NHL Notebook: Kekalainen Hopeful, Rutherford Stressed and the Jerks

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Jarmo Kekalainen received more than a few thumbs up from fellow general managers after his bold moves ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Time will tell if the gambles pay off. The GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets took some huge risks in a dizzying four-day stretch prior to Feb. 25, dealing for centre Matt Duchene and winger Ryan […]

NHL Rumors: Simmonds, Hayes, Oilers, Blue Jackets, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, could the Columbus Blue Jackets actually try to land all three former Ottawa Senators stars? What is happening with Wayne Simmonds in Philadelphia? Were the Edmonton Oilers trying to offload a bloated salary with a young prospect and who is “Plan B” if teams strike out on Stone? Could Blue […]

Dzingel Traded to Blue Jackets

The Ottawa Senators have traded Ryan Dzingel and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for left winger Anthony Duclair, a second-round pick in the 2020 Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 Draft, the Blue Jackets announced Saturday. BREAKING: #CBJ acquire Dzingel, pick for Duclair, picks.https://t.co/G1wsT8Uza5 […]

NHL Rumor: Duchene In Means Panarin Could Be Out

The first big trade of the NHL trade deadline has finally happened. On Friday morning, Matt Duchene was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. For Duchene, it will be a quick walk down the hall as the Senators are set to take on the Blue Jackets in game action on Friday night. Darren Dreger was […]

Duchene Traded to Blue Jackets

The Ottawa Senators have traded Matt Duchene and Julius Bergman to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson and the Blue Jackets first-round pick in 2019, according to Pierre LeBrun. The pick is also top-three protected. Additionally, the Senators will also get the Blue Jackets first-round pick in 2020 if Duchene […]

Blue Jackets Share Their Weirdest Autograph Requests

Let’s face it. Fans love getting an autograph of their favorite player or players on their team. It’s commonplace everywhere you look. Whether it’s at a season ticket holder event or randomly on the street if you’re lucky enough to run into someone, fans are always looking for an opportunity. When they get their opportunity, […]

Blue Jackets Bottom Nine Finally Rise to Occasion

The Columbus Blue Jackets waited all season for this moment. The moment finally came Thursday night in Glendale when the team needed it the most. Lukas Sedlak opened the scoring early and played perhaps his strongest game of the season in helping the Blue Jackets to a 4-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes. You could […]

Blue Jackets Killing It on the Penalty Kill

One. That is the number of power play goals allowed by the Columbus Blue Jackets since the start of calendar year 2019. Remember the days when they were among the worst in this statistic in the NHL? Yeah, I don’t remember either. What a dramatic turn around this is for a team that struggled mightily […]

Blue Jackets Window Just Starting to Open

The Columbus Blue Jackets could use some good news in light of recent developments with their best players. A quick review of the status of the rest of their franchise should provide you with the comfort you’re looking for. Sometimes a different perspective is needed when it comes to viewing a painful situation. Let’s be […]