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.