Wednesday, March 01, 2017

John Totorella wouldn’t bite

John Totorella wouldn’t bite on the low-hanging fruit offered him twice during a news conference that followed the Blue Jackets’ 1-0 overtime loss to the Canadiens last night. Anyone who saw his reaction to the holding call on defenseman Seth Jones knows how angry he was. Anyone who watched the coach walk across the ice and yell at officials seconds after Alex Galchenyuk’s point shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky understood the fire had not diminished. Tortorella can rage with the best of them.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

favorites to win the Stanley Cup

They are also now the odds on favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
Yes. That is right. The Columbus Blue Jackets.
The folks at Bovada released their updated Stanley Cup odds on Tuesday, and there is Tortorella’s bunch right at the top of the list, currently sitting at 7/1 favorites to win it all.
On Dec. 1 they were 28/1.
The Blue Jackets enter play on Tuesday having not lost a game since Nov. 26, and even then they still gained a point in the standings by losing to the Florida Panthers in a shootout. They won the game before that which gives them points in 17 straight games, a stretch that has seen them earn 33 out of a potential 34 points.
Here are the current Stanley Cup odds for every team in the league. The Blue Jackets are followed by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild (who have had a pretty impressive winning streak of their own), the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers.
The Arizona Coyotes and the Colorado Avalanche are the teams with the worst odds, currently sitting at 500/1.
Columbus Blue Jackets: 7/1

Friday, December 23, 2016

Blue Jackets faced the Pittsburgh Penguins

On Thursday, the Blue Jackets faced the Pittsburgh Penguins with a chance to take over not just the lead in the Metropolitan Division, but the entire NHL. After a shaky first period – “I thought we were wetting our pants,” coach John Tortorella said – the Blue Jackets seized the moment with brute force.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

How to choose,buy the proper fitting hockey skates for ice hockey


If you want to play ice hockey or already play hockey. You need to make sure you have the correct hockey skates. You also need to make sure the skates fit properly.
  The first thing you need to do if you are serious about playing ice hockey is have the proper fitting ice skates. Inexpensive skates are ok but to skate and play ice hockey you need good hockey skates. The expensive brands CCM, Bauer, Graf all have upper end hockey skates. The skates need to have stainless steal blades not composite blades. The higher priced skates are made with better materials and mold to your foot and will provide better ankle support.
  Make sure to sharpen your skate blades after you purchase them. Most hockey stores will sharpen them for free when you purchase the skates. Get a regular cut on the blades if your just starting out. The size of the skates should be about 1 size smaller then your shoe size. It is a mistake to buy hockey skates that are to big. Your toes should just be able to wiggle and they should fit snuggly around your ankles. The skates should not be loose. When you lace up the skates there should be about 1 to 2 inches width across the laces. You can also get some extra padding to put under the tongue to help prevent skate bite.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Matt Calvert

Calvert left the ice and headed to the trainers’ room, where he received 36 stitches to close his wound.Now, did he return to play in the third period?Of course. He’s a hockey player, and this is just what they do. He then scored the winning goal, wow.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

10 zip holy moley

The Montreal Canadiens were the last remaining unbeaten team in the NHL, but in Friday's historic rout to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Habs looked nothing like the top team in the Eastern Conference.  The Canadiens matched their worst shutout loss in team history, losing 10-0 to the Blue Jackets in Columbus. It was the fourth 10-0 loss in franchise history.
Al Montoya made the start between the pipes in Carey Price's spot, but his supporting cast did little to help slow the carnage. Montreal gave up eight goals in the first two periods, four on power plays.

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.