Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL awards 2017: Columbus head coach John Tortorella wins Jack Adams Trophy
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The Blue Jackets had a franchise-high 50 wins in 2016-17. Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has been named this year’s Jack Adams Trophy winner at the 2017 NHL Awards show on Wednesday. The win is Tortorella’s first since his head coaching days with Tampa Bay back in 2004.

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How John Tortorella won his second Jack Adams Award
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Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella stands behind his bench during the first period of an exhibition NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) John Tortorella led the

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NHL Names MVP…And It Wasn't Sidney Crosby
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Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid was named the Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League on Wednesday after the 20-year-old's points-scoring exploits helped carry his team into the post-season. McDavid overcame Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to become the third youngest winner of the prestigious Hart Trophy […]

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Fleury, Methot, Neal give Golden Knights a solid foundation
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In 1999, the Atlanta Thrashers selected 26 players in the expansion draft. Ten of those players never played a game for the Thrashers. In 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected goaltender Dwayne Roloson, defenseman Mathieu Schneider and forwards Turner Stevenson and Dallas Drake. None of them ever wore a Blue Jackets jersey. On Wednesday night, […]

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NHL Expansion Draft: Five teams who won't be affected significantly
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With a few exceptions, the expansion draft is a major burden for many teams. Teams like the Ducks, Wild and Blue Jackets either have to give up an important piece or pay a steep price to keep the Golden Knights away, while others (looking at you Islanders and Panthers) will lose a quality asset due […]

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Blue Jackets pay ransom to Golden Knights for draft protection: Report
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The Vegas Golden Knights are going to come out of next week’s expansion draft with a war chest of draft picks and prospects from teams trying to steer them away from exposed players. For that, they can thank the NHL, which gamed the expansion draft criteria to both give the Knights a collection of solid […]

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Blue Jackets expected to pay big price to limit expansion draft damage
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The trade freeze for teams adjusting to the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft is coming at 3 p.m. ET today, prompting some fans to wake up early. Potential Golden Knights fans would be wise to wait and see what GM George McPhee is cooking, as it sounds like he could command quite the ransom […]

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Report: Jackets have deal in place with Vegas to avoid Hartnell headache
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Last month, we wrote about how Columbus’ expansion draft plan hinged largely on one player — Scott Hartnell. Speculation is that the Blue Jackets already have a deal in place with Vegas, that the sides have agreed to some form of mutual back-scratching that will steer the Golden Knights toward taking a player on their […]

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Busy day of Blue Jackets signings includes deal for Korpisalo
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With the expansion draft looming, the Columbus Blue Jackets are getting their ducks in a row. On Friday, that meant handing out three contracts. The most relevant re-signing came with goalie Joonas Korpisalo, who received a two-year extension. Columbus

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Report: Add the Blue Jackets to list of teams that have inquired about Kovalchuk
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The list of teams reportedly interested in trying to get Ilya Kovalchuk back to the NHL continues to grow. It was reported on Sunday that the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks (all of whom have coaches or front office personnel familiar with Kovalchuk) were among a half dozen teams that […]

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Report: Canucks receive Blue Jackets’ 2017 second-round pick for Tortorella hiring
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The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday received the Columbus Blue Jackets’ second-round pick in this year’s draft as compensation for Columbus hiring John Tortorella in October of 2015, according to multiple reports. At the time Tortorella was hired in Columbus, he was still under contract to the Canucks, despite being fired after one tumultuous season in […]

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Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky had wrist surgery, should be ready for season
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky underwent surgery to repair a wrist injury, but should be ready for training camp. Brandon Dubinsky’s offseason program will be limited. The often-antagonizing Columbus Blue Jackets forward underwent surgery to repair an injured wrist, and will be sidelined for three months, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Tuesday via the […]

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