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Columbus Blue Jackets: 4 Big Questions

The Blue Jackets are a team on the rise, but they have several big questions heading into the 2014/15 season.
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With the 2014/15 season on the horizon, there are a few burning questions about the Columbus Blue Jackets that must be answered. How will Ryan Johansen impact this season? If he had a new contract, this would be much easier to answer. Alas, we’re a week before the start of the season and the potential franchise center doesn’t have a ... Read More »

Jaden Schwartz deal has little impact on Ryan Johansen, Blue Jackets

Schwartz's deal hasn't changed much in the negotiations between Johansen and the Blue Jackets.
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Anyone who thinks the recent re-signing of Jaden Schwartz with the St. Louis Blues will affect Ryan Johansen’s contract talks is fooling themselves. For the unaware, Schwartz, who tallied 25 goals and 56 points last year for the Blues, re-signed for two-years and $4.7 million. A clear bridge deal and probably the only option the younger really had given his ... Read More »

Nathan Horton has degenerative back condition

Nathan Horton has had a rough go of things since landing in Columbus.
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Nathan Horton just can’t seem to catch a break. Columbus Blue Jackets general manager probably put it correctly when he said that Horton “is probably more frustrated than anybody right now as far as trying to find a way to get stronger and get back to being able to play again.” The Blue Jackets are a contender on the rise, ... Read More »

Who can replace Ryan Johansen’s offense?

Alexander Wennberg will be a bright-eyed rookie this year, but he could be counted on to fill the void left by Ryan Johansen.
(Hockey's Future)

By now, everyone and their mother is aware of the saga going on between Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets. A quick primer: Johansen is the star 22-year-old center coming off a breakout 33-goal season. He’s a restricted free agent, due for a new contract and is looking for a sizable raise. The Jackets would be happy to sign ... Read More »

Stop calling Ryan Johansen selfish

Johansen, one of the young leaders of the Jackets, isn’t being selfish for trying to get paid.
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The saga continues between Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets. A quick primer for those who have been wise enough to not read every single article produced on the matter: Johansen is the 22-year-old breakout star of the Blue Jackets, coming off a 33-goal season. He’s a 6’3” center with all kinds of potential and appears to be the ... Read More »

Will the Ryan Johansen contract talks end anytime soon?

The battle continues between Johansen and Columbus, but when will it end?
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI)

It’s been quite the summer for Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 22-year-old center, coming off a breakout 30-goal season, is a restricted free agent and in need of a new contract. The Blue Jackets would love to lock him up as he’s their clear number-one center and a cornerstone of the franchise. And that’s where the pleasantries ... Read More »

John Davidson reveals contract offers to Johansen

Davidson has expressed his frustrations over the current set of negotiations with Johansen and his agent.
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Things keep getting uglier and uglier in the negotiations between Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Earlier this week, president John Davidson called the requests of Johansen and his agent “extortion”. “When you see the numbers that are thrown at us, we shouldn’t even respond. That’s how bad it is. It’s embarrassing. And if the kid sits out (of ... Read More »

John Davidson blasts Ryan Johansen’s agent

Davidson is clearly frustrated as negotiations continue to move forward with little progress.
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After a summer of inaction, there seemed like a bit of hope that Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets would come to terms on a new deal eventually. They had to, right? Both sides need each other and surely one would cave. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. On Monday, it seemed as though the tensions between ... Read More »

Meet the Columbus Blue Jackets: Matt Calvert

Calvert and his burgeoning offensive skills could be huge for the Jackets in 2014-15.
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As the offseason winds down and we begin the countdown to the regular season, it’s time to get familiar with those who will be donning the red, white and blue in Columbus. We’ll take a look at those guaranteed to make the roster as well as those with a shot to make the club out of camp. Today, we take ... Read More »

Sonny Milano out two months with facial fracture

Sonny Milano poses for a portrait during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Sonny Milano, the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, was set to make big waves in the Traverse City prospect tournament for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That won’t be happening anymore. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Milano could be out up to two months after suffering “multiple facial fractures”. From the Dispatch: Blue Jackets prospect left wing ... Read More »

Meet the Columbus Blue Jackets: Boone Jenner

Jenner is just one of a few young faces the Jackets are hoping can make a big impact.
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As the offseason winds down and we begin the countdown to the regular season, it’s time to get familiar with those who will be donning the red, white and blue in Columbus. We’ll take a look at those guaranteed to make the roster as well as those with a shot to make the club out of camp. Today, we take ... Read More »

Meet the Columbus Blue Jackets: Jared Boll

Boll isn't the guy to light the lamp often, but he gets his teammates going with smart, high-energy play.
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As the offseason winds down and we begin the countdown to the regular season, it’s time to get familiar with those who will be donning the red, white and blue in Columbus. We’ll take a look at those guaranteed to make the roster as well as those with a shot to make the club out of camp. Today, we take ... Read More »

Meet the Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray

Murray had an impressive rookie season, but looks to make a big leap forward in year two.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

As the offseason winds down and we begin the countdown to the regular season, it’s time to get familiar with those who will be donning the red, white and blue in Columbus. We’ll take a look at those guaranteed to make the roster as well as those with a shot to make the club out of camp. Today, we take ... Read More »

Meet the Columbus Blue Jackets: Fedor Tyutin

Tyutin might not get much in the way of fanfare, but he's an essential part of the Jackets' blue line.
(Photo by Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

As the offseason winds down and we begin the countdown to the regular season, it’s time to get familiar with those who will be donning the red, white and blue in Columbus. We’ll take a look at those guaranteed to make the roster as well as those with a shot to make the club out of camp. Today, we take ... Read More »

Meet the Columbus Blue Jackets: Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson logs the most minutes on the Jackets blue line and will once again be counted on the help carry the defense.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

As the offseason winds down and we begin the countdown to the regular season, it’s time to get familiar with those who will be donning the red, white and blue in Columbus. We’ll take a look at those guaranteed to make the roster as well as those with a shot to make the club out of camp. Today, we take ... Read More »