Saturday, November 29, 2014

Richards needs to go

Asked if he has been pleased or displeased with the leadership in the dressing room during the tailspin, coach Todd Richards said: “It’s definitely not displeased. Part of the leadership and all of that has to start with me, so I don’t look much further than myself. If things aren’t going right in there … it has to start with me and get to the guys who have command of that room, guys who have a voice in that room. I think we can all do a better job.”
As a fan and ticket holder this is the same problem the Jackets have had for ten years. Even with the new management they make bad trades and don't get it when it come to fireing a coach.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jackets injuries pile up

Center Artem Anisimov was leveled by Ottawa's Eric Gryba at 8:04 of the second period, a shoulder-to-head hit that sent Anisimov flat on his back, his helmet flying. He suffered an apparent concussion and is day-to-day, according to the club.
Defenseman James Wisniewski played only three shifts in the third period and suffered a broken finger. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said he'd miss one-to-two weeks with a broken finger.
“Whether I’ve done something, or somebody’s done something to the hockey gods … I’ve never seen anything like this,” Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. “It seems like every time we play a game somebody’s getting hurt.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jackest win home opener

 Blue Jackets fire off a cannon inside Nationwide Arena every time they score, it went off 5 times tonight against the Rangers. Jackets win their home opener.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nikita Nikitin traded

The Edmonton Oilers were able to come to a deal with potential free agent defenseman Nikita Nikitin and now their trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets is official.
The Oilers send a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft to the Jackets for the 28-year old Russian blue liner. Elliotte Friedman of CBC reports his new contract is a two-year deal worth $9 million. It’s a bit much on money and a $4.5 million cap hit won’t look so hot on the books, but at two years it’s not a killer deal by any means.
wow this is the same stupid trades that this organization has made over the last 5 years. We just love to trade good players for unproven draft picks.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Blue Jackets have traded forward R.J. Umberger

The Blue Jackets have traded forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in 2015 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for power forward Scott Hartnell, The Dispatch has learned.
The acquisition of Hartnell makes the Blue Jackets faster and more physical, and the trading of Umberger comes as a huge relief for Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Umberger had requested a trade at his end-of-season meeting with management following a late-season spat with coach Todd Richards over a series of healthy scratches. This is what happens when you have a coach that got an contract extension. The Pittsburg coach was fired but they gave Richards an extension same oh same oh.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rangers are in the Cup

Way to go Rangers and they would like to thank the Bluejackets GM's for sending them all their good players, lol go Rangers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

coach Todd Richards

One month after leading the Blue Jackets to their best regular season and their first and only playoff wins, coach Todd Richards has been rewarded with a contract extension.
Richards, whose existing contract carried through next season, agreed on a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season, the club announced today. The Dispatch reported last month that Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson and GM Jarmo Kekalainen told Richards after the season ended that they wanted to talk about a long-term contract.
Guess we could not find anybody else too bad he is a boring coach and scratches good players for players that run around trying to check all the time and take bad penalties.. One thing this organization does do good is feed the playoff teams with good players.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ex Jackets

If you thing about it look how many Jackets are in the playoffs. This organizing has not changed . They get rid of good players for high salary hurt players who can't perform. Richards need to go .

Sunday, May 18, 2014

R.J. Umberger

R.J. Umberger was a healthy scratch four times down the stretch for the Coach Todd Richards said it was because he wanted more speed in the lineup. It’s a decision that has Umberger speeding for the exit. The veteran forward requested a trade from the Blue Jackets, and GM Jarmo Kekalainen will apparently honor the request, according to Aaron Portzline’s sources.
Richards is the one who needs to go. He got totally out coached by Pittsburg. He is a boring coach and totally over rated. This is typical of the organization in cols they get rid of the good players for unproven youth and over pay for worn out older players that barely produce.. Please get rid of Richards

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Brandon Dubinsky and Derek MacKenzie

Blue Jackets centers Brandon Dubinsky and Derek MacKenzie each went under the knife during the second week of their off-seasons, but the surgeries were indeed minor.
Dubinsky had a procedure on his ankle this morning, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. Kekalainen wouldn't reveal any specifics of the surgery, except to say that it "wasn't structural."
MacKenzie had right shoulder surgery on Tuesday, he said, "just a scope to clean up some stuff in there." He stopped by the rink today with his arm in a sling.
Both players are expected to be ready long before training camp in September.
MacKenzie is an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, but all signs point to him being re-signed by the Blue Jackets.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stanley Cup playoff

The Pittsburgh Penguins did all their scoring at even strength last night in Game 3 of a first-round  series, but the six penalties that the Blue Jackets took exacted a heavy toll. The officials were the fifth line for the Pens terrible calls. Worst game by the refs I have seen this year.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Matt Calvert

Matt Calvert scored a second-period short-handed goal that shifted momentum last night, but it was his goal early in second overtime that ended an historic evening for the Blue Jackets in Consol Energy Center. Calvert was mobbed by teammates after scoring off his own rebound at 1:10 in the second extra period, sending the Blue Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-3 win that is the franchise’s first playoff victory. “It’s unbelievable,” Calvert said. “I think every year of my life I’ve watched the NHL playoffs, and you always dream about being the hero in overtime. “It’s real special for our organization  tonight, and we battled for it. It didn’t come easy. We were down a couple goals at (two) different times. The penalty kill was great when it had to be, and it’s just a great feeling right now.” The best-of-seven series now heads to Nationwide Arena for Game 3 on Monday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nick Foligno and R.J. Umberger

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said forwards Nick Foligno and R.J. Umberger have both been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 1 against Pittsburgh, but he's confident they'll play at some point during this best-of-seven, first-round series.
"We're anticipating them both being ready at some point in this series," Richards said. "We just don't know when."
Foligno has a knee injury. Umberger, who is from Pittsburgh, has an upper body injury.
The Blue Jackets, already without right wing Nathan Horton for at least the first two rounds, face a severe experience shortage when compared to the Penguins. The 12 forwards Columbus dressed in their final regular-season game on Saturday in vs. Florida has played only 69 career playoff games.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nathan Horton

 Nathan Horton’s first season with the Blue Jackets likely will end as it began, with the right wing recovering from an injury. Horton had surgery yesterday in Philadelphia to repair an abdominal tear that he tried to play through for the better part of a month. He’s expected to miss six weeks, meaning he is done for the season, unless the Blue Jackets make a long run in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Bluejackets make playoffs

If it happens tonight, it will be the product of some serious defending. The Blue Jackets have held a 1-0 lead over the Stars for 29 days and counting, ever since Nathan Horton scored at 2:44 of the first period of a March 10 game at Dallas. Jackets win 3 to 1 to make the playoffs.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Blackhawks’ Ben Smith

There were two chaotic scenes in the final 40 seconds of last night’s game between the Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks, and the Jackets ended up on the wrong end of both of them. With 3.9 seconds remaining, the Blackhawks’ Ben Smith scored through a pile of humanity in front of Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the winning goal in a 4-3 Chicago win before 18,695 at Nationwide Arena.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

John Davidson


John Davidson will succeed Jim Gregory as chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee while Bob Clarke, David Poile and Luc Robitaille will also join as new members.
Davidson, the Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, replaces Gregory as of April 1.
Gregory served as chairman for 17 years.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

RJ

Jackets win in Montreal 8 power plays and no goals Richards was stupid to scratch RJ he leads the team in power play goals.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sports players will usually condition their bodies

Stretching muscles increases a persons flexibility which enhances range of motion and prevents injury. Before stretching muscles, a you need  to warm up the muscles. A cold muscle does not easily stretch and is more likely to be injured. The best time to stretch is after exercise or a game because the muscles are sufficiently warmed up. Stretching after a workout or practice also helps prevent muscles soreness and injury. You also need to quit smoking if you are a smoker.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Blue Jackets traded right wing Marian Gaborik

The Blue Jackets traded right wing Marian Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings for a pair of draft picks and right wing Matt Frattin, allowing the Jackets to unload a high-priced veteran goal-scorer whose time in Columbus was beset by ineffective play and injuries.
With about 30 minutes to go before the 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, the Blue Jackets shored up their injury-depleted defense by acquiring veteran Nick Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick.
Both Frattin and Schultz are expected to meet the Blue Jackets tonight in Chicago. They play the Blackhawks in United Center on Thursday. In return for Gaborik, the Jackets will get a second-round draft pick from the Kings, originally owned by the Toronto Maple Leafs. They will also get a third-round pick, originally owned by the Edmonton Oilers, if the Kings win a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series or if the Kings resign Gaborik this summer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Jack Johnson

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards and defenseman Jack Johnson have maintained a professional relationship, but it was strained during the process by which Johnson was left off Team USA, which was revealed in an ESPN article. Johnson did not feel that Richards, as a Team USA assistant coach, had his back during the selection process. - See more at: http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2014/02/13/nhl-might-end-its-relationship-with-olympics.html#sthash.5vrnrDRC.dpuf

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll

Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll no longer wears a protective boot on his left foot. He’s not limping, either. Boll, once feared to be lost for the rest of the regular season after ankle-ligament surgery, might beat the odds and return in March or April, he said. “It’s ahead of schedule,” Boll said. “We’ll see.” - See more at: http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2014/01/26/boll-is-ahead-of-schedule-in-rehabilitation.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Six straight wins for the Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets are off today after sweeping their second straight back-to-back. They weren't perfect, and it wasn't often pretty, but the Jackets survived Buffalo with a 4-3 shootout win in First Niagara Center on Saturday.
That's , matching a franchise record. They last won six in a row from March 24 to April 3, 2006, when Doug MacLean was general manager, Gerard Gallant was coach, goaltenders Marc Denis and Pascal Leclaire were alternating starts and the Nationwide Arena cannon was just a faint idea.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Richards got it backwards

It was all good fun that came to an end this morning. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards was not thrilled with practice today. He – gasp! – used coarse language. He wanted to see more from his players. The Washington Capitals visit on Friday and he doesn’t want to be embarrassed. That’s already happened in a game against the Caps, when the Jackets collapsed in a 4-1 loss in D.C. October.
Wow Richards needs to push them in games not practice he has got it backwards.