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Sergei Bobrovsky: Vezina Trophy Favorite

Sergei Bobrovsky: Vezina Trophy Favorite

November 18th, 2017 Sergei Bobrovsky is up to his old tricks again.Friday night, Bobrovsky pitched his 21st career shutout in a 2-0 win over the New York Rangers. He stopped all 36 shots thrown his way. The win was the third in a row by the Blue Jackets. They sit tied in points with both New Jersey and Pittsburgh...
Blue Jackets 3 Takeaways: Atkinson, Identity & Power-Play Panarin

Blue Jackets 3 Takeaways: Atkinson, Identity & Power-Play Panarin

November 18th, 2017 This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Contract Relief for Cam Atkinson The Blue Jackets officially extended forward Cam Atkinson's contract Friday morning with a...

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November 8th, 2017
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Dubois Breaks Out Pierre-Luc Dubois had not scored a goal in 14 games. That changed with an impressive play to strip the puck from Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and a top-shelf breakaway goal on goaltender Pekka Rinne.That is an impressive cast of characters to beat handily, especially as a 19-year-old rookie.Dubois's goal was a step in the right direction after being relegated to fourth-line minutes for a stretch toward the end of October.His linemate Nick Foligno said that Dubois is starting to turn the corner at a great time and he enjoys playing with "the kid.""He's understanding his abilities and obviously it's still a work in progress as a young guy," Foligno said after Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Predators. "But, when he moves his feet, he creates so much, and has great vision...
November 7th, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets

This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Penalty Kill Problems With Matt Calvert out for the next three or four weeks coupled with the loss of Lukas Sedlak for several weeks, too, the Columbus Blue Jackets found themselves in trouble Monday night.The Blue Jackets' penalty kill -- which was eighth in the NHL heading into the game against the New York Rangers -- forfeited three third period power play goals. Before Monday, they had allowed just six power play goals in the previous 14 games combined.This is an area the Blue Jackets need to quickly resolve, otherwise, it will be a long three weeks (at least) without their top two penalty-killing forwards. Cam Atkinson, who is also on injured reserve, was also missed while shorthanded, but he is expected to return in the next game or two.However, Atkinson's return will far from solve the...
November 6th, 2017
Blue Jackets Prospects

Considered one of the top goaltending prospects in Russian hockey, Daniil Tarasov had an exciting career until he had to miss the whole 16-17 season with a lower-body injury. In spite of that, he was drafted pretty high in the NHL draft as the Columbus Blue Jackets decided to spend the 86th overall pick on him. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website ProUfu.ru, Tarasov talked about his injury, his prospects for the new season, and his desire to move overseas.* You can enjoy the original proufu.ru article by Rustam Maksyutov in the Russian language * Daniil Tarasov's Injury Rustam Maksyutov: You didn't play in some games for Tolpar Ufa. What happened?Daniil Tarasov: I've picked up a small injury playing against Novokuznetskie Medvedi, nothing terrible. Nothing to worry about.RM: Hearing that you were injured again was scary. You already lost a season.DT: Sometimes it happens.RM: Was it hard to miss an entire season?DT: I...
November 5th, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets

This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Points in the Bank With a 9-4-1 record this season, the Blue Jackets have found a variety of ways to earn points in the standings, especially against Eastern Conference teams.Saturday night, the Blue Jackets had no business taking a point away from their game against the league-best Tampa Bay Lightning. They were outplayed for the overwhelming majority of the game, but goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky ensured that it stayed close enough to mount a comeback.Yes, Bobrovsky did allow four goals—a high number for last year's Vezina winner—and conceded the game-winning shootout goal to Lightning captain Steven Stamkos. However, without several big saves to keep the game within reach (particularly on breakaways late in the second period and early in the third), the Blue Jackets would not have had a chance to...

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Two days after Wednesday's NHL Awards Ceremony and Las Vegas Expansion Draft, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will commence. The now 31 NHL teams will gather inside the United Center in Chicago in efforts to rebuild, or build upon, their rosters by selecting teenagers they feel will help their team in the... June 23rd, 2017