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Columbus Blue Jackets: With Rick Nash Gone, Who Will Be Face of the Franchise?

October 5th, 2012
When, and if, the 2012-2013 NHL season gets underway, the Columbus Blue Jackets will hit the ice for the first time without former captain and face of the franchise Rick Nash. Nash was the team's most popular player for close to a decade with the Blue Jackets and after being traded to ...

Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Top Draft Pick Murray to Three-Year Deal

July 24th, 2012
Yesterday, the Jackets took the biggest step in reshaping their franchise when they traded captain Rick Nash to the New York Rangers for three players and a first-round draft pick. The Blue Jackets will now look to take the next step in turning things and took a big step for ...

2012 NHL Entry Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets Receive Second Overall Pick

April 10th, 2012
The Columbus Blue Jackets came into tonight's NHL Draft Lottery with a 48.2 percent of earning the first overall pick in this year's draft. With the league's worst record, the Jackets had the best opportunity at receiving the top pick and possibly using it on Russian winger Nail Yakupov. However, ...

NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Will Still Be After Rick Nash This Summer

March 5th, 2012
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the most talked about trade target this year, Columbus Blue Jackets' captain Rick Nash, remains in Columbus for at least a few more months. After missing the playoffs for the 10th time in 11 years, the Jackets were believed to be ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Has Jeff Carter’s Time as a Blue Jacket Come to an End?

November 18th, 2011
Before last year's NHL Entry Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off one of the most aggressive moves in franchise history. The team traded their first round pick, as well as winger Jakub Voracek and another pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for All-Star center Jeff Carter. Carter, who had recently signed an ...

Columbus Blue Jackets: Projections for Newest Members of the Union Blue

August 5th, 2011
This offseason has clearly been one of the most aggressive offseasons in the Columbus Blue Jackets short 10-year franchise history. As soon as the most recent season was put to rest, general manager Scott Howson made it clear that changes were going to made and the Jackets would have a ...

Columbus Blue Jackets Find Replacement for Injured Winger, Sign Vinny Prospal

July 23rd, 2011
Last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit their first bump in the road in their path back to the playoffs when winger Kristian Huselius suffered a torn pectoral muscle. Huselius required surgery and will be out of the lineup until November at the earliest, most likely January. The Jackets had ...

Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Two Goaltenders; Is Steve Mason’s Job in Jeopardy?

July 1st, 2011
The Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the many teams on Friday that made a splash in the free agent market. The team locked up 27-year- old defenseman James Wisniewski to a six-year deal worth $33 million. This, combined with the acquisition of Jeff Carter, filled two of the Blue ...

Columbus Blue Jackets Considering a Move to Eastern Conference?

April 25th, 2011
Anyone who looks at a map of North America can tell that the state of Ohio is closer to the east coast than it is to the west coast. However, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League and endure a large amount of ...

Columbus Blue Jackets: Rick Nash Done for Season with Nagging Back Injury

April 8th, 2011
It was announced today on Dispatch.com that Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash will miss the final two games of the season with a back injury. This is the same injury that has kept the Canadian-born winger out since March 29th when the Jackets defeated the Panthers via shootout. Jackets coach Scott Arniel ...