Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Derick Brassard Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets have been stockpiling young scorers. Today, they drafted another guy to get the puck to them.
The Blue Jackets used their number six pick in the first round of the draft to take Derick Brassard. Brassard is a six-foot-one, 172-pound center who climbed the scouting charts in the last year.
Blue Jackets officials called Brassard a point-producer with lightning speed. The 18-year-old had 72 assists in 58 games last season for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team in Drummondville, but team officials say he still needs to complement his skills with a strength and conditioning program.Hopefully he will bring some much need scoring to the club.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Jody Shelley Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Jody Shelley to a two-year contract, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced Thursday.
Jody is a fierce competitor who has worked tirelessly to improve his game each year he's been with our club," said MacLean. "He possesses tremendous character and has not only become a real leader in our dressing room, but a great ambassador in our community as well."
I love playing in Columbus and I'm proud to be part of one of the best organizations in the NHL," said Shelley. "I feel really good about our team and I'm looking forward to helping the Blue Jackets take the next step and bring playoff hockey to our fans." Glad to see that Shelley is back.Thats about the only good news I have seen from the Bluejackets,the GM is the one who needs to be replaced for all the lousy trades and deals he has made.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Peter Mueller signes with Bluejackets

Peter Mueller is about to become the first-ever NHL draft pick to come out of the Everett Silvertips organization, and looks to be a lock for the top 10 at the NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver June 24.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound center and Bloomington, Minn. native was originally slated to join Don Lucia’s highly successful University of Minnesota program, for whom he would have skated alongside other high-profile ‘06 draft candidates such as Erik Johnson, Phil Kessel and Kyle Okposo this coming fall and possibly beyond. However, Mueller had a change of heart, and instead opted for the Silvertips, who drafted him with a third-round selection in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft