CBJ Today: Blue Jackets want to add Russian to blue line

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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, […]
Puck-rakers: Jackets AGM Bill Zito Has Talked With Sabres
Blue Jackets assistant general manager Bill Zito is a candidate to become general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, multiple sources indicated to the Dispatch on Saturday.Zito, who guided the Jackets’ minor-league franchise in Cleveland to an American Hockey League title last spring, interviewed with the Sabres on Saturday.Neither Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen nor Zito would confirm his interest in the Sabres’ job.Buffalo fired […]
Blue Jackets | Tortorella gradually embracing advanced stats offered by analytics
Josh Flynn chuckles when he hears Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella occasionally slipping advanced statistics into a news conference.As director of hockey administration, Flynn is the Jackets’ guru of analytics. At least publicly, Tortorella has about as much use for them as he does Sidney Crosby collectibles.“I don’t care what anyone says in this league, (Corsi and Fenwick advanced stats) don’t apply to the game of hockey,” Tortorella said […]
Puck-rakers: On the potential of Josh Anderson and the need to keep him clear of Las Vegas
Josh Anderson’s house mate, Zach Werenski, probably winds up in Las Vegas on June 21. The city and the date also are significant to Anderson, the Blue Jackets’ winger, but for different reasons.Werenski is a Calder Trophy finalist and the NHL awards will be presented that night in Sin City. The other major event that day is the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft. And this is where Anderson might come into play.The Jackets and many […]
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