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.