July 17th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Goaltending, Columbus Blue Jackets, Top Stories 0 comments

We continue our summer series with the Columbus Blue Jackets called Blue Jackets Pressure Points. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we asked if Sergei Bobrovsky will rebound. Today, we dive into the state of the backup goaltending. Who will start the season...

July 10th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Goaltending, Columbus Blue Jackets, Top Stories 0 comments

We begin a new summer series with the Columbus Blue Jackets called Blue Jackets Pressure Points. We will ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Today, we begin the series by going in-depth with perhaps the Blue Jackets most important player. Is Sergei Bobrovsky primed to...

July 6th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets, News 0 comments

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenceman Jacob Graves to a three-year entry-level contract. The signing comes as a two-way deal with NHL and AHL options, according to the Blue Jackets’ website. Graves, 21, was an integral part of the London Knights blue line down the stretch last season recording one goal and six points in 31 regular...

July 6th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Management, Columbus Blue Jackets, News, OHL 0 comments

One of the more elite teams in the Ontario Hockey League, it looks as though the London Knights have produced yet another NHL product. Only this time, it’s not a player coming out of London’s development program. Instead, it looks as though general manager Basil McRae will be leaving the Knights - shortly after winning the Memorial Cup - to...

June 29th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The Columbus Blue Jackets can check off their biggest offseason priority, as the team announced today that they've agreed to terms with pending restricted free agent defenseman Seth Jones. https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsNHL/status/748162084140122112 Columbus acquired Jones in January via a blockbuster trade that sent forward Ryan Johansen to...

June 29th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News 0 comments

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the third overall draft pick at the 2016 NHL draft, Pierre-Luc Dubois, to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to TNS's Darren Dreger. The signing isn't surprising, particularly given how much the Blue Jackets appear to believe in Dubois. They selected him third overall despite the fact that nearly...

June 29th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

Five minutes into overtime, in the seventh game of the WHL western conference semifinals, the puck slid loose in front of the Victoria Royals net. Calvin Thurkauf jumped onto it, spun and fired a wristshot five-hole, giving his Kelowna Rockets the win. “After the game you could tell that he was still in shock that it had happened,” said...

June 27th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

"Columbus Blue Jackets are proud to select from Cape Breton..." Wait. What? Friday night in Buffalo was one for the ages. As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs made Auston Matthews the top pick. The Winnipeg Jets followed that up by selecting Patrik Laine second overall. Finally, the moment Jesse Puljujarvi had been waiting for had finally...

June 26th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired 21-year-old former 1st round draft pick (19th overall) Kerby Rychel from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Harrington and a conditional draft pick. That condition is a 5th round draft pick should the Blue Jackets waive Harrington and see him claimed, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. A move...

June 24th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

With the third pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Columbus Blue Jackets have selected Pierre-Luc Dubois from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. About Pierre-Luc Dubois Playing centre for the first time in his career this season, Dubois impressed with a roughly 50 percent face-off success rate. His size and physicality makes him a...

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