Jarmo Kekalainen

Cayden Lindstrom from the Medicine Hat Tigers

Three Candidates for the Blue Jackets’ Fourth Overall Pick in the 2024 NHL Draft

Earlier this week, the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery was held, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are getting the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft. The San Jose Sharks were drawn for the first pick, and the Chicago Blackhawks received the second pick. The other 14 teams were ordered inversely from where their 2023-24 season […]

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Jack Roslovic with the puck trying to get through Carolina's defense

Blue Jacket’s President Speaks About Trade Deadline And New GM

On February 15 this year, the Columbus Blue Jackets fired longtime General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen. President of Hockey Operations John Davidson has been filling in as an interim GM. So far Davidson has only made one trade in the weeks leading up to the March 8th trade deadline. Emil Bemstrom was exchanged with the Pittsburgh […]

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John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen at the NHL Draft

Blue Jacket’s President Says Jarmo Welcome Back With Open Arms

Last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets fired their former General Manager, Jarmo Kekalainen, due to a downturn in performance over the past few seasons. The President of the Blue Jackets, John Davidson, is currently the interim General Manager until a new GM is found. Davidson has been interviewed several times since the firing to answer […]

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Blue Jacket's current President with former coworker Jeff Gorton

NHL Rumors: Columbus Blue Jackets Looking to Speak to Jeff Gorton?

Early on Thursday, February 15th, news broke that long-time Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen had been fired. During a press conference Thursday afternoon, the Columbus Blue Jacket’s President, John Davidson, stated that he would be taking over the General Manager duties for right now. He also said that there is no one currently in […]

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Columbus Blue Jacket’s General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen Fired

An official announcement from the Blue Jackets organization states that General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has been fired after 11 years of service. The firing comes during a tumultuous season in which the Blue Jackets have had a losing record so far. In recent seasons, the Blue Jackets have also had a hard time getting wins, […]

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Boone Jenner, PAtrik Laine, and Kirill Marchenko celebrate after a goal

NHL Rumors: The Columbus Blue Jackets Nearing Trade Deadline

With the March 8th trade deadline looming just about a month away, the question of who, or if, the Columbus Blue Jackets will be trading anyone remains. Trade talk has been ramping up, and rumors involving Jackets players have been circulating. At the 50-game mark this season, the Jackets are currently 16-24-10; while not great, […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward #11 Adam Fantilli shooting the puck

Adam Fantilli Out 8 Weeks With Injury

General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today that Adam Fantilli will be out for eight weeks due to a laceration on his calf. That would put the date of return at around March 27. The laceration happened last Sunday during the Blue Jacket’s game against the Seattle Kraken. At the time, it did […]

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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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