Category Archives: Colombus Blue Jackets

Jackets not going to trade away their picks

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes … Jarmo Kekalainen is not going to trade a first-round draft pick for immediate help.

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Columbus does not overly want to trade Anisimov

Are the Oilers and Blue Jackets about to swing a trade?

Take it or leave it Johansen

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes … The Blue Jackets have had the same contract offer on the table for center Ryan Johansen since June: two years, $6 million.

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Flyers trade Hartnell to the Jackets for Umberger

Tsn.ca is reporting … FLYERS TRADE F HARTNELL TO BLUE JACKETS FOR UMBERGER

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Gaborik could be bait for help on defense

Sources tell The Dispatch, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is trying to trade Gaborik by today’s 3 p.m. deadline for defensive help after two key injuries.

Gaborik has a limited no-trade clause, but he recently provided the Blue Jackets a list of teams to which he would approve a trade. A source said one of those teams is the Los Angeles Kings, who are in the market for a high-end forward and have had talks with the Blue Jackets regarding Gaborik.

Could the Rangers and Blue Jackets make a deal

Trading Callahan to the Blue Jackets, with whom the Rangers are competing for a playoff spot and could conceivably meet in a cross-pollination first round, seems like a crazy idea, but the Blueshirts would sure have to think about it if Columbus would send 24-year-old Cam Atkinson, Chris Kreider’s Boston College Eagles teammate, to the Garden.

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Could the Blue Jackets trade Gaborik?

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The second crossroads will come with the NHL trade deadline on March 5. Only four regular-season games will have been played after the Olympic break, so the Blue Jackets will need to have determined whether Gaborik’s style of play meshes with the rest of the roster.

The Blue Jackets and Gaborik have had no contract talks to date, and there have been no indications they are interested in signing him to an extension.

General manager Jarmo Kekalainen would not comment, but it’s possible Gaborik, if healthy, could be traded at a second straight deadline.

Brandon Dubinsky and Blake Comeau fight at practice

A spat between Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky and Blake Comeau escalated, quickly, into a full-on fight today during practice in Nationwide Arena.

Dubinsky and Comeau, who had moments earlier exchanged words and had to be separated on the bench during a penalty-kill drill, dropped the gloves and exchanged punches when their lines were next on the ice together.

Montreal and Columbus have been talking trade for a number of weeks

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