1. Stat(s) of the day (6-pack ed.)

    Just a few quick hitters from the action since the draft:1 Stanley Cup ring added in Mike Commodore (won in 2006 with Carolina)2 former orginal Jacket 1st draft picks traded in Zherdev and Brule...

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  2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Oh what a night!

    Whew! Where do I start?First, how about that Scott Howson? No, he didn't fill every hole and every need, but did he ever make us a better, more competitive team the last two days.The man has a plan...

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  3. Live Bloggin "2008 Day 2 Edition"

    Update: Howson gets his Z replacement...err man. I can't say how absolutely huge this signing is after Zherdev got dealt. On TheFourthPeriod.com they have Huselius ranked as the 5th best UFA on the market...

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  4. Breaking down Tyutin

    This is just a quick post on Fedor Tyutin and where he would have stacked up against our defensemen last year...

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  5. Put your pitchforks away...for now

    I'm sure many of you out there are a little bummed about today's haul. Quite frankly I was hoping to at least land an offensive defensemen but the Jackets have come up short for now.Lets have some perspective though...

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  6. Live Bloggin "2008 UFA Edition"

    Update: If I had to pick the biggest winner of the day I'd probably go with Chicago for landing Campbell although I'm not sure how you can justify having 12 million locked up in goaltending - something has to give there...

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  7. Buckle up...this could get bumpy

    Well its finally here Jacket fans. Free Agency. The time for overpayment and renewed hopes.The difference between this year and last - the Jackets should actually be players with close to 15 million to spend...

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  8. Round up

    I'll use this post to update throughout this day with this and that.First up NHL.com has a good write up on the Jackets...

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  9. Crazy night

    Not sure if I'm the only one out there but who else couldn't drag themselves away from the computer last night? Its seemed like one deal after another...

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  10. Joni Pitkanen of The Edmonton Oilers Available For The Right Price

    The Edmonton Oilers have just acquired Lubomir Visnovsky from the LA Kings for Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll.With Visnovsky now in the fold, the Oilers have the following cap hits in terms of offensive d-men next season:Visnovsky - $7 millionSouray - $6...

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  11. Colorado Avalanche Re-Sign John-Michael Liles, Adam Foote

    Scratch another name off the UFA list. John-Michael Liles has just re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche, according to TSN...

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  12. Sportsnet: Malone close to signing with Tampa

    This from Sportsnet:A day after trading for their rights, The Tampa Bay Lightning are close to signing Ryan Malone to a long-term year deal that will exceed $30 million and Gary Roberts ...

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  13. Morrison on Columbus UFA Radar

    UFA speculation is really starting to pick up steam now. The latest Columbus UFA rumor is that the CBJ brass are very much interested in Vancouver center Brendan Morrison...

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  14. Ryan Malone's Rights to the Lightning and More

    Ryan Malone and Free Agency Well, I guess we'll find out pretty quickly if Ryan Malone was being serious about testing the free agent market, or just using it as an excuse to avoid Columbus...

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  15. Bertuzzi on waivers

    Another day another player waived. This time Todd Bertuzzi of the Anaheim Ducks. If you recall Brian Burke signed Big Bert to a 2 year 8 million dollar deal last season...

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  16. Cap rising a downer for CBJ

    According to TSN the NHL's salary cap is expected to rise by 6.4 million to 56.7 million. Last year's cap was 50.3 million. The salary cap floor will now be set at 40.7 million which was higher than the cap limit coming out of the lockout...

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  17. Free Agent Focus

    With Free Agency just 4 short days away I thought I'd take a look at whom I think the Jackets will target and rank them in terms of priority with a few short comments under each...

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  18. NHL Fan Faceoff needs you!

    I just received another email from the NHL Fan Faceoff folks: As you know, the NHL Fan Face Off Team is planning to send out a survey in the next week on NHL game attendance...

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  19. Quick hitter from John Arvai

    Here is what Pierre LeBrun of Sportsnet.ca is predicting some of the big name UFAs might land:Ryan Malone, 28, Pittsburgh Penguins: A rugged two-way winger who scores clutch goals and protects his teammates, I just love this guy...

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  20. Waiving goodbye

    Its certainly that time of year.The NHL buyout period kicked off June 15th and concludes on the 30th. Now that the draft has concluded teams are starting to make some moves first starting ...

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  21. Darcy Tucker Available after Buyout

    According to TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs will buy out Darcy Tucker.Maple Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher alerted Tucker of Toronto's intention to buy him out on Tuesday afternoon...

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  22. Howson: "Filatov Worth the Risk"

    Can't get enough of this guy? Well I've got more for you: “We loved Filatov,” Maloney said. “My worry was not now – he wants to play here, he's a good player, he speaks English...

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  23. Dalpe's in a doozy

    This Zac Dalpe situation is shaping up as quite the story to follow.To recap. Dalpe was projected to be a 1st round pick but slipped to the 2nd round (#48 overall)...

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  24. 6 million for Malone?

    Not sure whom else caught Michael Arace's column about Ryan Malone and the Jackets. This is certainly the part that stood out to me the most:If Malone is Howson's guy -- and I suspect ...

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  25. Moving forward

    The draft is now in the Jackets review mirror. With what we hope will be our last top 10 pick for a long long time (we could always trade up I guess) the Jackets focus now points to free agency...

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