Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Kekalainen

Kekalainen, with an extensive scouting background, has been billed as a draft guru. But drafting 18 year olds is rarely a quick fix. Two of his first-round picks – center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Zach Werenski – are expected to be NHL regulars this season.
“This (extension) gives us an opportunity to keep doing what we’ve been trying to build,” Kekalainen said. “It’s a process that will take its time, but we’re on our way.”
Poor Jackets they are never going to get out of the basement resigning Kekalainen is as bad as the trades he makes.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Yeo will be named Head Coach

Blues were considering bringing ex-Wild head coach Mike Yeo on board to work on Ken Hitchcock’s staff — with the long-range plan of having Yeo take over when Hitch steps down after next season. Well, that report is now official. From the Blues: St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have named Mike Yeo Associate Coach. In addition, Armstrong announced that Yeo will be named Head Coach to begin the 2017-18 season and his contract will run through the 2019-20 season. Of course Hitch was not good enough to stay on as coach for the Jackets ,,who fired him and he has taking his team every year to the playoffs since then ,,Jackets are the worst run team in the NHL and thats fact based..

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hartnell

Based on the report, Hartnell’s no-move clause won’t be a hurdle when it comes to shipping him to a new team. His contract, which lasts through 2018-19 and carries an average cap hit of $4.75 million, and his age will be the biggest obstacles to clear when it comes to trade negotiations.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ohio State

Ohio State doesn't want the Blue Jackets here. Never has wanted the Blue Jackets here. It's like an older brother when a new sibling is born, but they haven't fully dealt with it yet. Ohio State's question to literally everything is ... How does this help the football program? That's the backgrop, but there's more to it than this. The Blue Jacket need to get real. They need to win. Right now, they have a hearty local following, but they've squandered so many others locally by their perennial ineptitude. They have to start winning and making the playoffs and grabbing the hearts of more people in this town. That's step 1. Step 2 is becoming a team that has a rival and has players that fans outside Columbus will tune in to watch, because that's what these outdoor games are, really, they're national TV events. When the Blue Jackets become those two things, than Ohio State will see the benefit in working with them (re: $$$) and big brother will be forced to recognize little bother. Right now, Ohio State sees no reason to share their stage. Is it selfish? Yeah. Is it small-town thinking? Yeah. But they've run this town for many years, and those type of machines are hard to crack.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Second worst contract in the entire NHL

David Clarkson cashed in as a free agent in July 2013, signing a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $36.75 million over seven years. In hindsight, the deal looks like it was made thinking Clarkson’s 30-goal season in 2011-12 was a sign of things to come for the right wing. It wasn’t. In his first season with the Leafs, Clarkson scored 11 points (5G, 6A). In his second season, he scored 15 points (10G, 5A). He didn’t finish that second season in Toronto; the team shipped him to Columbus in exchange for Nathan Horton.
At this point, David Clarkson is the fourth-highest paid player on the Columbus Blue Jackets, pulling in a salary of $5.5 million for the 2015-16 season. Next year his deal will pay him $7 million, which will put him second in team salary, trailing only goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. Clarkson has been injury-plagued this season, playing in only 18 games. In those 18 games, Clarkson has scored one goal and one assist.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fans

I feel bad for the fans the Bluejackets just can't seem to put some wins together. The bad trades the GM has made are really catching up the the team ,,over priced players that play on the forth line.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Blue Jackets have fired Todd Richards

The Blue Jackets have fired Todd Richards this morning, replacing him with John Tortorella, one of the NHL’s firebrand coaches who has been out of work since Vancouver fired him a year ago.
The news was first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Richards was fired just hours after a 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders dropped Columbus to 0-7-0, matching the worst start to a season in modern NHL history.
Tortorella, 57, is expected to make his debut behind the Blue Jackets’ bench on Thursday when they play the Minnesota Wild in Xcel Energy Center. He did not immediately respond to messages left on his cell phone.  About freaking time he was killing this team!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Why is Richards still the coach

Remember the buoyant Blue Jackets, the ones loaded with offensive talent and a mostly competent defense, the ones expected to challenge for the Metropolitan Division title and make noise in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Yeah, no one else does, either.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vermette

Vermette another game winning goal he was not good enough to play for the Bluejackets so they traded him. Jackets one of the worse teams in the past 10 years that make bad trades. Go Hawks.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Go Rangers

Its totally clear that the CBJ management over the past 7 years or so are not educated enough to keep a winning team together,they trade all their best players to playoff teams,,go Rangers.