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NHL Rumors: Turris, Schuldt, Dubinsky, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Kyle Turris out of Nashville and how he might be connected to Matt Duchene, college free agent Jimmy Schuldt and his narrowing down of viable NHL options and what will the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Brandon Dubinsky’s contract? Kyle Turris Unhappy in Nashville? Adam Vingan of The Athletic said during his mailbag segment that he’s heard from multiple sources Kyle Turris is unhappy with his situation in Nashville and that it doesn’t ap...
Tags: New York Post, Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Rangers, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Michael Russo, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic, Matt Duchene, Chris Kreider

NHL Rumors: Quenneville, Senators, Blue Jackets, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Joel Quenneville and future prospects for him to coach again in the NHL, the Ottawa Senators are looking to bring over one of their college prospects, and the New York Rangers have plans regarding their rebuild heading into next season. Quenneville Getting Coaching Itch Former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was fired earlier this year and while there was speculation he wouldn’t be out of a coaching job very long, things have be...
Tags: Usa, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Columbus, Calgary, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic

Penguins’ Johnson Has Been Pleasant Surprise

On Feb. 23, the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Philadelphia Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. Toward the end of the first period, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds (who has since been traded to the Nashville Predators) leveled Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin with a high hit and he immediately went down holding his head. In the ensuing scrum, Kris Letang (who had been having arguably the best season of his c...
Tags: Usa, NFL, Sport, Philadelphia Eagles, Espn, Penguins, Hockey, Johnson, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Metropolitan Division

Blockbuster Trade Scenario for Oilers and Blue Jackets

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches, teams are scouting and calling each other, players are listening and looking and fans are gitty with excitement at a time of year where chaos often overpowers logic. Half the fun for fans is creating trade scenarios between teams, wondering if the names and players rumored to be available on the trade market might, somehow, make their way into town. Until an interview I conducted with Aaron Portzline of The Athletic and the NHL Network concluded, I nev...
Tags: New York, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Brian Burke, Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, All Star, Athletic, Cam Talbot, Talbot, Artemi Panarin

THW Podcast – Ep 7: One-on-One w/ Aaron Portzline of The Athletic /NHL Network

On the seventh episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a bit shorter version of the show, covering the latest in NHL rumors, but also focusing on an NHL franchise that has been in the news a lot lately. We invited Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, The Hockey News, and The NHL Network on to chat with us about all the drama happening in Columbus. What’s really happening there? Is this is the beginning of the end for one of the best goaltenders in the NHL?  What to Expect on the Podcas...
Tags: Usa, Podcasts, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Columbus Blue Jackets, Kyle, Sergei Belski, Hockey News, Panarin, Rick Nash, Aaron Portzline, Bobrovsky, Portzline, NHL Network

Rick Nash Officially Retires From NHL

In what will likely be considered a non-shocking turn of events, on Friday morning, a statement released by Rick Nash and his agency, Top Shelf Sports Management, made the announcement that he is retiring from the game of professional hockey. The statement read: Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey. Under the advice of his medical team, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick retur...
Tags: Usa, News, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic, Rick, Rick Nash, Nash, Aaron Portzline, Jarome Iginla, Portzline, Darren Dreger, Top Story

Bruins’ Hand Forced by Nash Waiting Game

Earlier in the week, we heard rumblings that Rick Nash was officially filing papers to retire from the NHL. The report came from Rear Admiral of Barstool Sports, who tweeted on Tuesday that a source indicated to him that Nash was filing the paperwork and would announce his retirement. TSN’s Darren Dreger, per Nash’s agent Joe Resnick, reported later in the day that Nash would not be retiring at this time. The Bruins brought Nash in at the trade deadline a year ago with the hope that the power-fo...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Gm, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, Columbus, Stanley Cup, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Rumors: Panarin, Pacioretty, Flyers, More

In today’s rumor rundown the Columbus Blue Jackets have received offers for forward Artemi Panarin. Are they good enough to consider a deal? The situation in Montreal between Max Pacioretty and the team gets stranger by the day and the Flyers are looking to add another player before the season starts. Blue Jackets Receiving Offers for Panarin With speculation Artemi Panarin is still a name to watch on the trade block, rumors are now that the Columbus Blue Jackets have started receiving offers ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Columbus, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Walsh, Canadiens, Kim Klement, James van Riemsdyk, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic

NHL Rumors: Panarin, Montour, Nelson, More

In today’s rumor rundown, Artemi Panarin gives the Blue Jackets a deadline to talk business, the Islanders are working on a deal with Brock Nelson and the Anaheim Ducks are figuring things out with Brandon Montour. Panarin Gives Deadline In what seems like a bit of a strange development to this story, Artemi Panarin has given the Columbus Blue Jackets a deadline to discuss any business matters with him. This comes after confirmation by multiple sources that Panarin was not ready or willing to ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Ducks, Nelson, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Isles, Islanders, Lou Lamoriello, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Stephens, Arthur

Blue Jackets Offer First Clue in Expansion Draft Plans

The first piece of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ expansion-draft plans has been revealed according to a report. Per Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets did not ask veteran-forward Scott Hartnell to waive his no-move clause. This comes as a bit of a surprise given that he must now be protected in the expansion draft. #CBJ did not ask veteran forward Scott Hartnell to waive his no-move clause by today's 5 p.m. deadline. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) June 12, 2017 Try...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Clarkson, Anderson, Commentary, Columbus Blue Jackets, LTIR, Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline, Portzline, Brandon Dubinsky, David Clarkson, Scott Hartnell, Matt Calvert, Hartnell, Josh Anderson

Ho-Sang Healthy Scratched, Johnson Bankruptcy & More

Joshua Ho Sang’s journey to the NHL has been anything but easy. After being selected with the 28th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, Ho-Sang has dealt with some obstacles on the way towards the big leagues. Most recently, Ho-Sang was a healthy scratch in the Bridgeport Sound Tigers game against the Syracuse Crunch. Healthy scratch tonight. Getting the night off. — The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) November 11, 2016   Accordin...
Tags: News, Sport, Ferrari, Blues, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Thompson, Josh, Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Bridgeport, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, St Louis Blues

Toronto’s Big Surprise, Marner in the Spotlight, Girardi Injured & More News

The Toronto Maple Leafs told fans and media they had a surprise Saturday night, but details were not shared. There were just hints and whispers and the knowledge that the team had made amends with Dave Keon, who was voted the greatest Leaf of all-time this week. Saturday night, the Maple Leafs announced that they were doing away with their long-running policy of not retiring player numbers and instead “honoring” them in the rafters. All 16 players, representing 10 numbers, that were in the raft...
Tags: News, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Rangers, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Cleveland, Calgary Flames, Kristen, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Leafs

Zach Werenski to Miss First Week of Camp

The Columbus Blue Jacket’s 2015 first-round draft pick (eighth overall) Zach Werenski is expected to miss the first week of training camp due to a groin injury, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. The 6-foot-1, 19-year-old defenseman had an outstanding sophomore year with the Univeristy of Michigan before he decided to turn pro. After he signed his first pro contract, he won the Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters (now the Cleveland Monsters). In 17 playoff games with the M...
Tags: News, Sport, Top Stories, Michigan, Hockey, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Dispatch, Traverse City, Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline, Portzline, Lake Erie Monsters, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jacket, Werenski, Zach Werenski

Blue Jackets Week In Review

What a memorable week this has been for the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the span of just seven days, the Blue Jackets participated in the NHL Draft, held their prospects’ development camp and dealt with free agency. In the midst of that, two of the longest tenured players in Blue Jackets history moved on from Columbus. Did you miss anything from this past week? Well you’re in luck. We’re here to help you fill in the blanks, while giving you thoughts on everything that happened. We’ll also get you ...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Best, Top Stories, North Dakota, Lake Erie, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Clarkson, Columbus, Anderson, Don, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets

Getting to know Jeff Salajko

The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline posted a profile of new Red Wings goalie coach Jeff Salajko: Jeff Salajko attended nine NHL training camps with San Jose, Chicago, Toronto and Edmonton from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. He was called up from the minor-leagues on a few occasions to be a practice goaltender, most notably in 1994 when he was a “black ace” during the San Jose Sharks’ playoff run. “But I never got into an (NHL) game,” Salajko said. “That’s a regret of mine.”...
Tags: Sport, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Columbus, Edmonton, Jeff, Red Wings, Columbus Dispatch, Aaron Portzline, Worthington, Ken Holland, Portzline, Bedard, Jeff Salajko

A Griffins-Monsters preview from a Lake Erie/Columbus perspective

The Grand Rapids Griffins have posted video and text previews setting up tonight's second-round series against the Lake Erie Monsters (7 PM EDT on The AHL Live/ESPN 96.1 FM), and today, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline posted a definitive preview from the Monsters' perspective and the perspective of their parent team, the Columbus Blue Jackets: In a 76-game regular-season schedule, the Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins played each other 12 times, or nearly 16...
Tags: Sport, Espn, Detroit Red Wings, Lake Erie, AHL, Dublin, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Columbus Blue Jackets, American Hockey League, Columbus Dispatch, Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline, Portzline, Lake Erie Monsters, Bednar

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in the NHL playoff hunt

It's a topic that comes up occasionally at this point in the hockey season, although it hasn't come to fruition since 1970. But it was mentioned again with a tweet early Friday morning to Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer Aaron Portzline: Portzline's answer to the question was simple and to-the-point: "Bad."
Tags: NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline, Portzline

Report: New York Rangers Kicking The Tires On Cam Atkinson

Per the always great Aaron Portzline, the New York Rangers have kicked the tires on Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Cam Atkinson . Actually, according to Portzline, this is not the first time the Rangers have made such inquires: Hearing rumblings that #NYR have called, yet again, regarding #CBJ RW Cam Atkinson, who has quickly become a favorite of John Tortorella.
Tags: Rangers, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline, Cam Atkinson, Portzline

Jack Johnson's family torn apart

It's often hard to reconcile what you believed to be the truth for years from what you later find out is the real truth. So is the story of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. The hockey world was abuzz Thursday as the explosive story of the financial wreck that Johnson's personal life has become was reported by veteran Columbus beat writer Aaron Portzline -- and later confirmed by Documents also obtained by and information provid...
Tags: Sports, Espn, Johnson, Columbus, Columbus Blue Jackets, Jack Johnson, Aaron Portzline, Portzline, Tina Johnson