CBJ Today: Penguins setting bar for Blue Jackets

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Friday, May 12, 2017
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 […]
NHL | Penguins all about capital punishment
Watching the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals series is like watching a big brother toy with a younger sibling. Whap, whap, whap, and the kid keeps coming back. Whap.One of these years, the kid might just knock out big brother. It was supposed to be last year, but it wasn’t, or this year, but it isn’t. When will the kid learn?In one sense, you have to admire the Penguins, who have been without their best defenseman and their No. 1 goaltender. As it […]
Blue Jackets want to add Russian to blue line
By this time a year ago, the seeds had been planted.Four months after they’d acquired Seth Jones in a trade with Nashville, the Blue Jackets’ brass watched rookie Zach Werenski light up the American Hockey League with the minor-league affiliate in Cleveland, and the idea to radically change the blue line in Columbus was born.The work isn’t done yet, either.The Blue Jackets have an offer on the table for 21-year-old Russian defenseman Vladislav […]
NHL | Bobrovsky named Hart Memorial Trophy finalist
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is one of three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s most valuable player.Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, a two-time winner of the trophy, and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid are the other two finalists.The winner will be announced June 21 in Las Vegas.It could be a busy day for Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets in Vegas.Bobrovsky also is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, […]
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