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Blues Lose Tight Game to the Blue Jackets in Traverse City

Blues Lose Tight Game to the Blue Jackets in Traverse City

September 9th, 2018 The second day of the Traverse City Prospect Tournament is in the books, and it was another day full of exciting action. The St. Louis Blues looked much better against the Columbus Blue Jackets than they looked against Carolina; however, a late surge by the Blue Jackets spurred on by a pair of late...
NHL Rumors: Seguin, Panarin, Staal, More

NHL Rumors: Seguin, Panarin, Staal, More

September 8th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, the Dallas Stars and Tyler Seguin are talking again and may be closer to working out a deal prior to the start of the season. In Columbus, things don't look as promising as the team and star players Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky don't seem to be on the same page....

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August 25th, 2018
NHL Rumors

In today's rumor rundown, there is some uncertainty as it pertains to the future of winger Jordan Eberle, the Dallas Stars may be forced to try and sign Tyler Seguin part way through the season, the Flames and Noah Hanifin appear to be extremely close on a contract extension and there is a team still interested in unsigned forward Rick Nash. Jordan Eberle Uncertain About Future? James O’Brien of NBC Sports writes there are some “interesting, prime-age” players whose futures with the New York Islanders are uncertain. One of those players is Jordan Eberle who might consider moving on from the team when his contract comes up at the end of this season. O'Brien speculates that Eberle might not want to be on a rebuilding team having gone through that process in Edmonton with the Oilers. Eberle has one more season at a $6 million cap hit and will be an unrestricted free agent this coming summer. He, along with Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and goaltender Robin Lehner will be...
August 22nd, 2018
NHL Rumors

In today's rumor rundown there are reports that Sergei Bobrovsky wants to be the highest paid goaltender in the NHL when his current deal concludes at the end of this season. Would Columbus dare go there? In Ottawa, trade talks surrounding Erik Karlsson have picked up again and an interesting team is apparently getting involved.  Reports are the Oilers tried to woo old defensemen on a professional tryout with no luck but Josh Morrissey and the Winnipeg Jets appear to be close on a new deal. Bobrovsky Wants Huge Money, Extension Talks Non-Existent In Aaron Portzline’s latest piece for The Athletic, he reports the Columbus Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky’s agent “have not actively negotiated for some time now." It looks like Artemi Panarin's future deal is not the only one in Columbus that is troubling the organization. Portzline writes: But sources tell The Athletic that the Blue Jackets and Theofanous have not actively negotiated for some time now, that the gap...
August 14th, 2018
Predators Transactions

In today's news, the Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to a significant contract extension, the Devils signed restricted free agent Steven Santini to a deal and the Zach Werenski outlined his ambitions to not miss a single game this season following shoulder surgery in the offseason. Predators Extend Ellis The Predators were able to lock up Ellis to an eight-year contract extension worth $50 million. The 27-year-old defender is in the final year of a five-year contract that he signed in 2014 worth $12.5 million that has him earning $2.5 million per season - this new deal will be a significant increase for him as it's set to pay him $6.25 million per season. Ellis has played all 396 regular season games of his career as a member of the Predators after the team drafted him 11th overall in 2009. In that time, he's scored 55 goals and 173 points and has become one of the better two-way defenders in one of the best top-four defense units in the NHL. As it...
August 2nd, 2018
Blue Jackets Transactions

Ever since it became known to the public that star winger Artemi Panarin was not willing to begin contract negotiations with Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, it seems like everyone and their mother have taken to Twitter with their mock trades involving the 27-year-old Russian. Simply put, imaginations are running wild with the idea that Kekalainen will look to deal Panarin to get some value back instead of losing him for nothing via free agency. Kekalainen has stated that he would like to keep Artemi in Columbus long-term, but that might not be his choice. Kekalainen must also come to grips with the prospect that this may just be Panarin’s last year in Columbus -- but even in that case, it would be wise of him to try to get something back in return. 'Artemi is an elite National Hockey League player. Our position is that we want him to be a Blue Jacket for many years and that has not changed. He has a year left on his contract, so there is plenty of time 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