Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paul Devorski

Several fans in Nationwide Arena's section 109 tonight said NHL referee Paul Devorski made a "crying face" and an obscene gesture during the third period of the Blue Jackets' 4-3 shootout win over the Wild.

 NHL director of officiating Terry Gregson confirmed to The Dispatch this morning that the league is investigating the matter.
 Devorski, in a late-night email exchange with The Dispatch, denied the allegations but would make no further public comment. NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell had no comment when contacted by The Dispatch.
 Roughly 15 fans seated in or around the area sent emails or Twitter messages to The Dispatch shortly after the incident, which occurred during a stoppage in play. Blue Jackets fans were giving Devorski grief for what they thought was a missed highstick by a Wild player to the face of Jackets captain Rick Nash. "Two guys in front of us started giving the refs (grief) after they clearly missed a call," said Ritter Hoy, who was seated five rows up from the glass in section 109. "Happens at every game, right? "Well, the No. 10 official put his fingers up and rubbed his eyes and made a crying face, like 'what are you going to do, cry?' They started giving him more (grief) and he put his middle finger up to his chin and acted like he was scratching his face. It was very, very blatant. The whole section saw it and went crazy." No. 10 is Devorski, a 21-year NHL official who is one of the most respected officials in the business. Devorski has worked Stanley Cups since the 2001 season and the last two Olympics, including the bronze medal game in 2010 and the gold medal game in 2006. This would seem out of his character. The crowd's reaction last night was audible, even from the press box. I heard it and so did the two traveling writers who cover the Wild, but the reason for the disturbance was not immediately clear. Fans were on edge most of the night, because the Wild had seven power plays, while the Blue Jackets had none. "I have to say the guys who were two rows in front of us were kind of provoking him," Hoy said. "They were pretty much provoking him. But he has to be used to that kind of stuff, right? He can't go there, can he? "They sent an usher down to see what the disturbance was all about." Samuel Costello and Jed Kinderknecht both were seated in row D of section 109. "The ref made the crying motion and then gave a disguised middle finger," Costello said. "I actually thought it was kind of funny. I have sat in those seats for over five years and have never seen an official engage fans like that."
Kinderknecht said he didn't see Devorski scratch his chin with his middle finger, perhaps because he looked away to see other fans' reactions to the "crying face."
 "(Devorski) was resting his arm on the goal and he was facing the fans," Kinderknecht said. "He wasn't hiding his face or trying to mask his gesture. I remember being surprised because I have never seen a professional ref respond to the fans like that."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bluejackets hockey

The home crowd voice its displeasure as the Blue Jackets fumbled their first power play of the game moments later.Henrik Sedin made it 6-0 at 12:46, roofing a shot over Garon on a feed from Daniel Sedin as he fended off Rostislav Klesla behind the cage.Garon was replaced by Steve Mason after the goal.Umberger made it 6-1 at 13:43.Torres tallied his second, a power-play goal, and 10th of the season on a close-range redirection at 6:46 of the third.Umberger responded with his second and 10th of the season 3 minutes later with a wrist shot.Sestito capped the scoring 6 minutes later.
This was another poor performance in front of the home croud. Pretty bad getting beat by their 3 and 4th lines.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nikita Filatov

Ken Hitchcock is still being paid by the Columbus Blue Jackets, but if he wasn’t he might be saying, “I told you so” on Nikita Filatov. Blue Jackets new coach Scott Arniel can’t get anything out of the kid either. Filatov has no goals in 23 games. When he was sent to Springfield of the American Hockey League on Friday, it was a wake-up call. It was also for his own good. I have to say the fans i have talked to agree.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jackets vs Redwings

Good game tonight,however the Nash line was totally shut down. One heck of a performance by both goalies.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bluejackets over Blues

All I can say is what a performance, the team was in over drive. Now can they keep playing with this intensity. The officials were just wanting to get the game over in the 3rd period but the players had a different approach.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Moreau broken hand

Moreau suffered the injury early in the second period of a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday when he was struck by a puck fired by Ducks defenseman Paul Mara Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel confirmed the injury after the game.Moreau has been instrumental on the Blue Jackets’ checking line with center Sammy Pahlsson and right winger R.J. Umberger. In five games this season, he has one goal, one assist and a plus-1 rating.The Blue Jackets will likely elevate right winger Derek Dorsett  from the fourth line to take Moreau’s spot. That’s how Arniel played his lines in the final 30 minutes of the game. Jackets are really hurting after all the injuries.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mike Commodore

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Mike Commodore wasn't a healthy scratch Friday against the Hawks; he has a fractured left hand, hurt overseas against San Jose. Even so, coach Scott Arniel seems to favour Mark Methot on defence. The feeling is Commodore isn't fast enough to play Arniel's style.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Bluejackets vs San Josa

Jackerts did not look to bad. Even though they lost. I thought the call on Commadore was pretty weak. Same team with a couple new players so hopefully they will have a good season.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Columbus Blue Jackets TV schedule

FOX Sports Ohio announced October 1 that the network will televise 67 of its 75 Columbus Blue Jackets regular season games during the upcoming 2010-11 National Hockey League season live in high definition. The 67 HD telecasts is up from 50 during the 2009-10 campaign. The first HD telecast of FOX Sports Ohio's coverage of the Blue Jackets begins on Friday, Oct. 15 when the club plays its 10th NHL season home opener against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. (all times Eastern):

Date Day Opponent Time
Oct. 15 Fri. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 7 p.m.
16 Sat. at Minnesota Wild 8 p.m.
20 Wed. ANAHEIM DUCKS 7 p.m.
22 Fri. CALGARY FLAMES 7 p.m.
23 Sat. at Chicago Blackhawks 8:30 p.m.
28 Thu. EDMONTON OILERS 7 p.m.
30 Sat. at Colorado Avalanche 9 p.m.
Nov. 4 Thu. at Atlanta Thrashers 7 p.m.
6 Sat. MINNESOTA WILD 7 p.m.
10 Wed. ST. LOUIS BLUES 7 p.m.

17 Wed. at Los Angeles Kings 10:30 p.m.
19 Fri. at Anaheim Ducks 10 p.m.
20 Sat. at San Jose Sharks 10:30 p.m.
24 Wed. at New York Islanders 7 p.m.
26 Fri. DETROIT RED WINGS 7 p.m.
28 Sun. at Detroit Red Wings 5 p.m.

3 Fri. at Buffalo Sabres 7:30 p.m.
6 Mon. DALLAS STARS 7 p.m.
9 Thu. at St. Louis Blues 8 p.m.
11 Sat. NEW YORK RANGERS 7 p.m.
13 Mon. at Calgary Flames 9 p.m.
16 Thu. at Edmonton Oilers 9:30 p.m.

18 Sat. DALLAS STARS 7 p.m.
26 Sun. at Chicago Blackhawks 7 p.m.
30 Thu. at Toronto Maple Leafs 7 p.m.
31 Fri. OTTAWA SENATORS 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 Sun. at Nashville Predators 6 p.m.
4 Tue. at Phoenix Coyotes 9 p.m.

7 Fri. at Anaheim Ducks 10 p.m.
8 Sat. at Los Angeles Kings 10:30 p.m.
11 Tue. PHOENIX COYOTES 7 p.m.
15 Sat. at Detroit Red Wings 7 p.m.
18 Tue. at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m.
19 Wed. at Florida Panthers 7:30 p.m.
22 Sat. at St. Louis Blues 8 p.m.

8 Tue. at Pittsburgh Penguins 7 p.m.
9 Wed. SAN JOSE SHARKS 7 p.m.
13 Sun. at Dallas Stars 3 p.m.
18 Fri. at Chicago Blackhawks 8:30 p.m.

25 Fri. PHOENIX COYOTES 7 p.m.
27 Sun. at Nashville Predators 3 p.m.
Mar. 1 Tue. at Vancouver Canucks 10 p.m.
3 Thu. at Edmonton Oilers 9 p.m.
7 Mon. at St. Louis Blues 9 p.m.
11 Fri. LOS ANGELES 7 p.m.
12 Sat. at Carolina Hurricanes 7 p.m.

15 Tue. BOSTON BRUINS 7 p.m.
17 Thu. DETROIT RED WINGS 7 p.m.
19 Sat. at Minnesota Wild 2 p.m.
20 Sun. NEW JERSEY DEVILS 5 p.m.
22 Tue. at Colorado Avalanche 9 p.m.
24 Thu. at Phoenix Coyotes 10 p.m.

5 Tue. at Dallas Stars 8:30 p.m.
9 Sat. BUFFALO SABRES 7 p.m.

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

General Manager Scott Howson

General Manager Scott Howson announced Saturday that former coach Ken Hitchcock has been named a special adviser to the organization.
In his new role, Hitchcock will assist in the evaluation of the organization’s personnel playing in college and in major junior hockey in the Canadian Hockey League. He also will work with the coaching staff of the Springfield Falcons, the Jackets’ AHL affiliate, and evaluate prospects playing there, as well as scout NHL and AHL games.  I wonder if the owners are grooming him to take Howson's place.(hopeso)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mike Commodore

"We were terrible last year," Mike Commodore told The Columbus Dispatch of his Jackets in '09-10. "That's the bottom line. We know we're better than what we showed and we want to go out there and prove it."
With Blue Jackets' training camp set to open Saturday and the regular season in 22 days, Commodore summed up his desire to seek redemption thusly: "I'm ready to (expletive) rock."
The jackets with the salary cap met will have a tough time this year.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jared Boll Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets tough guy Jared Boll will be staying put in Ohio, after signing a two-year contract with the team on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old right-winger scored four goals and three assists to go along with 149 penalty minutes in 68 games this past season, his third with the National Hockey League club.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Boll will earn $700,000 US in 2010-11 and $750,000 in 2011-12.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Claude Noel Blue Jackets have fired all coaches

The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired former interim head coach Claude Noel assistants Gary Agnew and Gord Murphy and strength and conditioning coach Barry Brennan.

The team announced the moves Tuesday.
Scott Arniel, hired last week as the club's new head coach, will get to start fresh with a new staff.
Noel led the team to a 10-8-6 mark after Ken Hitchcock was fired on Feb. 3. He had been with the club for three seasons.
Agnew had also served as an interim coach for the Blue Jackets in November of 2006, and was with the team for four years.
Murphy had been on the coaching staff since July of 2002.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Manitoba Coach Scott Arniel

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Manitoba Coach Scott Arniel has been hired for the same job with the Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets scheduled a press conference for Tuesday to announce their new coach, but declined comment when asked by The Associated Press about the hiring on Monday night.
The Dispatch, citing unidentified sources, reported on its website that Arniel had accepted the job. All I have to say is I hope he is up for a challenge since Howsen traded away our good players.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Manny ex Bluejacket

Manny was great last night wonder why we get rid of all our good players. Manny ended up number one in face offs. The GM Howson just likes to trade all our good players and get nothing in return.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kevin Dineen

Kevin Dineen should be the next one promoted. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Dineen is a candidate to be the next coach of the Blue Jackets. And yes, Dineen has heard the rumors.
"It's really flattering to hear your name being mentioned in different possibilities," Dineen told Sporting News. "You don't want to pretend like it's not out there. It's certainly something you look forward to — whatever the next step may be."
Dineen said he hasn't been contacted yet by the Blue Jackets and that his focus is on leading the Portland Pirates on a playoff run. He entered this season with a 174-106-16-23 career record with Portland and his winning percentage is the best in franchise history.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Blue Jackets

The Hawks lost their second consecutive game against one of the worst teams in the Western Conference when they fell 4-2 to the Blue Jackets on Sunday night at the United Center. It was their seventh defeat in 10 games, and instead of cruising into the playoffs, they are looking in their rearview mirror at the Predators and Red Wings, who are closing the gap in the Central Division.
What's worse is how bad the Hawks looked Sunday in front of a crowd of 22,043. They showed little emotion until the final moments and often played undisciplined hockey as they sought to rebound from an 8-3 shellacking by Columbus on Thursday night.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The owners -- if you believe them -- ARE losing money, hand over first. I truly don't think it's an ownership problem. Look at the contract extensions they've doled out to Nash, Vermette, Brassard. Mason and Voracek can be extended this season. Yes, it's a small market. Yes, they're a budget team, not a cap team. But they footed the bill for a club that was expected to win this season, and now it hasn't won. I wouldn't put that on ownership. I'd put it on the GM, the coaches and players. When Mason and Voracek get extension, and they reshuffle the deck this summer, the CBJ will be in the $52M-55M range. That should be enough for a very good hockey, especially with so many young players.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Jackets GM Howson is useless

The Columbus Blue Jackets waited until the final hour of the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday to deal forward Raffi Torres(notes) to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Nathan Paetsch(notes) and a second-round draft pick.

AP - Mar 3, 3:01 pm EST NHL Gallery The Blue Jackets also sent defenseman Milan Jurcina(notes), acquired from Washington along with forward Chris Clark(notes) earlier this season. back to the Capitals for a sixth-round draft pick.

Torres, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, scored 19 goals and added 12 assists for the Blue Jackets in 60 games this season. Paetsch is a journeyman blue-liner who has seven goals and 35 assists in 157 career NHL games.

This guy is Howson the worst GM in the entire NHL.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

USA vs Canada

USA looking good against Canada.Lots of slashing and plenty of hitting.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ken Hitchcock fired what about the GM

Here are some other quotes from the press conference that Howson gave:
We are all responsible for the performance of this team this season. Management, players and coaches.
This decision has been made in the best long term interest of our hockey team.
It has become clear that despite the efforts of Hitch, the coaches and the players to find solution, it wasn't working.
He (Hitchcock) came to an organization is disarray and he is leaving it in much better shape. He brought structure, credibility and legitimacy to our franchise. What is missing here is that Howson is the one needed fired,that GM is useless!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Derek Dorsett Bluejackets

Derek Dorsett being named Asst. Captain will mean a lot in the locker room. Blue Jackets just placed veteran F Fredrik Modin on injured reserve, activated D Marc Methot.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jason Chimera

Jason Chimera is starting to emerge from his cocoon, and scored for the second night in a row. He also racked up a Gordie Howe (named after a player known for his scoring prowess and his fisticuffs) hat trick, an unofficial variation of the hat trick, which includes a goal, an assist and a fight all in the same night.
The former Blue Jacket had one, of two, unassisted goals, an assist to Brian Pothier, and a fight with Gregory Campbell of the Panthers.
“It’s nice anytime you get a goal and an assist,” Chimera said after the game. “The guys are kind of ribbing me about the Gordie Howe hat trick.Anytime you can help your team, no matter what it is, it’s nice to help out and get the ball rolling there.”

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jackets win again

Jackets win 3 in a row,hope they can keep it up.Hopefully the GM will stay out of this so they can compete and not make any more stupid trades.