1. Versus growing up

    Some interesting developments regarding the cable partner of the NHL.Versus has just announced that they will be televising 13 IRL (Indy Racing League) racing events next season...

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  2. The dog days

    Alls quiet on the Blue Jackets front and it will most likely remain that way for the next couple of weeks as players start to trickle into town for the start of veteran camp on September 19th...

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  3. Boll breaker

    The Dispatch is reporting that Jared Boll has a broken hand. "It was kind of what happened to (Dan) Fritsche at the end of last season," Boll said yesterday as he arrived in Columbus with a cast on the hand...

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  4. By the numbers, pre-camp edition

    Now that Leclaire is inked I wanted to make a quick post to take the latest look at the Jackets roster w/ payroll.This is my best guess as to what the lineup will look like on opening night assuming everyone's healthy (which is a BIG assumption):Nash (6..

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  5. Richard Matvichuk Invited to Columbus Blue Jackets' Training Camp

    Apparently Scott Howson still isn't satisfied with his defensive depth. According to Puck-rakers, he's signed 35-year-old defensemen Ricahrd Matvichuk to a pro try-out contract. As Puck-rakers mentions, Matvichuk is no stranger to coach Ken Hitchcock...

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  6. Ohio State men's hockey releases schedule

    For those interested the Ohio State men's hockey team has released their schedule for next season. There are some interesting games including a season home opener against the Miami Redhawks on Friday October 10th...

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  7. California dreaming

    A CBJ dream was crushed yesterday when it was announced that Antoinne Vermette was re-signed by the Ottawa Sentaors - a deal the Sens absolutely stole if you ask me.As the great Mick Jagger once said "You can't always get what you want"...

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  8. Thursday round up

    There are a couple of really good reads over on NHL.com about the Jackets.The first one talks alot about Jackets prospects and has some excellent quotes from Scott Howson - some samples:Howson ...

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  9. Cystal Ball, point predicition time!

    The 16 teams that made the playoffs last season on average scored 233 goals. The high being the 262 scored by the Montreal Canadiens while the low was the Anaheim Ducks notching just 205...

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  10. Leclaire inked to 3 year deal

    Puck-rakers just reported that Pascal Leclaire has re-signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets.Goaltender Pascal Leclaire has signed a three-year contract worth $11.4 million with the Blue Jackets, The Dispatch has learned...

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  11. Jackets to share ECHL affiliate with Ottawa?

    According to Kevin Lee over on Hockeybuzz.com there is speculation that the Ottawa Senators will share an affiliation with the ECHL Elmira Jackels with the Jackets...

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  12. Hejda for Knuble? Not a chance... Blue Jackets Rumourmill Update

    Thanks to Erik for pointing this out from Puck-rakers;Apparently, Nick Kypreos reported on Sportsnet last night that the Blue Jackets were going to trade defenseman Jan Hejda and a fourth-round pick to the Flyers for winger Mike Knuble...

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  13. Depth charges

    I thought today I'd take a look at the top 10 players in each position (top 5 for goalies) and how they stack up against one another in terms of organizational depth...

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  14. Any more moves?

    46 days and counting until training camp opens for rookies on September 12th. Does Howson have anything left up his sleeve?The biggest move left to make is getting Pascal Leclaire locked down...

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  15. No third jerseys for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

    Just read an interesting article over on Hockeybuzz from Howard Berger. He lists all the teams that he knows will introduce third jerseys next season—and surprise, the Jackets are not on the list...

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  16. Saturday Round Up

    Some really good quotes this morning in the Dispatch regarding the Mike York signing. From York:"I'm going into camp to compete for a job," York said. "I want to prove myself."Let's be honest, I'm not coming off the greatest year in my career...

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  17. Jackets hope for "new" York

    Ha! Bet you thought Howson was done shopping this summer didn't ya!?Well I am not gonna lie as I certainly thought it he was...

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  18. Nash on re-signing with the Jackets: "If everything lined up right"

    The Dispatch ran a story this morning regarding Rick Nash's opinion on the Jackets offseason. He gave the text book answers that he's excited, etc, etc...

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  19. NHL Cap Casualties Part II, and What It Could Mean For The Jackets

    A couple of days ago we looked at teams at or above the cap. Today lets take a look at team right below it.What's different here of course is that these teams may be very comfortable where they are at salary wise and don't have to make any moves...

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  20. Wednesday round up

    Former Blue Jackets Duvie Westcott and Mark Hartigan have signed with Dinamo of the KHL according to their web site.At this stage of their careers both of these players are chasing the money...

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  21. Five NHL Teams that Could Become Salary Cap Casualties

    With all the talk about adding another top-six forward to the CBJ coffers, at the suggestion of a reader I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the teams that are just at or above the cap...

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  22. The Vermette dilemma

    I've read quite a bit lately on a debate over on HF regarding fans arguments to and for trading this year's 1st round pick to Ottawa for Antoine Vermette...

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  23. Columbus Blue Jackets: Saturday Round Up

    THN.com takes a look at 10 reasons to get excited about 08-09 and guess what? The Jackets make the list:Will the Columbus Blue Jackets make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history? If I’m a betting man, I say no...

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  24. And then there was one..

    With announcement that Aaron Rome has signed a 1 year 2-way deal that leaves just one key restricted free agent left to sign.Yep you guessed it, Pascal Leclaire.First to Rome...

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  25. Deep dive

    Some Jackets 2008-20090NHL schedule anlaysis for ya:Monthly breakdown:Oct - 10 games4 - home6 - away3- b2bNov - 13 games8 - home5 - away3 - b2bDec - 14 games6 - home8 - away3 - b2bJan ...

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