Columbus Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets Offseason Update: A Fresh Start For Laine, New Number for Fantilli, And More

Many waves have already been made for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason. In their wake remain some unanswered questions. Recently, it’s been revealed that Patrik Laine wanted to be traded earlier last season before entering the NHLPA player’s assistance program. New GM Don Waddell spoke to the media a few weeks ago saying that […]

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Is Columbus Blue Jackets’ Star a Fit With the Boston Bruins?

The Columbus Blue Jackets and forward Patrik Laine have agreed to mutually part ways as the team has given the 6-foot-5, 210-pound right wing to seek a trade. Laine, when healthy, is one of the most talented scoring forwards in the National Hockey League. However, the Finnish forward has battled injuries and a stint in […]

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ECHL: Who Should Be The Savannah Ghost Pirates Next NHL Affiliate?

The Savannah Ghost Pirates recently announced that they will announce their new AHL and NHL affiliate on Monday during a Press Conference at Enmarket Arena. They will end their affiliation with the Vegas Golden Knights despite still having two years left on the original multi-year deal that they signed in 2019 before the Ghost Pirates’ […]

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Where in the World Will Martin Necas Start Next Season?

Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas has been a common trade-bait for the past season. As the rumor mill heats up about where he’ll be going this offseason, analysis examines possible options.

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Patrik Laine Looking for Fresh Start After Mutual Agreement with Columbus

After a rather rough season for Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine, it has been reported by TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun on Insider Trading that Patrik Laine is looking for a fresh start and it’s a mutual feeling with the team. This isn’t shocking news after Laine hasn’t been able to find his elite game […]

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Don Waddell Confirms Patrik Laine’s Recovery, Discusses Elvis Merzlikins, And Pascal Vincent

Earlier this week the Columbus Blue Jacket’s new general manager Don Waddell sat for an interview on the Frankly Speaking Podcast with Frank Seravalli. In the interview, Seravalli asks some tough questions about the state of the Blue Jackets and key players Patrik Laine and Elvis Merzlikins. Patrik Laine Last week a photo of Laine […]

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Which NHL Team Should Pick Up the Cincinnati Cyclones as their ECHL Affiliate?

On May 30th, the New York Rangers decided to end their affiliation with the Cincinnati Cyclones as their ECHL Affiliate and instead announced a new partnership with the Bloomington Bison. This change follows a one-year affiliation between New York and the Cyclones. As a result of this move, several NHL teams, including Utah, Columbus, Carolina, […]

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Blue Jacket’s New GM and President Don Waddell Speaks At Press Conference

On Wednesday, May 29, Don Waddell met with the media to discuss his new position as President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Waddell was most recently the GM for the Carolina Hurricanes and has a storied hockey history. He only played one NHL game as a Los Angeles King […]

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BREAKING: Don Waddell Resigns as Carolina Hurricanes GM, President

BREAKING: Days after the Carolina Hurricanes organization re-signed coach Rod Brind’Amour to a five-year deal, Carolina general manager and president Don Waddell resigned from his position, effective May 24, 2024. Eric Tulsky will serve as the organization’s interim GM as a full search is conducted.

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Damon Severson IIHF Team Canada

Catching Up With Blue Jacket’s Players in the IIHF World Championship Part Two

Last week I wrote an article detailing the Columbus Blue Jacket’s representation at the IIHF World Championship tournament. The five players that are participating are Elvis Merzlikins (Latvia), Damon Severson (Canada), Gavin Brindley (USA), Johnny Gaudreau (USA), and Zach Werenski (USA). As of Thursday, May 23, only one player from that list is moving on […]

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