Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NHL All-Star Weekend

Columbus will be deluged in a few days with ice-hockey fans from Ohio, neighboring states and beyond. An estimated 140,000 people, including 8,000 to 10,000 out-of-towners, are expected to partake in the myriad events that make up NHL All-Star Weekend. The economic impact of the event is expected to extend well beyond the obvious crowds, as Sunday’s game will be seen in 150 countries, providing rare and valuable media exposure for the city. Going to be a fun time will be doing the slide ha.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Three Jackets all stars

Three Jackets players were invited yesterday to take part in the NHL All-Star Game, set for Jan. 25 in Nationwide Arena. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, left wing Nick Foligno and center Ryan Johansen were among 36 players announced yesterday after selection by the league hockey’s operation department.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Richards needs to go

Asked if he has been pleased or displeased with the leadership in the dressing room during the tailspin, coach Todd Richards said: “It’s definitely not displeased. Part of the leadership and all of that has to start with me, so I don’t look much further than myself. If things aren’t going right in there … it has to start with me and get to the guys who have command of that room, guys who have a voice in that room. I think we can all do a better job.”
As a fan and ticket holder this is the same problem the Jackets have had for ten years. Even with the new management they make bad trades and don't get it when it come to fireing a coach.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jackets injuries pile up

Center Artem Anisimov was leveled by Ottawa's Eric Gryba at 8:04 of the second period, a shoulder-to-head hit that sent Anisimov flat on his back, his helmet flying. He suffered an apparent concussion and is day-to-day, according to the club.
Defenseman James Wisniewski played only three shifts in the third period and suffered a broken finger. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said he'd miss one-to-two weeks with a broken finger.
“Whether I’ve done something, or somebody’s done something to the hockey gods … I’ve never seen anything like this,” Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. “It seems like every time we play a game somebody’s getting hurt.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jackest win home opener

 Blue Jackets fire off a cannon inside Nationwide Arena every time they score, it went off 5 times tonight against the Rangers. Jackets win their home opener.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nikita Nikitin traded

The Edmonton Oilers were able to come to a deal with potential free agent defenseman Nikita Nikitin and now their trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets is official.
The Oilers send a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft to the Jackets for the 28-year old Russian blue liner. Elliotte Friedman of CBC reports his new contract is a two-year deal worth $9 million. It’s a bit much on money and a $4.5 million cap hit won’t look so hot on the books, but at two years it’s not a killer deal by any means.
wow this is the same stupid trades that this organization has made over the last 5 years. We just love to trade good players for unproven draft picks.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Blue Jackets have traded forward R.J. Umberger

The Blue Jackets have traded forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in 2015 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for power forward Scott Hartnell, The Dispatch has learned.
The acquisition of Hartnell makes the Blue Jackets faster and more physical, and the trading of Umberger comes as a huge relief for Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Umberger had requested a trade at his end-of-season meeting with management following a late-season spat with coach Todd Richards over a series of healthy scratches. This is what happens when you have a coach that got an contract extension. The Pittsburg coach was fired but they gave Richards an extension same oh same oh.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rangers are in the Cup

Way to go Rangers and they would like to thank the Bluejackets GM's for sending them all their good players, lol go Rangers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

coach Todd Richards

One month after leading the Blue Jackets to their best regular season and their first and only playoff wins, coach Todd Richards has been rewarded with a contract extension.
Richards, whose existing contract carried through next season, agreed on a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season, the club announced today. The Dispatch reported last month that Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson and GM Jarmo Kekalainen told Richards after the season ended that they wanted to talk about a long-term contract.
Guess we could not find anybody else too bad he is a boring coach and scratches good players for players that run around trying to check all the time and take bad penalties.. One thing this organization does do good is feed the playoff teams with good players.