1. 10 Questions for the Columbus Blue Jackets Heading into Camp

    With September upon us and camp less than 11 days away, I figured it was a good time to list a few burning questions that I have headed into camp:1. Can Derick Brassard hold down a top-six center position, and make an impact?2...

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  2. Calm before the storm

    Not much going on in the hockey world during this extended labor day weekend. Expect things to really start gearing up in the next week as players start funneling into town, coaches ...

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  3. "No" on Meszaros

    Craig Custance of Sportingnews.com has a confirmed "no" from the Jackets on signing Andrej Meszaros to an offer sheet.Like James Mirtle, I started with a few teams that I thought had the cap room and might be interested in adding a young defensemen...

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  4. Don't get hopes up for Meszaros

    According The Hockey News's Adam Porteau Ottawa defensemen and restricted free agent Andrej Meszaros has agreed to an offer sheet worth 5 million a year from another NHL club. The team has yet to be confirmed...

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  5. Traverse City Tournament roster announced

    RedWingsCentral.com has just posted the rosters for the 8 teams participating in the annual Traverse City Tournament.In addition to the Jackest the other teams participating are the Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St...

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  6. Blue biscuits

    Joe Sakic is back at it for one more year according to TSN.ca. This will mark the 20th season for the Avalanche's best ever player...

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  7. John McConnell: "No Guarantees" on Blue Jackets Staying in Columbus

    In case you missed, it the Dispatch had a Q&A session with the Jackets' new majority owner, John P. McConnell...

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  8. Columbus Blue Jackets Quick Hits

    Just a quickie today, but there is a short interview up over at THN.com with Rick Nash: THN.com: It has been a busy offseason for the Jackets, adding players such as Kristian Huselius and R...

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  9. Columbus Blue Jackets Fantasy Predictions for 2008-09

    Well, I gave you my predictions a while back, but ESPN has just released their fantasty predictions and it's a definitely worth a read...

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  10. Legein update

    As most have already seen Puck-rakers had an update blog post about Legein:"In my opinion, Stefan just wants to take a break. He's tired from all the things he's gone through the last two seasons, all the tournaments, the games, the shoulder injury ...

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  11. THN's Proteau gives Legein a pass

    THN's Adam Porteau has a blog post up about the Legein story and had this to say:I hope the young man isn’t vilified for his decision...

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  12. A conversation with Hitch

    Hello readers. I've got a a Light the Lamp exclusive for ya (I"ve always wanted to type that!).Thanks to a good friend and reader of Light the Lamp, I had the great fortune to sit down ...

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  13. Don't expect Legein to be gone for long

    For those who haven't heard yet, the Dispatch is reporting that 2007 2nd round pick Stefan Legein has retired.One of the Blue Jackets' most gifted prospects apparently has decided to quit playing hockey, only three months short of his 20th birthday...

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  14. Kinda cool

    The Jackets official web site has just released some new wallpapers -- here is a shot of Nash:They've got six more in addition to Nash with Modin, Boll, Chimera, Leclaire, Peca & Brassard...

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  15. Latest on Filatov

    Wow what a boring NHL news day!The only real noteworthy nugget going on was what Erik pointed out in the comments of the previous post and that was the latest info on Nikita Filatov ...

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  16. Stat of the day

    A friend of mine just pointed out this stat.Did you know that last year the Jackets were 12th overall in the league in shootout shooting percentage?Did you also know that last year ...

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  17. If you could change 5 things...

    ..about the Nationwide Arena hockey experience what would it be? Here are a couple of low cost suggestions that I think could really enhance the hockey experience:1...

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  18. Making the cut

    NHL.com took a look at team's they thought had good offseasons and the Jackets were one that made the cut:Blue Jackets -- If R.J. Umberger can be the No...

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  19. From contraction to Commodore

    Hey guess what? There is an article about contraction and the Columbus Blue Jackets aren't mentioned. Who woulda thunk it?1. Less is more: We're talking contraction here, fewer teams means better quality of play and so much more...

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  20. Jackets take back seat again on national TV

    The NHL just released their national TV schedule for both the US and Canadian viewing audiences and really to no one's surprise the Jackets are shown just once on Versus on February 3rd against St...

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  21. THN predicts the Jackets 12th, Fiscler thinks they may be playoff bound

    There seems to be a new trend emerging for the Jackets where you read one publication picking them as locks to make the playoffs and then you turn around and five minutes later read someone predicting them to get into it...

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  22. Sizing up Filatov

    I've seen a lot of banter tossed around about Filatov being undersized for the NHL. Well these two entries from the Red Line Report's Kyle Woodlief seem to put those rumors to bed:You mentioned size, so let's talk about Nikita Filatov...

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  23. Why can't the Jackets beat those pesky Preds?

    Today I want to explore one question and try to find an answer:WHY CAN'T THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS BEAT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS?Sorry for the caps and bold but I want to make sure that ...

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  24. Howson done shopping for summer and more

    A bit of old news to alot of you I'm sure but in a recent Puck-rakers blog GM Scott Howson basically said that he is done shopping for the summer:"We are likely done adding NHL caliber roster ...

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  25. If you could change 5 things...

    ...in the NHL what would they be?Here are mine:1. I'd rename the conferences and divisions back to their old names (i.e. Campbell and Prince of Wales Conferences, Adams/Norris/Patrick/Smythe divisions)...

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