Columbus Blue Jackets

ECHL: Tyler Bird Returns to Orlando Solar Bears

On Monday, September 25th, the Orlando Solar Bears announced that number seven, Tyler Bird, will return for his fifth season with Orlando. Bird has played 262 ECHL games since coming into the league and has been on ice for the Wheeling Nailers, Reading Royals, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, and Orlando Solar Bears roster. Tyler Bird is […]

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The Pascal Vincent Era Begins

There’s no limit to the number of reasons why the Pascal Vincent era should have begun in Columbus much sooner than September 17; however, as we all know, the irresponsible hiring of Mike Babcock by the Blue Jackets front office ultimately delayed the first-time NHL head coach from being named the tenth – if you […]

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OPINION: Mike Babcock Gone, Jarmo Kekalainen Must Follow

EDITING NOTE: The Columbus Blue Jackets organization has officially apologized for the handling of the Mike Babcock hiring. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has taken responsibility for the situation and apologized to both fans and players. Even when it was rumored that the Columbus Blue Jackets were looking to hire Mike Babcock, it wasn’t well received […]

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Mike Babcock Resigns as Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach

Mike Babcock has resigned as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, pending an official announcement from the club. After being hired on July 1st, 2023, by Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Babcock would last just over two months in his latest NHL stint. Mike Babcock would be put on blast by the Spittin’ […]

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Michael Del Zotto Retires From Professional Hockey

Michael Del Zotto has announced his retirement from professional hockey after 13 seasons in the National Hockey League. Del Zotto had been selected No. 20 overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, making his debut in 2009 when he stepped onto the ice with the New York Rangers at the age of 19. At that time, […]

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CapCity Brings New Life to Summer Hockey in Columbus

Picture it, it’s noon on a summer Tuesday in the suburbs of Columbus, OH, and the Chiller North Ice Arena is packed to the brim with people, both filling the bleachers and circling the rink. Tons of little kids dressed in their favorite hockey jerseys excitedly pressed up against a barrier rope that barely contains […]

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ECHL: Are the Norfolk Admirals Seeking a New Affiliate for the 2023-2024 Season?

As puck drop nears for the highly anticipated 2023-24 season, the Norfolk Admirals find themselves embarking on an exciting yet familiar quest – securing a new NHL and AHL affiliate. The AHL and the ECHL play vital roles in the development of young hockey players looking to make their NHL debut. Each NHL team has […]

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Top 10 Blue Jackets Prospects (Jeremy’s Version)

As the dust begins to settle on another franchise-defining offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the prospect pool appears to be, once again, in the best position in franchise history. Taking a look at what the Blue Jackets have waiting in the wings is cause for celebration… except when you are asked to rank them. […]

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What You Need to Know About Matt Duchene

Matt Duchene is a new forward for the Dallas Stars. Duchene signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Stars on July 1, 2023. The 32-year-old center and right-wing previously played for the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Nashville Predators. Matt Duchene Stats Duchene has the flexibility to play center or right-winger, […]

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Grading All 32 Teams 2023 NHL Entry Draft

Each year, 32 teams select a certain amount of prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, the 2023 NHL Entry Draft is considered to be the best draft class since the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The report card for each team is in, see how your team was graded for their draft selections in the 2023 […]

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