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...

June 23rd, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

For some people, third just isn’t good enough. And while the third overall pick is certainly good enough when it comes to Friday’s NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets are still looking to move up to the first or second overall picks - according to the Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline is reporting that the Jackets have...

June 17th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

Welcome to NHL Draft Week 2016. We are just mere days away from finding out where the top prospects will go. As it turns out, the intrigue of the draft starts with the third pick and the Columbus Blue Jackets. I honestly didn't think we'd be here talking potential surprises with this pick. But that's the beauty of the sport. We really don't...

June 17th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

Every team needs a skilled forward to anchor them up front. A guy who can play both ends of the ice. A guy who can go head-to-head with the other teams’ elite players. A leader on and off the ice. Someone who can score a big goal and clear the defensive zone when called upon. In Columbus, it was supposed to be Ryan Johansen. But after a...

June 15th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

With the Lake Erie Monsters fresh off a Memorial Cup Championship this past weekend, the next thought is, naturally, who will make the jump to the NHL club this season. With the slew of first-round talent the Blue Jackets have picked up in the past few drafts, the future could be bright in Columbus. Sonny Milano is one of those names that...

June 13th, 2016 In Blue Jackets History, Columbus Blue Jackets, Top Stories 0 comments

For a relatively young franchise, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a rich history. Their roster is rife with talent and they've had no shortage of young scorers donning the blue. But who is the most explosive goal scorer in franchise history? How do you even begin to measure such an intangible quality, such as explosiveness in goal scoring? Well,...

June 12th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Lake Erie Monsters, Top Stories 0 comments

Honestly, I don't even know where to begin with the Lake Erie Monsters. Coming into the season, I knew they had potential. The Monsters were a young team with lots of talent. Certainly the playoffs were a realistic goal. I didn't think they had this in them though. Luckily for me and for the rest of us, the team knew what they were capable...

June 11th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News 0 comments

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell has reportedly agreed to waive his no move clause for a handful of teams, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Many rumors were floating around about Hartnell at the trade deadline, but nothing came to pass. However, Friedman says that "there is something going on now." Hartnell has agreed to...

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