Sunday, December 28, 2008

Where's Jody Shelly

We trade Jody Shelley because he is not a complete player. So we send out Raffi Torres to fight in preseason , separated shoulder; Jared Boll fights , concussion; Derek Dorsett fights , broken finger; Ole-Kristian Tollefsen fights ,concussion and stitches; and Derick Brassard fights ,separated shoulder, out for the season.I agree itsd time to look for a new coach and a GM that knows how to trade and not get ris of fan favorites that help the team.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Blue Jackets center Derick Brassard

Blue Jackets center Derick Brassard, who is leading all NHL rookies with 25 points 10 goals, 15 assists,will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated shoulder that will require surgery. General manager Scott Howson said Monday the 21-year-old Brassard will undergo surgery in early January.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jason Chimera

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday placed left wing Jason Chimera on injured reserve and recalled left wing Alexandre Picard from the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse.
Well this is not good we need him on a side note we need Jodi back.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rookie Steve Mason

Rookie Steve Mason needed to save just 15 shots for his first career shutout as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Atlanta Thrashers, 2-0, at Philips Arena. Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, while R.J. Umberger scored the other goal for the Blue Jackets, who had lost three of four coming into the game. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28-of-29 shots in the loss for the Thrashers, who have dropped three straight after a season- high five-game winning streak.
Go Jackets they are looking better nice fight also.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Blue Jackets centre Derick Brassard

Columbus Blue Jackets centre Derick Brassard on Tuesday was named the NHL's rookie of the month for October.
Brassard currently leads Columbus in scoring with four goals and seven assists through 11 games. He recorded points in all but two of 10 games during October.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was suspended for one game by the National Hockey League on Friday.
Boll was given an instigator penalty for engaging in a fight during the final five minutes of Columbus' 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. According to Rule 47.22, he was automatically assessed the suspension.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where are the fans

A mere 10,494 people went to Nationwide Arena on Monday to see the Columbus Blue Jackets play the Anaheim Ducks, a franchise-low by more than 1,300 fans.
The Jackets are struggling so far this year and are the only franchise in the NHL to have never made the playoffs, so I can understand why fans won't show up in droves on a Monday night.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

corporate sponsors of the Blue Jackets

Three major corporate sponsors of the Blue Jackets have scaled back their support of the club.
Huntington Bank, Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi have all dropped out of the Championship Partners Club. Bell has previously reported that Championship Partners spend anywhere from $750,000 to $1 million a year with the club. All three companies will remain sponsors of the Blue Jackets, but at a reduced level.
“The three move from a class of sponsors that get a wide range of benefits for their money: Television and radio ads, customized promotional opportunities, signs and banners inside Nationwide Arena, use of arena concourses to promote their brands and additional exposure at the Blue Jackets.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jared Boll Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets placed forward Jared Boll on injured reserve Wednesday because of a head injury and recalled forward Nikita Filatov from Syracuse of the American Hockey League.
Boll has 11 penalty minutes in three games this season after finishing with five goals, five assists and a team-high 226 penalty minutes in 75 games as a rookie in 2007-08. He is expected to be sidelined seven to 10 days.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BlueJackets no way they make the playoffs

The most important question is, will the Jackets finally be able to get into the playoffs? The answer is, not yet, but they're on their way.
The Detroit squad is a giant this year. The class of the league, they will make a second straight appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. They are a strong team yet again, and have an ability to score a ton of goals.
The Jackets will fall just short of a playoff berth finishing ninth. The point won't be whether they get in or not the point will be the positive steps they will finally take.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Raffi Torres

Columbus forwards Derek Dorsett, Nikita Filatov, Craig MacDonald and Derek MacKenzie were assigned to the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate in Syracuse.
Defenceman Aaron Rome also was sent down and left wing Raffi Torres was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Sept. 29, general manager Scott Howson announced Wednesday.
Torres dislocated his shoulder in a fight during a pre-season game and is expected to miss up to six weeks.
The 19-year-old Filatov, the sixth overall pick in the entry draft, made a strong push to make the club with a goal and a game-winning shootout goal in the last pre-season game against Toronto.
Raffi Torres looks like another waste of money to me!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Blue Jackets

If the Blue Jackets miss the playoffs again this year, it will be the eighth consecutive year, tying the Washington Capitals for new team failures. This year may not be the year, but it will happen eventually as the Blue Jackets made big changes and they made many of them.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Huselius

Hitchcock likes what he has seen so far. Huselius, he said, "focuses on finding the two-on-one on the ice, not playing the one-on-one" as Zherdev often did. He appreciates that Huselius makes highlight reels with his setup skills, not with fancy toe-drags.Interesting comment we will see ..Glad Zherdev is gone in this writers opinion

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

OhioHealth and the Red Cross

The Columbus Blue Jackets, OhioHealth and the Red Cross are teaming up to encourage all hockey fans to give blood this month. Participants at all Marion County drives in September will be entered in a free raffle, along with other donors throughout Central Ohio. Winners can receive tickets to a Blue Jackets game, autographed items, official team merchandise, an LCD TV or even a ride on the Zamboni machine at the team’s “Red Cross Night” on October 21.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Jackets will make a push for the playoffs, but still fall short. The motivation is there but late season losses will keep the team short. Rough guess is the Jackets miss the playoffs by 4 points or less.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pascal Leclaire

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Re-signed G Pascal Leclaire to a three-year contract.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Columbus Blue Jackets

Will the Columbus Blue Jackets make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history? If I’m a betting man, I say the chances are slim. However, if they do, it will all come down to Ken Hitchcock’s coaching.I don't see much improvement but time will tell.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blue Jackets Ryan Malone

Blue Jackets are attempting to acquire the rights to Ryan Malone from the Pittsburgh Penguins before this weekend's draft. Slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Malone likely would not be re-signed by the Penguins should Marian Hossa agree to the reported seven-year, $50-million U.S. contract offer.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets wouldn't be in this pickle without an imposing centre for Nash if they'd taken Anze Kopitar with the sixth pick in 2005, but they opted for feisty Gilbert Brule instead. Can you imagine trying to take the puck off Kopitar and Nash?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Adam Foote

Adam Foote did against the Wild. There’s no question Marian Gaborik heard “Foote-Steps” the whole series, just like there’s no question Foote turned out to be a tremendous acquisition at the trade deadline. There’s also no question he’s making the Columbus Blue Jackets look like a ship of fools for letting him go, and for throwing him under the bus afterward with a lot of specious, not-for-attribution accusations.
There’s no question about what some people close to the situation believe, though: GM Scott Howson went to the local press and whined about Foote playing some hardball over his contract, then slimed his character, and the media there ate it up.
Whether it was all true or not (and I have my doubts), it would be dumb of Howson to do that, if that’s what he did. That’s the kind of thing that can easily get around the league with the players, and hurt Columbus from landing other prospective free agents down the road. A lot of players might rightfully ask, “Is this how I’m going to get treated if things don’t go their way at the bargaining table?”
The folks in Columbus deny that Howson did such a dastardly thing.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Bluejackets Attendance

Drop in Attendance
It has taken seven losing seasons for the Jackets to enter into this phase and the frustration of being the only franchise never to reach the playoffs has built to intolerable levels both in management's offices and in the stands.
The average attendance at Nationwide Arena fell 1,578 per game, the sharpest decline in the NHL this season.
There were only two sellouts this season, Feb. 2 against Minnesota (4-1 loss) and March 16 against Detroit (4-3 win).
Attendance will be sure to pick up next season if management can deliver on its promises of a fruitful offseason.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Bluejackets

Well I guess is all we can hope for is a better season next year.The Bluejackets had their moments but do not have the grit it takes to make the playoffs.In my opinion the Jackets went downhill after the Shelley and Foote trades.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rick Nash

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that left wing Rick Nash has been named team captain. Currently playing in his fifth National Hockey League season, he has been one of the club's alternate captains since the start of the 2005-06 season. He becomes the fifth captain in franchise history, joining Lyle Odelein, Ray Whitney, Luke Richardson and Adam Foote.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sergei Fedorov

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Theo Ruth from the Washington Capitals in exchange for center Sergei Fedorov, club General Manager Scott Howson announced February 26. Ruth was a second round pick, 46th overall, of the Capitals in the 2007 Entry Draft and is currently playing for the University of Notre Dame (Central Collegiate Hockey Association).
Not sure if thats a good trade we needed to get rid of Sergei Fedorov but for a 19 year old.

Adam Foote Traded

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has acquired defenseman Adam Foote from the Columbus Blue Jackets. In exchange for his services, the Avalanche gives up the rights to a conditional first-round draft choice in 2008 or 2009 and a conditional fourth-round choice in 2009.
WOW I will miss watching Foote with his foor arm shivers.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hitchcock

These are not rookie mistakes. These are fundamental errors made by good players," a visibly upset Hitchcock said. "Hockey's a game of emotion and intensity and when the other team has it and you don't, you're not going to have very many successful nights. That's what happened tonight."
This was the worst game I have seen this year I spent 86.00 a ticket to go watch this crap not again wake up.

Jackets and blackhawks game

These are not rookie mistakes. These are fundamental errors made by good players," a visibly upset Hitchcock said. "Hockey's a game of emotion and intensity and when the other team has it and you don't, you're not going to have very many successful nights. That's what happened tonight."
This was the worst game I have seen this year I spent 86.00 a ticket to go watch this crap.looks like the jackets are back to the same stuff we had with the last GM.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jody Shelley

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a sixth round pick in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for left wing Jody Shelley, club General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight.
Shelley has appeared in 31 of Columbus’ 52 games this season and collected 44 penalty minutes. Signed by the Blue Jackets as a free agent on Jan. 31, 2001, he has registered 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points with 1,025 penalty minutes in 380 games during his NHL career. Shelley, who will turn 32 on February 7, is the franchise’s all-time leader in penalty minutes and stands tied with Rostislav Klesla for second in games played behind David Vyborny (519).

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Rick Nash

Nash used several different fakes, dekes and dipsy-doodles to weave around Coyotes defencemen Keith Ballard and Derek Morris before eventually undressing goaltender Mikael Tellqvist. It is, by far, the best goal scored this season and in a long while.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Go Jackets

"The greatest marketing tool in any sport is winning and we haven't had the benefit of that yet," Blue Jackets president Mike Priest.With that said,
Something needs to change as I see it to many losses and we are still not looking that good,"Go Jackets"