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Blue Jackets loan Oleg Yevenko to Belarus national team for 2016 IIHF Worlds

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have loaned defenseman Oleg Yevenko to the Belarus National Team for the 2016 IIHF World Championships, club Assistant General Manager Bill Zito...
  • 19 hr 16 min ago

Blue Jackets well-represented at 2016 IIHF World Championships

NHL.com In the world of hockey, there are a handful of elite international tournaments that showcase some of the top players from across the globe. One of those events – the 2016 IIHF World Championships...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Markus Nutivaara to two-year contract

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Markus Nutivaara, the club’s ninth pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, to a two-year entry level contract, General Manager Jarmo...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Building the Monster(s)

NHL.com John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen have made it very clear: the organization values drafting and developing players above all else.“We are a draft and development organization,” Davidson said. “I...
  • 2 days ago

NHL.com Mock Draft: Mike Morreale weighs in

NHL.com NHL.com Staff Writer Mike G. Morreale projects the top 14 selections in the 2016 NHL Draft:1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C, Zurich (SUI)The 6-foot-1, 210-pound left-shot forward is a...
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With draft position set (for now), Blue Jackets forge ahead in offseason

NHL.com For the first time in franchise history, the Blue Jackets received happy news at the NHL Draft Lottery.Granted, it’s not a position they’d like to be in (lottery teams are, by rule, the lowest...
  • 4 days ago
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Blue Jackets to select third overall in 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets won the third draft drawing and will have the third overall pick at the 2016 National Hockey League Draft to be held on June 24-25 at First Niagara...
  • 4 days ago
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Mixer's Mailbag: On areas of need, the Monsters' run & more

NHL.com Back by popular demand (really, because I need something to do), the mailbag returns for a second straight year. Remember: send your questions to @RobMixer, and as always, food questions move to...
  • 5 days ago
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NHL Draft Lottery to determine top of draft order on Saturday

NHL.com The 14 teams that failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs are hoping for some consolation when the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery is held in Toronto on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA...
  • 6 days ago
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Lake Erie Monsters announce Round 2 Calder Cup playoffs schedule

NHL.com CLEVELAND – By virtue of a three-games-to-none sweep of the Rockford IceHogs in the Central Division Semi-Finals, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters advanced to the second round of the American Hockey...
  • 7 days ago
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Jones can't wait for first full year in Columbus

NHL.com Seth Jones said he was initially surprised to hear that he was traded by Nashville, but the surprise quickly changed to anticipation and excitement.A new opportunity, a larger role, more ice time....
  • 9 days ago
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Jackets motivated by lost season that "never got started"

NHL.com COLUMBUS - The Columbus Blue Jackets missed qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a second straight season, but there was a different vibe Monday compared to a year ago when the players...
  • 11 days ago
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Monsters sweep IceHogs, win first playoff series in team history

NHL.com CLEVELAND – In front of 10,025 fans at The Q, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday by a final score of 5-3 to claim the team’s first Calder Cup Playoff series...
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Anderson's hat trick sends Monsters home with chance to advance

NHL.com ROCKFORD, IL – In game two of the team’s first Calder Cup Playoff series since 2011, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Rockford IceHogs 5-1 on Thursday at the BMO Harris Bank Center in...
  • 13 days ago
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Mixer's Mailbag...it's back!

NHL.com Back by popular demand (really, because I need something to do), the mailbag returns for a second straight year. Remember: send your questions to @RobMixer, and as always, food questions move to...
  • 14 days ago
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Korpisalo stops 28, Monsters open series with 5-2 win

NHL.com ROCKFORD, IL – In the franchise’s first Calder Cup Playoff appearance since 2011, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters claimed a 1-0 lead in the team’s first-round Central Division Semi-Final...
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Monsters' depth, attitude drive them into playoffs

NHL.com It’s often said that one of the sternest challenges with minor league teams is striking a balance between winning and development.The Blue Jackets are no different, with several of their top...
  • 14 days ago
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Blue Jackets sign 2015 first-round pick Gabriel Carlsson

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, the club’s second first round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry level contract, General Manager...
  • 15 days ago
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Jones, Murray growing into top-pairing role

NHL.com On exit interview day in Columbus, John Davidson shared his thoughts on the defensive future of the Blue Jackets: "we feel stronger about our back end with Seth Jones, in particular.”In January, a...
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Blog Articles

Kulfan examines the free agent class

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan examines this year's rop of unrestricted free agents-to-be via a photo gallery and feature article discussing those who might be of interest to the Red Wings. Kulfan...
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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — via Sportsnet, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discuss all the hot button topics from around the NHL and Stanley Cup playoffs. Topics include Ovechkin, Backes, Drouin and the 'influence' of Ron...
  • New: 8 hr 59 min ago

Open Post- Washington Capitals Take On The Pittsburgh Penguins

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Washington @ Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ET NBCSN, CBC and TVAS The Penguins are up 2-1 and you would have to think the Capitals need this game more than the Pens. Feel free to discuss...
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Jeff Blashill appears on WBBL’s ‘Huge Show’

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill spoke with WBBL's Bill "Huge" Simonson today, discussing the Red Wings' post-season reevaluation, the "Swedish Mafia" theory--which he shoots down with some...
  • New: 11 hr 54 min ago

A conversation with Chris Chelios

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Chris Chelios engaged in a long conversation regarding his tenure as a player and evolution as an assistant coach while speaking with ESPN's Paul Grant, and here's part of the...
  • 12 hr 24 min ago

Reports- John Chayka Will Be Named GM Of The Arizona Coyotes On Thursday

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Many of the hockey insiders are saying via Twitter that John Chayka will be named GM of the Arizona Coyotes tomorrow. He is 26 years old and here is his current bio on the Coyotes'...
  • 12 hr 30 min ago

The Assistant Coach Hunt Is On For The Detroit Red Wings

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Detroit Red Wings expect to move fairly quickly in hiring an assistant coach, making a decision in the next couple of weeks, if not sooner, general manager Ken...
  • 13 hr 29 min ago

Afternoon Line- Lindy Ruff

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Ruff on Hitch saying that Game 3 was closer than the 6-1 score: "Hitch is like the peanuts on top of the bar. They’re complimentary." — Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) May 4, 2016
  • 13 hr 34 min ago

What About Martin Frk?

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Helene St, James of the Detroit Free Press, As the Detroit Red Wings' top farm team continues its playoff run, one prospect, in particular, is under scrutiny. The Wings drafted Martin Frk...
  • 14 hr 32 min ago

Ken Holland to take part in Cleary University’s ‘Vehicle to a Better Future’ event

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — From a Marketwired press release: Cleary University today announced that Ken Holland, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings, and Adam Genei, owner of Mobsteel and...
  • 16 hr 1 min ago

Is He Clutch?

Kuklas Korner (PuckStopsHere) — There probably is some difference between players ability to perform under pressure in clutch situations but it has always been something that is not big enough to be clearly measured.  A...
  • 16 hr 17 min ago

New Stanley Cup Favorite Odds

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — via Bovada, Odds to win the Stanley Cup St. Louis...
  • 16 hr 29 min ago

Video- You Can’t Replace Steven Stamkos With Nikita Kucherov

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — via Sportsnet's YouTube channel, Tampa Bay Lightning VP Dave Andreychuk says Nikita Kucherov has the attitude to become a superstar, but Steven Stamkos would be irreplaceable as the face of the...
  • 17 hr 5 min ago

More Datsyuk decision discussion from Duff

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — You already know this, but the Windsor Star's Bob Duff hammers it, well, home. Pavel Datsyuk's probably heading back to Russia, and during the Red Wings' locker room clean-out day, Datsyuk's...
  • 17 hr 57 min ago

‘Roughly Translated’: Gustav Nyquist discusses joining Sweden’s World Championship team

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Hockeysverige.se's Ronnie Ronnqvist conducted a long interview with Gustav Nyquist, and here's a rough translation thereof: Unhappy with his season in Detroit, now Gustav Nyquist wants to take...
  • 18 hr 48 min ago

‘Three Things’: On Datsyuk’s ‘farewell,’ Miller’s injuries and gratuitous blood and guts

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Of Red Wings-related note this morning: 1. The World Championship begins on Friday in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, and whlie the games will a) mostly take place starting at 8:15 or 12:15 PM...
  • 19 hr 32 min ago

The Leafs Are “Trending In The Right Direction”

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, “It’s been a good week for the Leafs,” Babcock said Tuesday. “We’re in a way better situation than we were a year ago —...
  • 21 hr 57 min ago

Winning While Losing

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, If it’s possible to gain control of an NHL playoff series by losing a hockey game, the Washington Capitals might well have done precisely...
  • 22 hr 1 min ago

Get The Call Right, The First Time

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Dave Hodge of TSN, The NHL needs to start at the beginning and make sure the original calls are the right calls, and although video review and the way it is implemented is part of the...
  • 22 hr 29 min ago

The Nashville Predators Win A Game They Badly Needed

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun, The difference between falling behind 3-0 in a series and closing it to 2-1 is like the difference between getting a jolt of energy and a taking a...
  • 22 hr 36 min ago