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.