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Top draft prospects focused on Memorial Cup

NHL.com 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...
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The #CBJ Year in Review: Defensemen

NHL.com (bmccormack@bluejackets.com) — The Columbus Blue Jackets knew entering the 2014-15 season that they were going to have a tremendous amount of competition in training camp to fill out their group of forwards. There will be a lot...
  • 2 days ago

A "perfect marriage" for Blue Jackets, Monsters

NHL.com 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...
  • 2 days ago

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

NHL.com 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...
  • 3 days ago

Mixer's Mailbag: Offseason Vol. 1

NHL.com 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...
  • 4 days ago

The #CBJ Year in Review: Forwards

NHL.com 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...
  • 4 days ago

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

NHL.com 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...
  • 5 days ago

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

NHL.com 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...
  • 5 days ago

Blue Jackets sign forward Markus Hannikainen to entry level contract

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Markus Hannikainen to a two-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy,...
  • 5 days ago

Finland's Rantanen tops list of international skaters

NHL.com The rise of Finnish right wing Mikko Rantanen began with an impressive showing at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in January.In the eyes of some, the 18-year-old was Finland's best player,...
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Top prospect Jack Eichel will play for Todd Richards, Team USA at Worlds

NHL.com Boston University freshman center Jack Eichel, projected to be one of the first players picked at the 2015 NHL Draft, was added to the United States team for the 2015 IIHF World Championship, USA...
  • 6 days ago
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Jackets' present, future well-positioned entering NHL Draft

NHL.com The Blue Jackets went into Saturday night’s NHL Draft lottery with a 94 percent chance of selecting eighth or ninth at the 2015 draft. So, it’s pretty safe to say they knew what was coming.A...
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Blue Jackets to select 8th overall at 2015 NHL Draft

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will have the eighth overall pick at the 2015 National Hockey League Draft to be held on June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The club’s draft...
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2015 NHL Draft Lottery procedure

NHL.com A weighted system used to determine the order for the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft for the 14 Clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery will take place on...
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The Numbers: Of Monsters & Jackets

NHL.com It's an exciting time for the Blue Jackets franchise, with a strong finish to the season and several young players stepping into key roles down the stretch. The present is strong and the future is...
  • 8 days ago
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Blue Jackets, Cleveland's Lake Erie Monsters announce multi-year AHL affiliation agreement

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters to have the Cleveland-based team serve as the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, Blue...
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Anderson enjoys solid first pro season

NHL.com Last summer, a team of Blue Jackets prospects traveled up to Traverse City, Mich., for a prospect tournament, and took home the hardware. But on a team with first-rounders Alexander Wennberg,...
  • 9 days ago
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NHL Draft: Michigan's Werenski boasts mature game

NHL.com University of Michigan defenseman Zachary Werenski wasn't just the youngest player in the NCAA during the 2014-15 season. He also was considered one of the best at his position."I can't tell you...
  • 9 days ago
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Mixer's Picks: First Round (Day 2)

NHL.com 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...
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Blog Articles

The Chicago Blackhawks Move On To The Second Round

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — The Blakhawks have defeated the Nasville Predators 4-3 to win the series 4-2. They will meet te winner of the Minnesota/St. Louis series.
  • New: 6 hr 42 min ago

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — via Sportsnet, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss key players that have stepped up, and will step up for their teams as Stanley Cup quarterfinal action draws to a close. More too...  
  • New: 7 hr 10 min ago

Razr On A Roll

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — More on rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek of the @DetroitRedWings and his two playoff shutouts... pic.twitter.com/A8mYdhXyCz — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 26, 2015   How...
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Larry Brooks On The Pittsburgh Penguins

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Can’t find many folks who believe Mike Johnston will get a second go-round behind the Pittsburgh bench. Evgeni Malkin is in at a $9.5 million...
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The Stamkos-Garrison ‘double team’ on Abdelkader was…suspect

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — I'm a biased Red Wings fan pretending to be an objective blogger on the internet, and I understand that Jason Garrison was very annoyed at Justin Abdelkader for the accidental/apologized-for ankle...
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Red Wings-Lightning Game 5 quick take: stolen holiday

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — From here on out, it's about staving off elimination--stavnig off locker room clean-out day and the dispersal of players to the World Championships, their off-season homes, and in some cases,...
  • New: 8 hr 44 min ago

Saturday Night Hockey Notes

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - Would it make sense in Philadelphia for the Flyers to pull a John Gibbons and bring back John Stevens to coach? It makes sense for Ron Hextall. -...
  • New: 9 hr 6 min ago

Video- Saturday Headlines

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Jeff Simmons of Sportnet, The Philadelphia Flyers continue to search for a new head coach and their short list includes Dallas Eakins, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox. Eakins,...
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Suffragette City

Kuklas Korner (IwoCPO) — There is no recovery from this. We need to be very clear about that. You need to know that going in. Teams don't recover from losses like...that.  Teams don't "bounce back" emotionally. They...
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Status Quo For The Wings Tonight

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — via Ansar Khan tweets, Babcock said same lineup as last game. Babcock said he expects Glendening (hand) to be able to take faceoffs. If not, he'll move Andersson to that line in place of...
  • 13 hr 45 min ago

Open Post- Today’s Stanley Cup Playoff Games

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Feel free to discuss the NHL Playoff games today. The Caps are up 3-2, Tampa/Detroit tied at 2, Chicago up 3-2 and the same with Calgary.  
  • 14 hr 29 min ago

Scott Darling

Kuklas Korner (PuckStopsHere) — The goaltender with the top saves percentage among those who have been the clear number one goalie in the playoffs so far is Scott Darling of the Chicago Blackhawks.  He is posting a 1.67 GAA...
  • 14 hr 30 min ago

Jim Rutherford And Mike Johnston Will Return In Pittsburgh

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Penguins aren't firing their coach or their general manager following a first-round exit in the Stanley Cup playoffs, president and CEO...
  • 14 hr 58 min ago

Jeff Blashill Ready For The Playoffs

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, Blashill's work continues to keep his profile high for an NHL position this summer. He's often called the best coaching prospect not currently in The Show...
  • 16 hr 15 min ago

Morning Line- Mike Peluso

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — In December, 1994, I suffered a major concussion thanks to a bare-knuckled fist to the head. I was knocked unconscious as my head slammed against the ice, and carried off the rink. In the locker...
  • 17 hr 48 min ago

One More Win And The Washington Capitals Move On

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Troy Brouwer, now in his fourth season in Washington, noted that all three of his playoff series have been decided in seven games. He said he believes that...
  • 18 hr 30 min ago

The Vancouver Canucks Face A Must Win Game

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, Most everyone is all over Mikael Backlund for his post-Game 5 comments about how there’s no way the Flames will lose to the Vancouver Canucks...
  • 18 hr 36 min ago

NHL Short Notes

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — FRIDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY RANGERS 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT) – NYR win series 4-1 Ottawa 5, MONTREAL 1 – MTL leads series 3-2 Minnesota 4, ST. LOUIS 1...
  • 18 hr 42 min ago

Quick Hits- Wings/Lightning

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun, - One factor that could play in the Wings’ factor is experience. “The leadership in this room is unbelievable,” Glendening said. “It...
  • 18 hr 58 min ago

Video- Ready For Today’s Playoff Action?

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Full playoff mode today...  
  • 20 hr 27 min ago