged from the shadow of Seth Jones and proved to the NHL that he can be a #1 defenseman last season. The two were arguably one […] 2022 Season Preview: Zach Werenski - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2022

2022 Season Preview: Patrik Laine

Patrik Laine, 6-5, 216 pounds April 19, 1998 (24 years old) Acquired from Winnipeg for Pierre-Luc Dubois, January 23, 2021 Cap hit: $8.7M through 2025-26 Role: Top line winger There was little doubt that Patrik Laine and the Blue Jackets would come to terms this summer on a contract extension. Both sides expressed wanting to […] 2022 Season Preview: Patrik Laine - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 12, 2022

2022 Season Preview: Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau, 5-9, 165 pounds August 19, 1993 (28 years old) Signed as a UFA, July 13, 2022 Cap hit: $9.75M Through 2028-29 Role: Top line winger It’s hard to believe how much the outlook has changed for the Columbus Blue Jackets in just one short month. Entering free agency, the team had hopes of […] 2022 Season Preview: Johnny Gaudreau - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 11, 2022

Future Jackets Impressing at World Juniors

The 2022 World Junior Championships are well under way in Edmonton, and all four Blue Jacket prospects are off to a great start for their respective countries. Team Czechia, with three Blue Jacket representatives, won a hard-fought matchup over Slovakia, 5-4 on Tuesday, and Kent Johnson and Team Canada got the job done against Latvia – […] Future Jackets Impressing at World Juniors - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 8, 2022

Four Blue Jackets Prospects Representing Their Countries At 2022 WJC

With the 2022 World Junior Championships taking place in August (very out of the ordinary); the Blue Jackets will be represented by four prospects in the tournament. After pausing in January due to a COVID scare, the tournament will take place from August 9th through the 20th in Edmonton. Leading the way is 2021 first […] Four Blue Jackets Prospects Representing Their Countries At 2022 WJC - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 5, 2022

Embrace the Hate

Anyone who has been around the social media feeds of the Columbus Blue Jackets over the last month or so, can likely tell you a story about fans from other markets dumping on our team, our fanbase or our city. I chose my wording carefully here because it’s important – it is OUR team. We […] Embrace the Hate - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 4, 2022

Can the Blue Jacket Defense Hold Up?

After finishing 28th in the league defensively for the 2021-22 season, the biggest question for the Blue Jackets this summer was on defense. While we all expected changes to be made defensively, the team returns basically the same corps from last season. After losing Dean Kukan, who returned home to play in Europe; and adding […] Can the Blue Jacket Defense Hold Up? - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 3, 2022

Setting Expectations: Laine and Gaudreau

The Blue Jackets will enter the 2022-23 season with arguably the most talented lineup they have ever had. While they still have areas of needed improvement, the team is deep at forward and on defense. The roster will be highlighted by the best tandem of wingers it’s ever had: Patrik Laine and Johnny Gaudreau. But […] Setting Expectations: Laine and Gaudreau - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 2, 2022

The Curious Case of Emil Bemstrom

One piece of business remains this summer for Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen – what to do with restricted free agent Emil Bemstrom. Written off by many in the fanbase, it’s easy to sell a player who hasn’t put it all together off as a lost cause. But, if we take a deeper dive into […] The Curious Case of Emil Bemstrom - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 1, 2022

Joonas Korpisalo Needs to Bounce Back

August 11, 2020. Brayden Point scored in the fifth overtime to thrust the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 1-0 series lead in the playoff bubble, in the first round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bolts would go on to take revenge over the same CBJ team that swept them out of the playoffs […] Joonas Korpisalo Needs to Bounce Back - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 29, 2022

2022 Top Prospects: Post-Draft Rankings Edition

As part of a busy summer, the Blue Jackets made seven selections at the 2022 NHL Draft – several of whom look like quality prospects. In fact, I have a suspicion that we will look back in 5 years and see the 2021 and 2022 draft classes, as the best the franchise has ever seen. […] 2022 Top Prospects: Post-Draft Rankings Edition - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 27, 2022

CBJ Roster Still Needs Tinkering

The summer of 2022 may as well be called the “Summer of Jarmo”. The Blue Jackets GM has indeed been busy, continuing to overhaul a roster that became stale after the departure former head coach John Tortorella. But, even after trading away fan favorite Oliver Bjorkstrand, the team still has an excess of talent on […] CBJ Roster Still Needs Tinkering - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 26, 2022

Opinion: Trading Bjorkstrand Was The Right Move

The moment the Blue Jackets signed Johnny Gaudreau to a 7-year contract, plucking one of the most talented wingers in the NHL from free agency – something had to give. This became more evident when the team signed Patrik Laine to a 4-year extension, vaulting them over the league’s $82.5 million dollar salary cap. Ultimately, […] Opinion: Trading Bjorkstrand Was The Right Move - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More