CBJ Today: Rob Oller | Blue Jackets ‘graduates’ still going in playoffs

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Blue Jackets | Potential of prospect Keegan Kolesar on display
When the world championship ends this weekend in Europe, the Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup will be in the middle of its preliminary schedule, making Keegan Kolesar the last Blue Jackets prospect playing in the 2016-17 season.The last man standing was the first man down in September.Kolesar was knocked out of the NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan, and Blue Jackets training camp after he was diagnosed with an abdominal hernia. The surgery put him […]
Where are they now?: Hockey and broadcasting passions still burn for former CBJ announcer George Matthews
{This is the latest installment in a series of stories spotlighting former Blue Jackets’ players and personnel}George Matthews rolls back the years during a 45-minute phone interview, his enthusiasm growing with each story, until the indefatigable former Blue Jackets’ broadcaster man puts his listener inside the booth for the franchise’s first preseason game.It is Sept. 14, 2000 and Matthews and Bill Davidge are preparing to call the […]
Blue Jackets | Sergei Bobrovsky likely to work on mental game
This is the week most Blue Jackets players will get started on offseason workout routines. It has been more than three weeks since they were bumped from the first round of the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the loins and ligaments are rested and healed.Last summer was transformative for many players, especially goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who arrived in the fall looking less like a wrestler and more like a jockey.Bobrovsky lost 17 pounds from his 199-pound frame, a […]
The Front Row: Penguins setting bar for Blue Jackets
Whatever the Blue Jackets are doing now – playing golf, fishing at a lake cabin, or watching “Trailer Park Boys” – the thought of the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t be far from their mind.Losing to Pittsburgh in the playoffs last month for the second time in four seasons probably still gnaws at the Jackets.However, it’s the future that must have the Jackets thinking about the Penguins, their gilded NHL Metro Division neighbor.If the […]
NHL | Blue Jackets seek to protect young forwards in expansion draft
In March, when the NHL’s general managers gathered in Boca Raton, Florida, Jarmo Kekalainen of the Blue Jackets and George McPhee of the Vegas Golden Knights took a break from the boardroom meetings to play tennis.One can safely assume that, at some point — perhaps when Kekalainen and McPhee were at the net, digging out buried forehands — next month’s expansion draft was brought up in conversation.The Blue Jackets have been talking to McPhee and […]
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