Sunday, December 29, 2013

Brandon Dubinsky and Blake Comeau

A spat between Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky and Blake Comeau escalated, quickly, into a full-on fight today during practice in Nationwide Arena.Dubinsky and Comeau, who had moments earlier exchanged words and had to be separated on the bench during a penalty-kill drill, dropped the gloves and exchanged punches when their lines were next on the ice together.They did so just feet away from coach Todd Richards, who unsuccessfully ordered them to stop. Assistant coach Dan Hinote intervened and pulled Dubinsky and Comeau apart, keeping things from getting out of hand as president of hockey operations John Davidson, watching from suite level, bellowed for the teammates to cease fire.Just another day at the rink.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Richards and loss 5 goals in the third

Richards was OK with these emotions and others swirling around the dressing room. The Metropolitan Division has been a kind terrain so far this season, but the Blue Jackets have not taken advantage. It's been a bumpy ride, but none more so than tonight.
"We should be angry and upset after this," Richards said. "At least I hope our players are."
Flyers goaltender Steve Mason, facing his former club for the first time since he was traded last April, had 25 saves -- 16 in the second period -- to earn the win. He wasn't bragging after the game.
"The guys bailed me out a little bit tonight," Mason said. "I didn't do enough on my own to deserve to win, but it means a lot that they picked me up in the third period like that. It shows how explosive we can be."
Richards needs to be fired he has no passion how can he expect his players to show some passion, if you watch him on the bench he just stands there.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

James Wisniewski

The Blue Jackets will be without defenseman James Wisniewski for at least the next two games because of an upper body injury, coach Todd Richards said today.
Wisniewski was injured during Friday's 4-0 win over Minnesota - perhaps on a second-period check by Wild forward Matt Cooke -- but played 18 minutes, 43 seconds and finished with a plus-3 rating.
With Wisniewski injured, the Blue Jackets are expected to dress David Savard after four straight healthy scratches.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Curtis McElhinney

The Blue Jackets face the next 12-15 games with Curtis McElhinney as their No. 1 goaltender, and they are not the least bit concerned about this -- at least outwardly.
While many around the NHL, and perhaps a few conditioned fans in Columbus, see Sergei Bobrovsky's groin strain as the death knell to a team that has lived on choppy waters, the Blue Jackets have expressed nothing but full confidence in McElhinney, a 30-year-old journeyman who has been with the organization since the start of last season.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Todd Richards’ job security

The Blue Jackets (8-12-3) were tied for seventh place with the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division, the NHL’s weakest, entering last night. They will complete their longest trip of the season — five games over nine days — at Toronto on Monday. It has been an all-Canada trip and, throughout the hockey-mad provinces, there have been whispers about coach Todd Richards’ job security. Richards can coach. We saw it last season. That is the way the brain trust is looking at things now. Although the losses at Edmonton and Vancouver were embarrassing, Richards is not in serious trouble. That is the vibe I am getting, anyway. He will not be judged on the basis of seven spotty weeks.
Too bad he is a boring coach and need to go.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Vancouver coach John Tortorella

 After a five-game losing streak, Vancouver coach John Tortorella did the unthinkable, splitting up the Sedin twins as a way to spark a sputtering offense. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards, who has faced Henrik and Daniel Sedin more times than he cares to remember the past few seasons, said he had never faced them on separate lines.  Richards looked asleep on the bench he can't motivate players.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jackets Coach

Comment from the Jacket fan:" Hopefully the upper echelon of the jackets will not wait to long before the jackets get rid of the coaches otherwise the jackets will be cellar dwellers for the whole year. Unfortunately they will lose there fan base if they don't do something quickly."
My thoughts is that Richards is boring and can't motivate the players he need to be fired.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Brandon Dubinsky

Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky will not face further punishment from the NHL for Sunday's open-ice hit on Anaheim's Saku Koivu.
"NHL player safety has reached out to us and said that there will be no hearing for Brandon," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen told The Dispatch this morning.
Dubinsky was given a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct for his hit on Koivu in the final minute of the second period.
No kidding since it was a bad call to begin with.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Blue Jackets matches in partnership with the WBNS 97.1 FM

National Hockey League (NHL) side the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed a multi-year partnership agreement with sports broadcast company Skyview Networks.
Skyview becomes the official radio network provider to the Ohio-based franchise and will provide full broadcast production of the Blue Jackets matches in partnership with the WBNS 97.1 FM radio station. They will also distribute and stream a weekly coaches show and produce the play-by-play broadcast.
The Blue Jackets will aim to take advantage of Skyview’s ‘AdView Inventory Management’ system which will enable them to schedule and track every advert that is aired during their play-by-play broadcasts.
“We’re very excited to be entering into this partnership with Skyview Networks and we look forward to a long, successful relationship with one of the country’s most dynamic sports broadcasting companies,” said Russ Mollohan, Blue Jackets’ director of broadcasting.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jared Boll

the Blue Jackets will begin the busy home stretch of the preseason without their most-familiar face. Right wing Jared Boll, the club’s longest-tenured player and grinder-in-chief, did not practice yesterday and could miss the final three exhibition games because of an upper-body injury. His recovery could stretch into the regular season, which begins on Oct. 4 against visiting Calgary. “He’s going to be sidelined for a bit,” coach Todd Richards said. “I don’t know exactly (how long) — it could be a few days, it could be a week or two weeks. Something like that.” Richards declined to elaborate on the nature of the injury. Boll played a little less than nine minutes in the 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. He was credited with three blocked shots.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Bluejackets on facebook

If you are a fan of ice hockey and the Bluejackets join our new group on Facebook and goooooooo Jackets.

Columbus Bluejackets fan

Friday, August 09, 2013

Jody Shelley

Jody Shelley decided last month that the time was right to retire after three years of junior hockey, four years in the minors and 11 years in the NHL. He was ready to hang up the gloves after more than 1,500 minutes in the penalty box. Now, he is coming home. Shelley, who played for the Blue Jackets from 2000 to ’08, is rejoining the organization, this time in a front-office capacity. The announcement could come as soon as today. “The job sounds like a little bit of media and a little bit of everything else,” Shelley said last night. “It’s exciting for me.” In part, Shelley will fill a void left by the semi-retirement of radio voice George Matthews, who will call only a limited number of games next season. Bob McElligott will slide over to the play-by-play chair, and Shelley will handle some of the color commentator work for home games.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards has been named assistant coach for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, joining Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato.
Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma was named head coach of Team USA last month.
"I was asked if this was a goal of mine a little bit earlier," Richards said. "It wasnt' so much a goal as it was a dream. You set goals to attain them. I didn't know if coaching in the Olympics was something I'd ever achieve."

Friday, July 19, 2013

Bluejackets new schedule

The 2013-14 schedule will see the Blue Jackets play every team in the NHL at least once at home and once on the road. Columbus will play the members of their new division a total of 30 times, including 15 dates at Nationwide Arena. The Pittsburgh Penguins will pay three visits to Columbus while  the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders will each visit Columbus twice. New Eastern Conference rivals in the Atlantic Division will include the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, all members of the NHL's Original Six, as well as the Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Horton bluejacket

Horton acknowledged that his impending shoulder surgery will require a 4 to 6 month recovery. The shoulder was dislocated during the playoffs, but he mostly was able to play through it.
"I'm hoping for four months, of course," he said. "It's something we're going to get after early next week, get it scheduled and looked after. I'm ready to get it behind me."
Horton, 28, has played in 591 NHL games with Florida (422) and Boston (169) during a nine-season career. He's totaled 198 goals, 204 assists, 543 penalty minutes and a plus-57 rating. He'll wear No. 8 for the Blue Jackets after wearing No. 18 with the Bruins.

Can someone tell me why we would sign a player for 7 years and he can't play until January or after ,,,stupid.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Todd Richards

The Columbus Blue Jackets agreed to a one-year contract extension with
coach Todd Richards Friday that will keep him behind the bench through the
2014-15 season. Richards led the Blue Jackets to a 24-17-7 record last
season and a ninth- place finish,,,,  however they did not make the playoffs so why keep the most boring coach in the NHL stupid move..

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sergei Bobrovsky

 Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky grabbed 17
first place votes by the National Hockey League's general managers and ran
away with the Vezina trophy as the top goaltender in the NHL for 2013.
Now if we can sign him all is good.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tortorella fired

The decision to release Tortorella, an outspoken coach who has been fined several times by the NHL for his often brusque style with the media, comes four days after the Rangers were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
It marked a disappointing end to a season that started with high expectations after Tortorella led the team to their second most wins all-time with 51 during the 2011-12 campaign before falling in the conference finals.--------
the Jackets would be crazy not to hire him and get rid of the borimg coach we have Richards.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bluejackets Fans

This Jackets fan is great to watch the dancing fan.


Fan appreciation night

Great job the Jackets did this season. Fan appreciation night. They should make the playoffs next year with this type of team.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Marian Gaborik doubt he is worth it.

The Jackets acquired three-time All-Star right winger Marian Gaborik and two minor-league defensemen from the New York Rangers in exchange for center Derick Brassard, right winger Derek Dorsett, defenseman John Moore and sixth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
I think giving up three players with the potential and production that Dorsett, Brass and John Moore have is way too much. A guy with health issues and plays when he wants to. Great - so much for a great hard working team. Very disappointed in this move.Man am i gonna miss Dorsett.....what a bummer to see him go.And to trade Moore and brassard just seems like we gave up way to much, 3 good guys for one guy with health issues? Really? Gaborik better score in every game from now on. It always interesting how they like to tare a team apart especially trading fan favorites.We will not be renewing our tickets next year. Marian Gaborik they better hope this is not like the Carter trade.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hockey sticks skates reducing injuries

How to reduce injuries in sports and athletics with correct equipment.
 Injuries can happen in sports for a number of reasons improper equipment is a big cause. Here are some ideas on how to lesson body injuries related to sports activities. Proper sports equipment will help prevent serious injuries.
  The first measure of safety is to wear the proper equipment. If you play ice hockey you need to wear a HECC certified hockey helmet. If you play football you need to wear a NOCSAE ( National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved helmet. Most sports activities have regulations on what equipment you are allowed to wear.
Hockey reducing injuries

Friday, February 22, 2013

Jordin Tootoo

Dorsett, who paid a stiff price for starting what he thought was going to be a fight with Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson a few moments after Filppula’s goal. The timing was poor – Dorsett and Ericsson squared off as the Jackets, unbeknownst to Dorsett, were flinging the puck around the Red Wings zone in a threatening fashion. And then, “Tootoo thought he’d come in swinging,” said Dorsett, who said the engagement wasn’t a proper fight and probably tainted his Gordie Howe hat trick.
“You think you’re fighting a 6-5 Ericsson and then Jordin Tootoo comes in and sucker punches you. But that’s just Jordin Tootoo. You expect those kind of things from him.”
The shot from Tootoo bloodied Dorsett’s nose, which appeared askew afterward (“It’s probably broken,” Dorsett said after the game.).
“(Ericsson) and I were backing away. Tootoo was just being himself, being the cheap player that he is and coming in swinging. In my eyes, that should be a suspension. Those are the type of things that they’re trying to get out of the game but he’s an irrelevant player, so it doesn’t even matter.”

Good article Tootooo is a dirty player.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scott Howson fired, bout time

The Columbus Blue Jackets fired executive vice president and general manager Scott Howson on Tuesday.
Howson was named the second GM in the Blue Jackets' history on June 15, 2007.
"Scott Howson is a caring man who gave everything he had to the Columbus Blue Jackets over the past six years," said John Davidson, president of hockey operations. "This was a difficult decision, but one that I thought was in the best interest of moving our hockey club forward. I have enjoyed working with Scott and want to thank him for his service."
The Blue Jackets compiled a 173-190-59 record and made their lone playoff appearance in 2009 during Howson's tenure, but the club finished last in the NHL with 65 points last season and currently stands near the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a 4-7-2 record.
Howson also drew significant criticism for orchestrating last summer's trade that sent franchise cornerstone Rick Nash to the New York Rangers.

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Sunday, January 06, 2013

NHL set to start

Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh returned to the talks last week, acting as a go-between and then eventually bringing the sides together on Saturday. With the NHLPA's disclaimer of interest and the NHL's potential drop-dead date of Jan. 11 looming, the sides finally dedicated themselves to saving the season with a marathon session.
 The deal was finally completed, pending ratification from the owners and players.
 Game on, with a shortened season expected to begin on Jan. 19 or as early as Jan. 15. John Shannon of Sportsnet reports that teams will only play within their conferences.Drop the puck. The NHL will be finally back, with a 10-year CBA solidified between union chief Donald Fehr and Commissioner Gary Bettman. As Fehr said, via Sportsnet: "Any process like this is difficult; it can be long...we have the framework of a deal."The league has drawn up schedules for a 48- or 50-game schedule, depending on how quickly the CBA is ratified. Training camps could open as soon as Wednesday, TSN reported and yahoo sports