1. Here comes Clitsome!

    Reading into Hitch's comments from the coaches show yesterday it sounds like, to me anyways, that Grant Clitsome has rocketed up the depth chart possibly right into that #7 or #8 slot...

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  2. Brassard out with "flu-like symptoms"... yeah right! (Updated)

    According to Puck-rakers Derick Brassard is out with "flu-like symptoms". As Tom Reed hints at in his blog I call shenanigans on that diagnosis...

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  3. Hitch's coaches show starts today at 3!

    We know the season is about ready to start when 1460 The Fan actually starts airing dedicated hockey programming again. To hear 1 of our 2 hours worth of this dedicated hockey talk per week be sure to tune into Hitchcock's coaches show today at 3 p...

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  4. Jacket Backers - Free Ticket Offer and an Update

    I just received this Jacket Backers email and wanted to post the details in this space in case some of you haven't seen it.See the Blue Jackets for FreeColumbus vs...

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  5. St. Louis Blues Think Out of the Box; Michael York on Waivers

    A friend of mine sent me this email that he received from the St. Louis Blues yesterday: Ticketmaster Name Your Price Sale Starts Today!Want Blues season tickets but not sure you can fit them in your budget? Now you can...

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  6. Jackets lose Torres in expected win

    The Jackets rolled last night 7-1 over a Chicago team filled mostly with AHLers, junior players and blockheads...

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  7. Chicago goes with watered down lineup (Update: Khabibulin waived)

    Puck-rakers just posted Chicago's lineup for tonight:Forwards: Jack Skille, Jesse Boulerice, Kevyn Adams, Troy Brouwer, Igor Makarov, Pascal Pelletier, Craig Adams, Kris Versteeg, Petri Kontiola, Adam Burish, Evan Brophey, Ben Eager...

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  8. Pre-game thoughts: Peca & Torres to see first game action tonight

    The Jackets take on the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Nationwide Arena. The 'hawks are 3-0 in preseason coming off a 4-3 agains Dallas last night. The Jackets meanwhile are 1-3 with all 3 losses coming on the road with mostly non-regulars in the lineup...

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  9. Tootoo's antics derail Jackets

    I didn't get to catch all of last night's game on the radio but judging by what I did catch and by the box score Predators super pest Jordan Tootoo once again got under the skin of the Jackets and drew a whopping 6 penalties...

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  10. More Mirasty

    I saw these vids over on HFBoards and have to post them here. Here is 5'9" John Mirasty taking on 6'7" Derek Boogaard:Really its unbelievable he can hang right in there with a guy so much bigger than he is...

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  11. Its a step

    With just about a full lineup the Jackets were able to squeeze out a 1 goal win versus those Nashville Predators...

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  12. Pre-game thoughts: Things could get "nasty" tonight

    There has been a line-up change tonight. John "Nasty" Mirasty has been added to the roster while it looks like Adam Pineault has been removed...

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  13. Hitch is rolling out the big dawgs on Friday

    Puck-rakers just released the lineup for tomorrow nights game and as expected, its a doozy:F1: Rick Nash, Derick Brassard, Kristian HuseliusF2: Fredrik Modin, R.J...

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  14. Ten things that just can't happen this year

    Sick of top 10 lists yet? Well I've got another one for ya!Here are 10 things that I believe can't happen if the Jackets hope to make the playoffs for the first time in their 8 year on ice history:1...

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  15. Jackets make game of it

    The Jackets dressed a bunch of lower line guys and propsects but still managed to hang in there against a pretty stacked Wild squad losing 2-1.Jiri Novotny collected the goal with Voracek and Clitsome with the assgits...

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  16. Pre-game thoughts: Right back at it

    Puck-rakers has released tonight's lineup and without further adu:F1: Mike York, Jiri Novotny, Jakub VoracekF2: Craig MacDonald, Steve Kelly, Jared BollF3: Andrew Murray, Trevor Frischmon, ...

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  17. Youth is served in preseason loss

    Preseason game #1 is in the books and after going down by 2 quick goals the Jackets battled back to take a 3-2 lead in the 3rd only to give up another two quick goals. So much going "undefeated" in preseason...

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  18. "Darth" Gerber and more Commodore

    Just saw this over on HF. Apparently the Sens fans nicknamed their goalie Martin "Darth" Gerber as he wore a black mask last season...

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  19. Pre-game thoughts: Gentlemen, start your evaluations

    The first 3 days of practice have been good for coaches and fans alike to get a preliminary read on the new faces and to see how existing ones have progresses/regressed...

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  20. Methot not happy

    Reading the Dispatch's coverage this morning about the battle among Jackets defensemen for posititions I was a little bit shocked to read this quote from Marc Methot:"If the (Blue Jackets) want to hold on to me, they can," Methot said...

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  21. Need a hockey fix?

    A little birdie told me that allegedly you can go to this link and stream either the Leafs-Sabres or Flyers-Devils game (it shows Rangers-Sens for some reason). The quality certainly isn't HD, but it's servicable...

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  22. Filatov Meets WWE, Mike Commodore to Punch Adam Foote in Face

    Nikita Filatov has a new blog entry up A very entertaining read about his training and adjustment to his new surroundings...

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  23. Great coverage today...

    The Dispatch boys are coming out firing on all cylinders as the Jackets first preseason game is just 1 short day away. Bob Hunter has a great on Hitch and his "win now" mentality here ...

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  24. Day 2 impressions

    Howdy all. Lets get right into it.Lots of breakout drills today followed by a scrimmage. Unfortunately I had to leave before the scrimmage today so I missed the fireworks between Chimera and Klesla...

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  25. Day 1 impressions

    Wow what a day!First off -- HELL YEAH to the folks who showed up to today's first day of camp. You folks completely rocked that place! I mean... standing 'O' during the post practice stretch...

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