Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Davidson

Davidson, 59, would serve directly under majority owner John P. McConnell, giving him authority over general manager Scott Howson, assistant general manager Chris MacFarland and the rest of the hockey operations department. If Davidson's time in St. Louis is an indication, he will not shy away from adding seasoned hockey executives to build a winner in Columbus.
Priest, who has been president since 2007, likely will retain his seat on the NHL Board of Governors but is expected to lean strictly toward the business side of the organization.  The first thing he needs to do is fire Howson who has ruined this team.

Friday, October 19, 2012

NHL canceles more games

One day after breaking off collective bargaining talks with players, the NHL today has canceled another week of games.
All games from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1 – a total of 53 games throughout the league – were canceled, bringing to 135 games the games that have been wiped out by the NHL’s lockout.
For the Blue Jackets, it’s three more canceled games – Oct. 26 vs. Minnesota in Nationwide Arena, Oct. 28 vs. Carolina in Raleigh, N.C., and Oct. 29 vs. Florida in Sunrise, Fla.
A total of eight Blue Jackets games have been canceled.
Talks between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association ended poorly on Thursday in Toronto, possibly ending the league’s hopes of reaching agreement on a new CBA by Oct. 25 and starting an 82-game season on Nov. 2.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NHL made a significant offer

The NHL made a significant offer to the NHL Players' Association today, a proposal that could be the start of meaningful collective bargaining negotiations between the two sides. The league has offered a 50-50 split of revenue to players in the hope that the 2012-13 season can start on Nov. 2 and include a full slate of 82 games per team, commissioner Gary Bettman said.
The NHLPA is reviewing the proposal and will hold a conference call including its executive and negotiating committees at 5 p.m. today. Union boss Donald Fehr said the owner's offer was for a CBA of at least six seasons.
"We very much want to preserve a full 82-game season, and in that light, we made a proposal, an offer, really that is our best shot at preserving an 82-game regular season and playoffs," Bettman said. "This offer that we
made obviously was contingent upon having an 82-game regular season.

Friday, October 05, 2012

NHL

Yesterday, the NHL took a step in that direction, canceling the first two
weeks of the regular season, Oct. 11-24. The cancellation includes five
Blue Jackets games, including home games Oct. 19 (Vancouver) and Oct. 23
(Detroit).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kristian Huselius

Huselius, 33, played only two games for Columbus in 2011-12 after tearing a chest muscle.
"I had not one single practice with the team before my comeback," Huselius told Aftonbladet. "I got one pre-game skate. Then I dressed for an NHL game and played 21 minutes. I thought they acted wrongly with me."
Huselius said he pulled his groin muscle in his second game because, "I hadn't built up enough muscle strength and wasn't ready to play."
Although Huselius has been rehabilitating his injury, he hasn't yet been back on the ice. "I don't know when I'll skate again," Huselius said. " I'll be very cautious this time."
As NHL veteran Kristian Huselius continues to work toward playing pro
hockey again, he told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that the Columbus Blue
Jackets contributed to his injury issues by rushing him back too soon last
season.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Scott Howson

Scott Howson since he took over as GM of Columbus in 2007.

As of this writing, 77 per cent of visitors to our trade poll say that the Rangers came out ahead in the Rick Nash deal.
Hockey fans have a reason to be skeptical. Howson has been criticized in the last 12 months alone for, among other things:
Overpaying for well-travelled defenceman James Wisniewski
Not shoring up the goaltending ahead of 2011-12 despite a shaky Steve Mason campaign.
Not gauging how jacked Jeff Carter would be about joining the Jackets (not much at all, in turned out)
Not getting enough from the Kings when he embarrassingly had to move Carter, of the marathon contract, mere months later.
Then they finished last in the standings but had to settle for second pick in last month's entry draft because of a lottery ball.
Amazing he has not been fired worst GM in sports

Friday, July 06, 2012

Nick Foligno

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Nick Foligno to a three-year, $9.15 million contract, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Foligno, who was a restricted free agent, will earn $2.5 million in 2012-13, $3 million in 2013-14 and $3.75 in 2014-15.
Foligno (pronounced foh-LEE-noh) was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Marc Methot on July 1. He has registered 61 goals and 87 assists for 148 points with 299 penalty minutes in 351 career NHL games with the Senators. In 2011-12, he set career highs in assists, points and penalty minutes as he tallied 15-32-47 with 124 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 82 games. He added 1-3-4 and eight penalty minutes in seven games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Nash good luck

Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson met with Nash’s agent, Joe Resnick, the day before the draft. We also know that Resnick and the Nash camp are eager to have this matter put to bed soon, this weekend if possible. We know that Howson is fielding offers, but has waited this long to trade the franchise’s only true superstar player and will not be pressured into a premature transaction just for the sake of making a deal. The real problem is Howson,good luck to Nash against my wishes we renewed our season tickets yeaterday.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Columbus media

So when Aaron Portzline or another Columbus media member writes that Scott Howson is one of the worst managers in the league, take a step back and think about it for a minute. Is it really that he is a bad general manager? Is it that he surrounded himself with bad people? Or is it just that the luck didn’t go his way, as we learned at the recent NHL Draft Lottery? Things might look bleak now, but that man, who everyone assumed would lead Columbus to the Promised Land back in 2007, might just be the man who still has time to do so.
You got to be kidding me! The person who wrote this is really stupid Howson has destroyed the Jackets.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Derek MacKenzie

Derek MacKenzie and the Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to terms on a
two-year deal worth $2 million. He has passed his physical after finishing
the 2011-12 campaign on the sidelines with a concussion.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Derek Dorsett signed

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced
Wednesday that the club signed forward Derek Dorsett to a three-year
contract. Terms of the contract were not released. Dorsett, who will enter
his fifth season, . Dorsett had
12 goals and eight assists and 235 penalty minutes — leading the league
in that category in 77 games ,,can't believe Howson did something right,,lol

Monday, May 14, 2012

Todd Richards

The Blue Jackets have decided coach Todd Richards is a keeper. Richards,
who took over when Scott Arniel was fired on Jan. 9, has had the
“interim” tag lifted from his title, signing a two-year contract. Its not going to help unless they get rid of Howson.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fire Howson and Priest

Totally agree with this article!!! delivered a petition to the Blue Jackets calling for the immediate dismissal of both team president Mike Priest and GM Scott Howson, backed by ~1,000 signatures from fans and season ticket holders.
I don't mean to dismiss their accomplishment - getting 1,000 people to agree on anything is generally a pretty major achievement - but what I do question is how much the "nuclear option" group truly speaks for the fanbase, and if they're really speaking the language the team understands.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Howson

Finally acknowledging that Steve Mason's been a liability, yet being
reminded that good things happen for others when the Blue Jackets jettison
talent — 17 former Jackets were in the playoffs, and 10 are still
playing, including four critical players The play off teams would like to tank Howson for getting rid of our good players to them Howson is a joke..

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jakub Voracek

Jakub Voracek has been great in the playoffs,hay Howson how does that Carter trade look now for Jakub Voracek ,,what another stupid trade.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bluejackets

Read this on Facebook its so true.
J B updated his status: "Funny how there are so many former blue jackets players in the playoffs. Including our old coach!!!  Obviously the blue jackets are horribly mismanaged!"

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hockey Playoffs

Wow cannot believe how nasty the play offs have been so far. Scrums and fighting just pure nastiness. Many of the Jackets that Howson traded away are in the playoffs they need to thank Howson for his stupid trades to get rid of our best players the Jackets are basically full of AHL players now,,but at least they are playing in the play offs.,Vermette and Torres scored tonight ,ya gotta love it.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Atkinson Blue Jackets

It was Atkinson's fifth goal in two games. This was far from playoff hockey, but It entertained a crowd said to number 17652. “I think the fans were excited,” Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards said.Cam Atkinson tallied twice in a four-goal second period for Columbus as the Blue Jackets defeated the New York Islanders, 7-3, on Saturday. James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal added and goal and two assists
apiece for Columbus. Of course knowing how Howson likes to ruin this team he will probably trade Atkinson for an unknown player in a draft pick. Since Atkinson has been great in the last few games.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

goaltender Shawn Hunwick

Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason will not play tonight after being hit in the mask with a shot by Colton Gillies during this morning’s pregame skate.
The Blue Jackets, in turn, signed former University of Michigan goaltender Shawn Hunwick to a one-day amateur tryout agreement. He will back up Allen York tonight against the Detroit Red Wings in a nationally televised game in Nationwide Arena. Hunwick is the younger brother of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mason Goaltending

Steve Mason will start against Carolina. Richards did not rule out Mason starting all nine remaining games.Right wings Rick Nash and Cam Atkinson switched lines in the third period of Tuesday’s loss against Chicago. “We’ll keep it that way again,” Richards said. “I thought in the third period we had some improvement from both lines. We’ll see how that goes.
Went to the game tonight best game I have seen Mason play ,he was great.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson

Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson (13) scores the winning goal against
Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, from Finland, during overtime of an

NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, March 18, 2012. The Blue
Jackets defeated the Flames 2-1. That was a great move now lets hope he doesn't get traded.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ken Hitchcock

“It’s the first step,” St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We’re proud of that. We’re really happy with it, and we continue down that path.”
Wow the Jacket players did not like Hitch so Howson fires him. When he took over the Blue's team they aere 1 point ahead of the Jackets. Another great move by Howson amazing he has not been fired.




Sunday, March 04, 2012

Rick Nash

Rick Nash scored twice and added an assist to lead the Blue Jackets past

the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 in Jobing.com Arena tonight. Nash was in full-on
beast mode, reminding the Blue Jackets just what they'll miss when he's
gone. jackets ahve been looking better since the draft dead line.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blue Jackets GM

It's that Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson chose (unwisely) to announce afterthe deadline that Nash had been the one to demand a trade and set the events in motion that ended in a rather inconclusive way. Why would Howson do that,
I have never seen a GM destroy a team from the inside like he has.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Howson and Priest

This is from another Jacket's blog,,,Congrats to Sammy! Able to leave the bj's for a good team and organization. I can't believe this organization is so classless to actually remove Nash's images of the web site and banners from the arena. Ownership is a disgrace, plus Howson and Priest should be fired! Craig Patrick, you are a disappointment!

I have to agree with this blogger.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rick Nash

So Nash’s agent says “However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later date”. Make no mistake, this is Rick Nash putting pressure on Howson to be traded now. This statement essentially nullifies the main reason for Howson to wait until the season is over, which is to get more teams in on the bidding. I would not be surprised to see a deal happening very soon.
Since Howson has screwed up this team it is interesting he can't move Nash.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Howson Bluejackets

http://tsn.ca/tradecentre/story/?id=388536
Go read this.....its a minor league goalie. stupidest freaking trade on the plant. howsen has no clue about anything......what is a broken, hurt, 25% winning record, 3.09% GAA, goalie going to do for us???
IM SOOOOOO MAD ABOUT THIS!!!!
I think I am going to go buy a Jonathon Toews jersey! This is from a season ticket holder.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Antoine Vermette Traded

NHL trade deadline approaching in five days, Columbus sent Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a 2012 second round pick, a 2013 fifth rounder and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.Via Aaron Portzline at Puckrakers, Howson talked about looking to the future:"This is moving forward," Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said. "We have to move forward. It wasn't working this season as we expected. We're going to move forward and this is part of the process of reshaping the team."

Howson is the worst GM I have ever seen. Another trade for unknowns and an injured goalie. How stupid is that. This is not moving forward wow what an idiot.



Friday, February 17, 2012

NHL Trades

We've looked at the evidence and after some careful deliberation, we're now

ready to come to a conclusion: The Columbus Blue Jackets are the most
dysfunctional team in the National Hockey League.Among those at the arena Thursday was Craig Patrick, senior advisor of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who besides owning the
worst record in the NHL apparently are taking offers for star forward Rick
Nash. has given the Columbus Blue Jackets a list of five teams
to which he'll OK a trade, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The Dispatch
reports that the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, San
Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rick Nash reports from blogs and newspaper

The Blue Jackets, trudging toward the worst record in franchise history, may be on the verge of trading the face of the franchise.According to reports by numerous media outlets, the Blue Jackets have notified a handful of clubs that Rick Nash -- the franchise leader in almost every offensive category and the club's captain since 2008 -- could be traded if GM Scott Howson is presented with a suitable offer."We're open to all options to try to improve the team," Howson told The Columbus Dispatch on Tuesday.Nash, 27, has a no-movement clause in his contract. But after the Blue Jackets approached him and agent Joe Resnick over the weekend, Nash agreed to provide them with a list of clubs he'd be willing to join, The Dispatch reported."The last couple of weeks, there have been so many rumors," Nash told reporters in Columbus on Tuesday. "And when a team loses, more rumors keep on surfacing. That's how it seems to be right now."I'm a Blue Jacket right now. I've played my whole career here and it's a special place to me. So, as of right now, I'm a Blue Jacket."It could be a sign the Blue Jackets are planning a massive overhaul of the roster.
Previously it's been reported that the Jackets are trying to trade Jeff Carter, and it's believed that Antoine Vermette, Derick Brassard, Sammy Pahlsson and others may be available via trade before the Feb. 27 trade deadline.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rick Nash

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS: So maybe there is going to be a Rick Nash
trade-deadline saga after all -- while Columbus GM Scott Howson declined to
comment through a team spokesman on a report from Renaud Lavoie of RDS that
Nash is "on the market,"
My question is how can they keep Howson,amazing.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Blue Jackets Carter

But how many games does he have left with the Blue Jackets? “I haven'tasked for a trade,” Carter said. “Nothing. I'm here to play hockey.”General manager Scott Howson would not comment on trade reports regarding Carter,The best part of a Blue Jackets game in San Jose may be that half the viewing audience back home is asleep. This one, like many of the others,could have starred any number of horror characters.It was painful to watch our defense is pathetic.

Friday, January 27, 2012

John P. McConnell letter

My father held a longstanding belief that a major league sports franchise would prove an important catalyst in the growth and development of Columbus. After more than 30 years of effort, the opportunity to make his belief reality presented itself with the NHL awarding a franchise to Columbus in 1997. To my mind, it is clear he was right in his vision. With the Blue Jackets and the Arena as the anchor, Nationwide Insurance has brought vibrancy to our downtown in the Arena District that simply wouldn't have happened without the team. That said, there is no question our on-ice performance is nowhere near what it needs to be. All of you are disappointed and many are angry. I and the entire Blue Jackets organization share these feelings. I thought as we approached mid-season at the All-Star break, it would be a good time to reflect on where we've been and offer some thoughts about how we go forward. We have taken actions and will continue our push to improve. Toward the end of last season, we did a thorough evaluation of our team's strengths and weaknesses. From there, a plan was developed balancing our needs against our tradable assets. During the summer, we believed we executed the plan well and took a good step forward. Most people seemed to agree and we were excited for the season to start. Unfortunately and surprisingly, we opened the season terribly and have struggled ever since. Disappointing is not a strong enough word. We began looking at why our team was not performing at an acceptable level very early this season and assessing where we are and where we want to go. We added Craig Patrick, an experienced and highly respected figure in the hockey community, as a senior advisor to assist in this endeavor. While this process is not complete, we have clearly defined our options and are finalizing our plans. I understand you want to know what we're going to do to fix this, but it is important for us to maintain a degree of discretion to prevent putting ourselves at a competitive disadvantage. I can tell you action will be taken in the coming weeks and months, be it around the trade deadline, the entry draft and/or free agency that will be indicative of our direction. Our goal as an organization is to build a team that wins consistently and competes for the Stanley Cup. Anything less is unacceptable! Everything we do in the coming weeks, months and years will be done to that end and everyone in our organization - myself, management, staff, coaches and players - will be held to that standard. I am very thankful and appreciative of the dedication and passion you have shown as a Blue Jackets fan and I am committed to giving you a team of which you can be proud.
Sincerely,John P. McConnell
Kinda of a lame letter if you ask me,Howson needs to go..

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blue Jackets fans

With how bad the Blue Jackets have been this season and the lack of forward progress they’ve seen in spite of firing former coach Scott Arniel, some Columbus fans have just about had it. Columbus Dispatch columnist Michael Arace finds out that some Blue Jackets fans are going to protest the team to try and make change happen.On Saturday, as the NHL stands down for the All-Star break, some Jackets fans are planning to gather in front of Nationwide to demand the ouster of team president Mike Priest and general manager Scott Howson. The summons first went out on the web on Monday night — right after the Jackets staggered through a 4-1 loss at Nashville.We’ve seen protests in Montreal against the hiring of Randy Cunneyworth but protesting a team for failing to get things right in a city desperate to root for a winner seems like a nobler effort. In Columbus where the team has made the playoffs once in team history and the team is perpetually losing money, wanting to see the people in charge ousted makes a world of sense.



Saturday, January 21, 2012

Columbus Blue Jackets

The ownership of the Columbus Blue Jackets had meetings recently and decided GM Scott Howson's job was safe, for now. The Jackets did have some more bad luck with the revelation defenceman Radek Martinek,signed as a free agent, amazin how the owners don't know what to do ,Howson needs to go.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blue Jackets have claimed left wing Colton Gillies

The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed left wing Colton Gillies off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

The 22-year-old Gillies, a first-round draft pick in 2007, had two assists and 10 penalty minutes in 37 games with Minnesota this season. He has three goals, seven assists and 30 penalty minutes in 89 career games with the Wild.
Last season, he had 11 goals and 15 assists in 64 games for Houston in the American Hockey League affiliate.
He played four seasons with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League and also scored a goal in seven games to help Canada win the gold medal in the 2008 world junior championships. Another useless move by Howson this guy only has 2 points,but this is what Howson does he has no idea how to build a hockey team.

Monday, January 09, 2012

coach Scott Arniel

coach Scott Arniel fired,its about time now they need to get rid of Howson.