Category Archives: Colombus Blue Jackets
Ultimately, you want to have the best chance at winning the lottery — and getting Matthews, who is most often compared with Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar, and never to Gilbert “I’ve got my Sidney Crosby” Brule.
If you are the Jackets, what you want to do is lose, artfully and otherwise. You want to dump veterans at the trade deadline, bring up a bunch of Lake Erie Monsters and see what the kids can do. You want to make February, March and April into three more Octobers.
Alas, the penchant of these Jackets is to catch fire around Groundhog Day, and, well, we’ve all seen that movie, many times, and we’ve yet to see the end of it.
The Canucks placed Chris Higgins on waivers last Tuesday. A day later, the former Yale forward cleared, with nobody interested in assuming the $2.5 million he’s due annually through 2017. Higgins is only 32 years old. The left wing scored 12 goals and 24 assists in 77 games for Vancouver last season. But Higgins is the odd man out as general manager Jim Benning tries to make his aging roster younger.
The Nashville Predators traded defenceman Seth Jones to the Columbus Blue Jackets for centre Ryan Johansen on Wednesday, giving up a young piece of their defence in search of some more offence.
I honestly don't know, but i think it would take a lot for Columbus to trade Johansen within division. https://t.co/ofMhLmeouF
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) January 4, 2016
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 30, 2015
from tsn.ca …. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Nathan Horton.
Hearing the Rangers and Columbus Center Mark Letestu connected. Rangers are interested.
— Patrick Kearns (@PatrickKearns) February 18, 2015
Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes … Jarmo Kekalainen is not going to trade a first-round draft pick for immediate help.
Read the article here
Further to @Aportzline tweet, was told this am CLB is not at all keen on trading Anisimov. Good player.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 26, 2014
One of the trade options EDM is looking at for David Perron is with Columbus Blue Jackets.EDM focus maybe on center Artem Anisimov. #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@TSNAaronWard) November 26, 2014
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.
Tsn.ca is reporting … FLYERS TRADE F HARTNELL TO BLUE JACKETS FOR UMBERGER
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.