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How These Columbus Blue Jackets Were Built

At long last, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have something to celebrate that will last a lifetime. The Blue Jackets swept the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round of the 2019 NHL Playoffs in stunning fashion. The hockey world will remember this for a long time. Hockey is a copycat league. If someone is successful at something, others will try to do the same thing in the hopes they can get a similar result. The question that a lot of people want to know is just ...
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Unlucky Ducks Must Improve Draft Position

Wednesday’s draft lottery did not go as the Anaheim Ducks and their fans wanted. It did go largely as expected, with the Ducks having the eighth-best odds to secure the No. 1 pick or at least a top-three pick. However, instead of obtaining the No. 8 pick, they fell one spot to No. 9. That’s not even the highest pick the Ducks have had in a decade. In 2012, they drafted Hampus Lindholm No. 6 overall in a season where they finished with the same amount of points that they did this season. Now ...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Terry, Columbus, Ducks, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Murray


Blue Jackets Edge Rangers to Punch Their Playoff Ticket

NEW YORK — Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets clinched the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Ryan Dzingel and Panarin scored in the third period for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 shots through overtime and all three Rangers attempts in the tiebreaker. Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Dzingel (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) The Blue Jackets, 8-2-2 in their past 12 games, sec...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, MSG, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, Sergei Belski, Artemi Panarin


League Wide Notes

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, - No decision yet who will be GM of the expansion Seattle franchise. But league-wide rumors have it down to a three-man short list, Mark Hunter, Ron Hextall and Kelly McCrimmon. Hunter, with a sharp eye for draft talent, resigned as assistant GM in Toronto last spring when Kyle Dubas was named GM. Hextall was canned this season as the Flyers GM. McCrimmon, brother of former Bruins defenseman Brad McCrimmon, joined the expansion Vegas franchise a...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Gm, Seattle, Columbus, Vegas, Boston Globe, Bruins, Rick Nash, Blue Jackets, Kyle Dubas, McCrimmon, Kevin Paul Dupont, Brad McCrimmon, GM Hextall, Mark Hunter Ron Hextall


Bruins Taking Unnecessary Risk With Backes

When the Boston Bruins signed David Backes to a five-year contract during the summer of 2016, the expectations for him in Boston were very high. With a cap hit of $6 million per season, Backes was projected to play alongside David Krejci on the second line. Instead, Backes has played primarily in the bottom six for the Bruins, and he has even found himself sitting out games as a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. Backes has seen his production drop each season in Boston and has no...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Ap, Hockey, NHL, Globe, Boston Bruins, Bruins, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Don Sweeney, St Louis Blues, David Backes, Sidney Crosby, Rick Nash, Adam McQuaid


Bruins’ Latest Acquisitions Provide Depth & Flexibility

The Boston Bruins decided not to make a blockbuster deal at the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. Last season, they went big on a move to bring Rick Nash to Boston, but in hindsight, that was not the best decision. General manager Don Sweeney has learned from past mistakes and opted for a different approach this time around. Despite rumours that the Bruins were in on the Wayne Simmonds or Mark Stone trades, they instead opted for Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson. While that may be disappointing t...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Wayne Simmonds, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Coyle, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Rick Nash


For Bruins, Johansson Is Safe Yet Solid Addition

The Boston Bruins acquired Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round pick (2019) and a fourth-round pick (2020). #NHLBruins acquire Marcus Johansson from @NJDevils in exchange for 2019 2nd-round pick and 2020 4th-round pick: https://t.co/HtvBh8tWm5 pic.twitter.com/C7XaUiGPbT — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 25, 2019 Bruins fans were fearing the worst as the trade deadline inched closer and closer. Players the team were originally tied to – like Mark Ston...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Sport, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Sweeney, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes, Charlie Coyle


How a minor trade for an unknown defenseman proved to be the biggest move of the 2018 NHL trade deadline

How a minor trade for an unknown defenseman proved to be the biggest move of the 2018 NHL trade deadline originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com As the dust settled after the 2018 NHL trade deadline, there were a number of key moves made to change the landscape of the league and the Stanley Cup race. The biggest move made was by the Tampa Bay Lightning who added the top defenseman on the market in Ryan McDonagh. But there was also a number of other big moves with players like Evander Kane...
Tags: News, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh, Evander Kane Paul Stastny


High Price To Pay At The Deadline Plus The Issues With The Anaheim Ducks

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, - ... A year ago, the lead trade suspect around the NHL was Rick Nash, and Sweeney outbid all suitors with a package that included a first-round draft pick, defensive prospect Ryan Lindgren, along with Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner. A year later, from Boston’s perspective, the art of the deal was offloading Spooner and Beleskey, a pair of wingers once thought to be essential offensive elements (they combined for 59 goals while wearing the Spoke...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Sport, Gm, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Murray, Boston Globe, Anaheim, Sweeney, Perry, Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, Rick Nash, Nash


Blue Jackets Blank Capitals – Bobrovsky Earns Shutout

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky made 13 of his 20 saves in the third period to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Tuesday night. Anthony Duclair, Nick Foligno and Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their fourth straight and remained in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind Washington. Columbus faces the division-leading New York Islanders on Thursday night. Bobrovsky didn’t have to work especially hard, at least not until t...
Tags: Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, San Jose, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Cleveland, Columbus, New York Islanders, Atkinson, Washington Capitals, Braden Holtby, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, COLUMBUS Ohio


Bruins Can’t Afford Panarin

Barring a major collapse, the Boston Bruins will return to the playoffs for the third straight season this spring. The only thing really left to decide is whether or not the Bruins will be the third seed in the Atlantic Division or if they will be in a wild card position. That battle with the Montreal Canadiens is likely to come down to the final few weeks of the season. As of this writing, we are just 13 days away from the NHL’s annual trading deadline. Once again, general manager Don Sweeney a...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Boston, Sport, Atlantic, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Globe, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Zibanejad Is the Star Rangers Desperately Need

The New York Rangers have been searching for an elite forward for quite some time. There were periods during which it looked like Marian Gaborik or Rick Nash could be that player but neither of them lived up to expectations. Some feel that Jaromir Jagr was the last truly elite player to play for the Rangers. But a new player has thrown his name into the discussion. Mika Zibanejad has put up career numbers this season and is proving that he has the potential to be a star forward. Despite h...
Tags: Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Mika Zibanejad, Rick Nash, Jaromir Jagr, Hayes, Marian Gaborik, Kevin Hayes, Dylan DeMelo, Zibanejad


Rangers’ Roster Will See Lindgren Back

The second half of the New York Rangers’ 2018-19 season is about to get underway. With it comes several roster-related questions for the streaky, rebuilding team: When will general manager Jeff Gorton pull the trigger on the next anticipated trade? Which veteran will be sent away next? Will the Rangers do anything to clear up logjams? What about the prospects still fighting for a spot on the NHL roster? That brings us to defenseman Ryan Lindgren, who was recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pac...
Tags: New York Post, Usa, Sport, Rangers, Quinn, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Lindgren, Hartford, Rick Nash, World Juniors, Kevin Hayes


Bruins Don’t Need Spooner Reunion

With news of Ryan Spooner being placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on Monday once again reminding the hockey world that Peter Chiarelli should stop making one-for-one trades, it’s also led to questions regarding Spooner’s future. While a reunion with the Boston Bruins is a logical talking point given the fact that he was drafted by the team and spent the first five-plus seasons of his career in Boston, it would not be a good idea for general manager Don Sweeney to put in a waiver claim. Wh...
Tags: Column, Usa, New York, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Perry Nelson, Bruins, Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Massachusetts, David Krejci


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


Bruins Trade Targets – New York Rangers

Earlier this week, we matched the Boston Bruins with the St. Louis Blues as potential trade partners this deadline season. Today, we will take a look at one of the biggest potential sellers in the east in the New York Rangers. The Rangers have fully embraced the rebuild, and will be heading to their second straight deadline looking to sell off assets. The Rangers did well a season ago, shipping Rick Nash to the Bruins for a haul that included the Bruins’ first-round pick and Michael Grabne...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Rangers, Norway, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo New York


Blue Jackets Bury Rangers – Foligno Scores Twice

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the New York Rangers 7-5 Sunday night. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Murray had two assists and nine other players picked up points in the offensive explosion for Columbus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third period turned it into a closer game. The Blue Jackets have won...
Tags: New York, Washington, Sport, New Jersey, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, COLUMBUS Ohio, Artemi Panarin, Rick Nash, Nash, Blue Jackets


Bruins’ Trade Deadline Targets

It is hard to believe that trading season is here once again, but as the NHL’s annual All-Star Game creeps a little bit closer that means the deadline is right around the corner. This season there appears to be more of a buyer’s market than anything, which greatly benefits a team like the Boston Bruins. As the Bruins get healthier and the wins continue to pile up, it only strength?ens the team’s case to buy at this deadline. With a number of young players on ‘value deals,’ there might not ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Dallas, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Washington Capitals


Nash Leaves a Blue Jackets Legacy in Retirement

For fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets, there is no player more polarizing than former captain Rick Nash. Some commend him for being the first real star of the young franchise, while others, to this day, remain upset by his exit. Regardless, his impact and legacy will be remembered in Columbus for years to come. Nash recently announced his retirement at the age of 34, a result of the lingering effects of multiple concussions sustained over his 15-year NHL career. Understandably, he is placing his...
Tags: New York, Sport, Chicago, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Columbus, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Nationwide Arena, Rick Nash, Nash, Blue Jackets


Blue Jackets Beat Capitals in OT – Holtby Injured

WASHINGTON — Cam Atkinson scored his 25th goal of the season, Artemi Panarin connected in overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night after the defending Stanley Cup champions lost All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby to an eye injury. Panarin scored in overtime for the second straight game. Holtby took a stick to the left eye from Atkinson through his mask in the second period. He left the game, giving way to backup Pheonix Copley, and the team said Ho...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Atkinson, Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, All Star, St Louis Blues, John Tortorella, Panarin


Afternoon Line- Larry Brooks

Never before and never since has a forward taken at least 80 shots in the Stanley Cup playoffs and scored fewer than five goals. And yet, that was the dubious achievement that stayed with Rick Nash throughout his profoundly mixed tenure as a Ranger — in which he graced New York with his presence for nearly six seasons but left the city, and ultimately the game, with a hole in his résumé as large as his smile and his good heart. -Larry Brooks of the New York Post, where you can read more ...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Sport, Beijing, NHL, Gary Bettman, Rick Nash, NHLPA, Larry Brooks


NHL Rumors: William Karlsson, Ducks, Devils, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is news about the status of contract negotiations between the Vegas Golden Knights and William Karlsson, there is speculation the New Jersey Devils will be sellers at the deadline and there is bound to be a massive change coming to the Anaheim Ducks. Golden Knights Not Rushing to Sign Karlsson In the face of rumors that offer sheets might exist in the NHL marketplace this summer, one team isn’t worried. The Vegas Golden Knights have superstar William Karlsson on...
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Video- Rick Nash Highlights

via Sportsnet's YouTube page, In honour of Rick Nash recently announcing his retirement, we count down the top-10 plays from his illustrious career.  
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NHL News & Notes: Nash, Eichel & More

In today’s News & Notes, Rick Nash has officially retired from the professional hockey, Jack Eichel is set to return to the Buffalo Sabres’ lineup and Tyler Myers is day-to-day with an injury. Related: NHL News & Notes: Bobrovsky, Upper Decks & More Rick Nash Retires After 15 seasons in the NHL, Nash has officially announced his retirement from professional due to unresolved issues stemming from concussions that Nash suffered last season. This was expected but still unfortunate as many were ho...
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NHL Rumors: Schenn, Bobrovsky, Canadiens and More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is an update on the interest surrounding Blues’ forward Brayden Schenn, the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers will be two teams to watch and things are still a bit sticky in Columbus when it comes to Sergei Bobrovsky. Boston Bruins Pursuing Brayden Schenn TSN’s Pierre LeBrun notes that the Bruins are potentially interested in Brayden Schenn out of St. Louis. He says, “Former Flyer Brayden Schenn is drawing interest around the league…  the St. Louis Blue...
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Rick Nash retires at 34 because of effects of concussion

Rick Nash has decided to retire at 34 because of unresolved symptoms from a concussion he suffered in March. Agent Joe Resnick announced Nash’s retirement in a statement Friday. Resnick says Nash decided under advice from doctors that the risk of brain injury was far too great if he returned to play hockey. Nash scored […]
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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


Nash retires from NHL, citing concussion symptoms

Former No. 1 overall NHL draft pick and six-time All-Star Rick Nash has retired because of concussion-related symptoms, his agent said Friday. Until his retirement, Nash trailed only Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Marleau with career goals scored among active players with 437. "Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey.
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Concussion symptoms drive Nash to retire at 34

Former Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins winger Rick Nash has retired at the age of 34 due to concussion-related symptoms, his agent announced Friday.
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Rick Nash Forced To Retire Due To Concussion Issues

Statement from Joe Resnick of Top Shelf Sports Management Inc. @Topshelf_TSSM on behalf of his client Rick Nash pic.twitter.com/rc7wu3wZNE — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 11, 2019
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