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Crouse gained confidence with complete effort at WJC

6 hours 30 min ago
Prior to the start of selection camp for the Canadian National Junior Team in December, director of player personnel Ryan Jankowski informed forward Lawson Crouse that doing the three things he does best would better serve his chances of earning a...

#CBJ at the Worlds: May 2-3

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:00
CANADA 10 | GERMANY 0 Yes, that’s a lopsided final score, and it was indicative of quite the lopsided game in Prague on Sunday afternoon. Coming off a convincing opening victory over Latvia, the Canadians stormed out of the gate early, domina...

#CBJ at the Worlds: May 1

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:00
CANADA 6 | LATVIA 1 May 1 was Day 1 (pardon that, thank you) at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Prague and Ostrava in the Czech Republic. There were three teams with Blue Jackets ties getting started on Friday, and first up was Canada ...

Mixer's Mailbag: Offseason Vol. 2

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 02:00
Thanks to all who submitted questions for the offseason's second edition of the mailbag. Hopefully, we'll get together every Thursday/Friday and I'll answer your questions, so send them to @RobMixer anytime. Jason Liebert ‪(@jel779‬) Do we th...

Mixer's Picks: Second Round (East)

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:00
Editor's Note: BlueJackets.com's Rob Mixer is notorious for his terrible playoff predictions, so he's back to drop them once again. Let him know how bad they are by tweeting him at @RobMixer. New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Boy, did t...

IIHF Worlds: Richards prepping Team USA for opener vs. Finland

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 02:00
Todd Richards had less than a week to decompress following the 2014-15 season before his plate got full again – but he couldn’t have been happier about it. It was a pretty quick acceptance by Richards when USA Hockey asked him to be head coach ...

Skating, skill make Kylington's prospects intriguing

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 02:00
Oliver Kylington didn't get a chance to impress scouts by playing for Sweden at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in January. The defenseman sustained an injury during an exhibition game against Canada at Canadian Tire Centre prior to the...

Wheat Kings' Provorov proving self in North America

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:00
Defenseman Ivan Provorov of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League has been described by teammates as a breakout machine. The 6-foot, 191-pound native of Yaroslavl, Russia, has lived up to that billing in his first WHL season. ...

2015 IIHF World Championship HUB

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 06:00

Mixer's Picks: Second Round (West)

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:00
Editor's Note: BlueJackets.com's Rob Mixer is notorious for his terrible playoff predictions, so he's back to drop them once again. Let him know how bad they are by tweeting him at @RobMixer. Mixer’s Picks: Round 2 (West) Anaheim Ducks vs. C...

2015 NHL Draft: Connor McDavid profile

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 02:00
He’s been dubbed a franchise-changing prospect, a generational talent, and now in most circles the first-overall selection in this June’s NHL Draft. Connor McDavid is arguably the most exciting player to enter the NHL Draft since Sidney Crosby ...

Jackets, Monsters aim to further grow hockey in Ohio

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 02:00
CLEVELAND – “We plan on being here a long time. We’re really looking forward to it.” And so begins a new era of hockey in the state of Ohio, one that was officially ushered in with a Thursday media event at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The...

Top draft prospects focused on Memorial Cup

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00
While most of the hockey world is focused on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a number of top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft are pushing to advance to the Memorial Cup. The champions from the top three Canadian junior leagues, the Quebec Major Junio...

The #CBJ Year in Review: Defensemen

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 02:00
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second installment in a three-part series breaking down the 2014-15 Blue Jackets season by positions, including forwards, defensemen and the goaltenders. The Blue Jackets knew entering the 2014-15 season that they wer...

A "perfect marriage" for Blue Jackets, Monsters

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
CLEVELAND – On a day when the words “it makes sense” were used at least a dozen times, one obvious question was asked by Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski’s son. “Dad…what took so long?” It’s a fair question, young man, but one that isn’t answere...

Blue Jackets, Lake Erie Monsters to hold press conference Thursday at 1 p.m.

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:00
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland-based Lake Erie Monsters announced last week a new multi-year NHL/AHL affiliation agreement. The two organizations will hold a joint press conference on Thursday, Apr. 23 at Quicken Loans Arena. Thursday'...

Mixer's Mailbag: Offseason Vol. 1

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 02:00
Thanks to all who submitted questions for the offseason's first edition of the mailbag. Hopefully, we'll get together every Thursday and I'll answer your questions, so send them to @RobMixer anytime. *cracks knuckles* Let's get started. ...

The #CBJ Year in Review: Forwards

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 02:00
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series breaking down the Blue Jackets’ 2014-15 season by positions, with separate installments including forwards, defensemen and goaltenders. The process has been in place for a few years now, ...

Adam Kimelman's 2015 mock draft: post-lottery edition

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00
1. Edmonton Oilers - Connor McDavid, C, Erie (OHL) The unquestioned top talent available in the draft; could he do for the Oilers what Sidney Crosby did for the Pittsburgh Penguins? McDavid’s 120 points were nine less than the Ontario Hockey Leag...

Mike Morreale's 2015 mock draft: post-lottery edition

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00
1. Edmonton Oilers - Connor McDavid, C, Erie (OHL) McDavid, regarded as the top draft prospect since Sidney Crosby, has game-changing potential. He was third in the Ontario Hockey League in the regular season with 120 points despite playing 47 ga...