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Sergei Bobrovsky ranked No. 5 among goalies in NHL Fantasy's Top 275

NHL.com Todd Richards is not shy in saying that Sergei Bobrovsky is the backbone of the Blue Jackets.He's also not shy in saying that Bobrovsky makes him a better coach, just another indication of how...
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An impassioned speech

NHL.com The sound of skates scraping across freshly laid ice. The "crack" of a slap shot. The crisp tape-to-tape passes as the players control the puck.These are a few of Allie Wallace’s favorite things...
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Milano says negotiations on entry level contract have not begun

NHL.com As one of the most exciting summers of his life winds down, Sonny Milano isn't necessarily focused on next steps with the Blue Jackets - he knows it'll happen in due time.When he recently...
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National Dog Day = dogs adorably dressed in Blue Jackets gear

NHL.com You may not have known this, but yes: it is National Dog Day. Blue Jackets fans from all over sent us pictures of their dogs adorning CBJ gear, which is not only awesome but worthy of sharing with...
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Nichushkin, Horton power Cubeta's fantasy sleepers

NHL.com With few exceptions, the majority of top-tier players are established and well-known to the common fantasy owner. Though those players are integral components of a championship team,...
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Blue Jackets players, coaches & staff participate in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

NHL.com By now, you've most likely heard of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.The popular social media campaign has caught fire and has been widely successful in raising awareness and funds for ALS research....
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2014-15 Schedule Preview: March & April

NHL.com Number of games: 21 (10 home, 11 away against 16 opponents)Approximate number of miles to be covered: 12,4622013-14 record of opponents: 641-506-165Average point total: 90.432013-14 Columbus...
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Blue Jackets and Kalamazoo (ECHL) reach affiliation agreement for 2014-15 season

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today that the club has reached an agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings to serve as the ECHL affiliate for the Blue...
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NHL announces changes to Draft Lottery format

NHL.com NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today changes to its Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NHL...
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Blue Jackets announce start time change for preseason home opener vs. St. Louis

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced a change to the start time of the club’s preseason home-opener on Sunday, September 21, against the St. Louis Blues. The contest at...
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#FancyStats Breakdown: Corsi vs. Fenwick

NHL.com Two of the most commonly used analytics in hockey are Corsi and Fenwick. When discussing the use of these two measures, including the differences and similarities between them, it’s important to...
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Offseason top 200 fantasy hockey rankings

NHL.com With many players changing addresses over the past few weeks, NHL.com fantasy hockey insiders Matt Cubeta and Pete Jensen have put together their offseason top 200 fantasy hockey player rankings....
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Blue Jackets preseason tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 22

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – Individual game tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ four home preseason games at Nationwide Arena will go on sale Friday, August 22 at 10 a.m., the club announced today. The...
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Blog Articles

Red Wings afternoon tidbits: DeKeyser takes flight, chat chatter and Jimmy Howard in Maine

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Amongst a whole bunc of tidbits on a relatively quiet afternoon: The scattered thunderstorms that have been skittering across Southeastern Michigan let up enough for Danny DeKeyser to hop onto an...
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Flyers Re-Sign Zac Rinaldo

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Breaking: The #Flyers have signed LW @RinaldoZac to a two-year contract extension. Details → http://t.co/QquF5xHhca — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 2, 2014
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LeBrun: Eyes of the hockey world are fixed upon the spat between Ryan Johansen and Blue Jackets

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — ESPN's Pierre LeBrun's returned from his summer vacation, and LeBrun suggests that the juiciest story of early September involves the contract impasse between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan...
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All Kinds Of Odds Before Training Camps Open

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Thanks to Bovada for this... Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup    Odds on 7/9/14             Current...
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Former Red Wing Chris Osgood tells ESPN’s Katie Strang that the Wings in ‘transition

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — ESPN's been positing sets of off-season assessments of NHL teams as viewed through the eyes of notable alumni, and today, Katie Strang spoke with former Wings goaltender and Fox Sports Detroit...
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Plymouth Whalers to hold exhibition game benefiting Plymouth-Canton Educational Park

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Updated with a note about the Plymouth Whalers' "Try Hockey For Free" clinic on Wednesday, September 3rd. From the Plymouth Whalers: PLYMOUTH WHALERS, SAGINAW PLAY FOR PCEP ON SEPTEMBER 6 All...
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Red Wings morning news: on Zetterberg’s ‘outlook,’ Swedish collaborations, Mantha and Kevin Porter

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Several Red Wings-related stories hit the wires early this morning, so I'm up a little early to note them, as well as this (it looks like the weather's holding up for Danny DeKeyser's flight with...
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All Matt Fraser

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Mac Faulkner of Shnarped, Recently Shnarped had the chance to speak at length with Matt as he reflected back on his journey from a 9th round pick in the bantam draft to an...
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Cannon Blasts - September 2, 2014

The Cannon (Eric St. John) — Your First September Edition of Cannon Blasts Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy pulled some comparable players to Ryan Johansen at age 21 and 22, looking at what CBJ management might be able to...
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Morning Line

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — In my early years as a blogger I could be quite nasty toward journalists I disagree with.  I received e-mails from a few of them taking me to task, not for questioning their...
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Not Last Year’s New York Rangers

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Andrew Gross of The Record, To repeat as conference champs, bigger-than-expected contributions have to come from unexpected places. Look, given a choice between a roster with Brian Boyle...
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Red Wings overnight report: prospect tourney ‘job’ talk, Datsyuk, fantasy hockey news, previews etc.

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — The Red Wings' media corps will attend the Red Wings "Captain's Practice" at Joe Louis Arena today, and a solid chunk of the Red Wings' roster (minus a certain restricted free agent who will fly...
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Top 20 Players By Adjusted Corsi (Rate Stat)

Kuklas Korner (PuckStopsHere) — In my summer sabermetrics and hockey series, I have written several posts about Corsi ratings and how to adjust them to make them reflective of individual play.  I listed a top 20 players by...
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Cannonfest V Recap: Bigger, Badder, Bluer.

The Cannon (Matt Wagner) — This year's Cannonfest featured a new venue, some new twists, and one big surprise. Despite the rain and the heat, fans turned out in style, and a great time was had by all. I am always nervous...
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A Very Slow Day

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Not much happening today in the hockey world and I refuse to post just to attract readers for something they probably don't have an interest in. So with that, if I see anything throughout the day...
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Red Wings overnight report: on Holland’s conversation with Krupa, Howard’s pivotal season, etc.

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Updated 3x at 6:19 AM: Every "preseason" unfolds like a snowflake (i.e. it's never exactly the same from year to year; maybe a "fallen leaf" would be a better autumn simile?), but it's September...
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The Battle Over Advanced Stats

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Matt Larkin of The Hockey News, The tension is palpable and very much what we’ve come to expect from a rivalry that exploded over blogs and the social media universe in recent...
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The Time Stan Mikita Was Hit By A ‘Truck’

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Earlier in the season, Gordie Howe was the recipient of a high stick from Stan Mikita... from Tom DeLisle at DetroitAthletic.com, ... Howe and Mikita finally pulled apart as they slowly made...
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A Few Hockey Notes In Late August

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - A few things that make no sense regarding the NHL expansion story that got all kinds of play this week: 1. Seattle has a willing owner, a promise from...
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Red Wings overnight report: Datsyuk and Hasek on ice; Smith’s mysterious future

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Updated 2x at 6:39 AM: Saturday would've been a wonderful day to have a private jet (if not a fighter jet), because Pavel Datsyuk skated in an exhibition game prior to the "Stone Flower...
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